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Old 10-19-2006, 11:37 PM   #1
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Question aftermarket taillight help plz

i got these in today, they look and fit great except for one part, the part that holds the bulbs doesnt clip in, has anyone else had this problem and know how to fix it?
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Old 10-19-2006, 11:56 PM   #2
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Old 10-20-2006, 12:59 AM   #3
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Old 10-20-2006, 02:15 AM   #4
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what kind of aftermarket tails did you get? the depo ones if i remember correctly has it's own bulbs in individual holders. you don't use your oem holders at all. if it's the euro oem ones, then you have to modify the housing to put it in. if you take the tail light out and then put the bulb holder one, you can tell which of the prongs you need to cut in order for it to fit snugly
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Old 10-20-2006, 02:38 AM   #5
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i got these in today, they look and fit great except for one part, the part that holds the bulbs doesnt clip in, has anyone else had this problem and know how to fix it?
this is what i had to do for my coupe, not sure about sedan
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Old 10-20-2006, 02:42 AM   #6
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u only had to cut that one peice down?
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yea it's only one. mine was more in the center, but i had a facelift sedan. just take yours out and it'll be a no brainer when you put the two pieces together
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u only had to cut that one peice down?
Yep. As mentioned, put the cover against it to see where it's hitting. Then take some cutters and snip it. That picture actually shows the OEM american one doesn't have the raised prong there. The euro ones get a prong there and keep the US ones from fitting. Incase anyone notices I have LEDs, this was before I swapped to LEDs. Those have no issues as the back cover just clicks in.
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got it done, ty very much it fits perfect now!
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cool, glad it worked
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Old 10-20-2006, 01:16 PM   #11
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lol im glad too ty so much yall!
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