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Old 08-22-2007, 09:31 AM   #1
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Rear Lights facelifted?

Were there any changes to the rear lights between my 1999 sedan, and the facelift? I want to fit a set from a newer car.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:44 AM   #2
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Yes, prefacelift sedans have a 6 pin connector for the taillights while the facelifted sedan has a 7 pin connector. You would have to buy aftermarket taillights for your car to get the facelifted look. Or, if you like to DIY stuff, you can rewire a set of OEM facelifted tails into your car. Nobody has done this yet (that I know of), but I know it's possible.
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Yep exactly, 99-01 cars use a 6 pin connector and the 02-05 cars use a 7 pin. We have the facelift style tails with the 6 pin for you guys though:

Facelift Style Sedan Rear Clears

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Thanks for the explanation. So the physical fit is the same then? Excellent.

Does anyone know what that seventh pin does!?

Thanks for the lights link, but I've found a unique set of lights for a newer car that I think would work excellent with my current plans.

Do you guys deliver to the uk btw?

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Old 08-23-2007, 09:26 AM   #5
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Does anyone know what that seventh pin does!?
The prefacelift cars have the parking lights and brake lights on the same wire. On the facelift cars the parking and brake lights are separate and require an extra wire.
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