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Question concerning switching tail lights

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by STLharry, May 2, 2012.

  1. May 2, 2012 at 5:52 AM
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    STLharry

    STLharry [OP] Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    Hello all!
    I searched and came up empty (correct me if you know of a thread though).

    I recently destroyed one of my tail lights wheeling. A new 01-04 one on Rockauto is about 50 bucks, but I can find a pair of 95.5-00 ones for about the same price. I also have a hole in my other light that's been patched by electrical tape for about 2 years. So it would make sense to put new ones in.

    It appears that the outer dimensions are the same, but before I pull the trigger I wanted to ask the community about it. Does anybody have experience with this or can shed some light on it? Will the older ones fit? I know ebay tail lights say they will fit either one or the other.

    I would love to swap them to the older style in order to keep with the theme I have (my 01 is disguised as my old 96 via front end swap and the TOYOTA tailgate decal).

    Cheers!
     
  2. May 10, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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    The newer ones are jewelled, unlike the older ones. I broke one wheeling too. :D
     
  3. May 10, 2012 at 2:04 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    per whitetacoboy, they will fit with a slight wire modification

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...gen-taillights-signal-lights.html#post5064566
     
  4. May 10, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    STLharry

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  5. May 10, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    You say that now, but I haven't even begun to do my swap.

    lol
     
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