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89 center tailight section?


Wilfongtsi
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 459064 posted 04/02/07 11:58 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Will the 89 center taillight section fit on the 91, 92 trunks? I've heard they won't, just tryin to find out for sure. I think they also don't have lights in them or sunthin?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 459075 posted 04/02/07 12:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
He's asking about the unit I've got for sale:



The body is the same (base Galant vs GVR4) so I don't see why they wouldn't bolt right on exactly the same as the stock center section...



-Cy
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crankwalk
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 459080 posted 04/02/07 12:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      

It fits but will look like shit without the other two sides.
The sections wouldnt line up at all.



^BTW Cy your picture has the section upside down.


Edited by crankwalk (04/02/07 12:24 PM)

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Wilfongtsi
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 459081 posted 04/02/07 12:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks for adding pic. I just like the way the clear part matches the color on the taillights, and I'm going for a badgeless look so no vr4 emblem.



1991 VR4 #1061 (main project)
1987 Conquest TSi (my first car)
2003 Honda RC51 Harley guys hate me!
2000 Silverado ridin on 38's
2000 Honda Insight 70 mpg's!
1998 1LE Camaro

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Wilfongtsi
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 459082 posted 04/02/07 12:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So its upside down in the pic then, I see.



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1987 Conquest TSi (my first car)
2003 Honda RC51 Harley guys hate me!
2000 Silverado ridin on 38's
2000 Honda Insight 70 mpg's!
1998 1LE Camaro

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 459089 posted 04/02/07 12:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'm pretty sure they are different. I have an 89 center section and a 91 spare center, and the mounting studs are not all in identical locations. They can maybe be moved/removed, so it may fit, but not mount exactly the same.



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crankwalk
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 459094 posted 04/02/07 12:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^Ok I posted a picture of my car, which is a 91 with 89 tails for reason. It fits!

You dont use all the nut on the back side but other than that it works fine.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 459268 posted 04/02/07 06:47 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
When I did mine I had to open two mounting holes in the trunk way up to make it fit.

John



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crankwalk
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 459274 posted 04/02/07 06:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I didnt do anything and it bolted in.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 459284 posted 04/02/07 07:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Mine bolted in but the ends wouldn't sit flush on the top. It stuck out about 1/4".

John



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DR1665
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 459302 posted 04/02/07 07:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I went to install a set of these, myself, found the center section doesn't light up, and then realized I wasted $40 buying them. :P I got them because I like the way the amber turn signals are on the top - like on my Talon. Some day, I might even snag a grille from an Eagle Summit and swap it in the front just for shits and giggles...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 459390 posted 04/02/07 10:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Will the summit grill will fit the galant? may be 2000gtx will be exact fit.



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wowzer
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 459628 posted 04/03/07 02:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
2000GTX is an exact fit Summit is different.
You should be able to switch tails.

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Wilfongtsi
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 459829 posted 04/04/07 01:29 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Did the 91 vr4's center section say vr4 on them? Do they light up?



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1987 Conquest TSi (my first car)
2003 Honda RC51 Harley guys hate me!
2000 Silverado ridin on 38's
2000 Honda Insight 70 mpg's!
1998 1LE Camaro

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 459880 posted 04/04/07 07:32 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
No.



-Cy
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 459941 posted 04/04/07 09:50 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
My center section lights up on my 91 but has no badge, it's on the trunk lid.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 459946 posted 04/04/07 10:02 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Right. Has lights, no badge.



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CP
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 459974 posted 04/04/07 10:50 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Oh that's right, I pulled the bulbs out of my center section taillights. I thought it looked ghey with all that red back there. I was thinking about wiring up a really bright bulb on one side of the center section with a manual switch to be used as a rear foglight, ala Saab, Audi, Volvo.

I also misted some dark spray paint on my license plate bulbs so it doesn't have sun-like beacons illuminating it.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 460569 posted 04/05/07 04:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Two different shape decklids. definately

Rich



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 460580 posted 04/05/07 04:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I had a wingless 90 decklid and i put my 91 tail light center section in it without any issues. So as far as i can tell they're interchangable.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 460641 posted 04/05/07 07:05 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quote:

Two different shape decklids. definately

Rich




This thread pisses me off.

Its in your head. I put 89 tails on my 91 with no problem. i now have 93 taillights in with no problem.

I have A PICTURE of my 91 with 89 tails IN THIS THREAD. This isnt science, they just screw in.


Edited by crankwalk (04/05/07 07:07 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 460655 posted 04/05/07 08:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^^^What the man said!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 460673 posted 04/05/07 09:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quote:

Oh that's right, I pulled the bulbs out of my center section taillights. I thought it looked ghey with all that red back there. I was thinking about wiring up a really bright bulb on one side of the center section with a manual switch to be used as a rear foglight, ala Saab, Audi, Volvo.

I also misted some dark spray paint on my license plate bulbs so it doesn't have sun-like beacons illuminating it.




I loved that about my volvo till I got pulled over for faulty equiptment.


89 tails fit. Hertz has them as well if I recall.



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misterfixit
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 460814 posted 04/06/07 09:15 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
To substantiate-------
89 decklid:

89up decklid:

No it's definately not science.

Mouthy C*unts p*ss me off.

Rich

Quote:

Quote:

Two different shape decklids. definately

Rich




This thread pisses me off.

Its in your head. I put 89 tails on my 91 with no problem. i now have 93 taillights in with no problem.

I have A PICTURE of my 91 with 89 tails IN THIS THREAD. This isnt science, they just screw in.





92 UK 1800 GALANT DD
88 JDM E39A GALANT VR-4, running. But only just.
93 CB4A --- rewound
91 PDM GTI Resurection project. Aborted
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 460815 posted 04/06/07 09:16 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Quote:

Its in your head. I put 89 tails on my 91 with no problem. i now have 93 taillights in with no problem.

I have A PICTURE of my 91 with 89 tails IN THIS THREAD. This isnt science, they just screw in.




Ummmmmm. No. It's not in anyone's "head". I can't tell you a specific year break but there is a slight difference in the sheet metal of the trunk lid that is underneath the center section of the tail lights. If you'd like a picture of the modifications I needed to make in order to have the center part sit flush on the trunk/tail light combo I'm using then I'll be happy to take one for you so you can see it. Here is a break down of the different trunk lids straight from CAPS:

E33A:

8801.1 - 9005.3 = MB549999
9006.1 - 9302.3 = MB835143

(the break on the tail lights is the same dates )

E39A:

ALL = MB835143

There was certainly a difference of some sort and the fact that the date breaks for the tails were the same as those for the different trunks I'd have to say that the reason the trunks were different was that the tails were different.

Oh, and yes I don't have anything better to do today since its my day off.

John

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