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Re: 89 center tailight section?


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 460816 posted 04/06/07 09:23 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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Mouthy C*unts p*ss me off.




Simultaneous posting 4TW!

Thanks for saving me the trouble of taking those pics Rich.

John



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 460926 posted 04/06/07 02:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
OK riddle me this. He asked do 89 lights fit on a 91/92 your pictures prove they DO. They have holes for lights that aren't there.

What YOU proved is that 91/92 lights wont fit on an 89 trunk without cutting holes for lights.


To put in the 89 tails you simply dont plug in the lights. I said the lids werent different because if you have a 91 and up WHICH HE DOES, you can put in any taillight you want.

In this thread are pictures of my car with 89, 91, and 93 lights with no modification as well.






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To substantiate-------
89 decklid:

89up decklid:

No it's definately not science.

Mouthy C*unts p*ss me off.

Rich

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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.







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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 460975 posted 04/06/07 05:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Here is what he asked:

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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?




I simply stated that you may have to do some cutting to make them fit flush. You are insisting that it is not necessary to do anything but bolt them in. That is NOT true. The large holes present in the newer trunk have NOTHING to do with the fitment of 1989 tails. The reason cutting is needed is that there are two bulges where the holes are on the 1991 trunk and those bulges are flat on the earlier trunks. I'm not sure why you're so steadfast against it being a possibility that some trunks might need to be "massaged" a little to make the 1989 center fit properly. I was under the impression that it was a simple swap when I did mine and then I found out the hard way that the 10 minute job was a bit more involved since some cutting was required.

John



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 461089 posted 04/07/07 06:48 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^Ok. Mine popped right in. Maybe he'll be lucky like me and have that universal fit trunk.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 461238 posted 04/07/07 04:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Mine fit 99%, there is something a little bit off and I figured it was my drunken installation. It's close enough that I haven't done anything with it to make it fit better, but for the most part '89s attach right up to the 91 deck lid.

So, I would confirm, you can install them without doing anything special, but a little light work is needed to make them fit perfectly flush.

I did buy an extra set of '91 center tails which I intend (some day) to fit into the 89 centers to give me brake lights there if I ever decide I want them.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 461292 posted 04/07/07 08:07 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
All this over a $40 section of lights? Maybe I'll look for some 89 tails and put them on my car instead Anyone got any?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 461494 posted 04/08/07 01:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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All this over a $40 section of lights? Maybe I'll look for some 89 tails and put them on my car instead Anyone got any?



I do. I'm thinking I don't want to use them. If you're interested, shoot me a PM, sir. They came off an AZ car with less than 60k on it. Pics if you like.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 462007 posted 04/09/07 04:35 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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All this over a $40 section of lights? Maybe I'll look for some 89 tails and put them on my car instead Anyone got any?




I have a full set that was off my car.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 467822 posted 04/22/07 02:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well, this thread made up my mind. I installed the lights on my own car. Thanks for starting the thread!

Removing the stock lights:





I painted the chrome trim around the lights black, but upon looking at my stock lights, I think the black trim from those can be unscrewed and used with the 89 taillights.



The fit isn't perfect (small gap above tails and trunklid), but I didn't have to cut or tweak anything. The blinkers are MUCH more visible than the stock ones, which is great. I've only got brake blubs in the outer part, as one of them was super dim and I didn't feel like messing with the wiring to track it down.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 468020 posted 04/23/07 01:31 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
looks nice, I might pick em up at a junkyard run or something. So is the myth busted?!






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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 468075 posted 04/23/07 07:51 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just do it. It can't be much easier. I'd do it again just for the added visibility of the turn signals, and to be different



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 468148 posted 04/23/07 09:49 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
OMG and those are my taillights on CPs car!

How did you do it without hacking up your trunk?!?! I read somewhere that it wouldnt work?!?!?

Oh noez!!!1!!eleven




Looks awesome on the wingless car Cy. Glad you are putting some use on them.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 468177 posted 04/23/07 10:31 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I don't see where you guys were talking about hacking anything. The center section fit just fine, albeit with a little twisting and banging to get the studs through all the bolt holes in my stock trunk.

I sealed the lights to the car with black silicone caulk from Home Depot Racing, as well as the top lip of the center section where it meets that rubber strip attached to the trunk.

I thought the tails were bunk until I opened them up and discovered you jacked all the bulbs before sending them to me The left inner brake bulb connection is messed up, so I just left the inner sockets empty. I had disabled my stock inner lights too in the other center section, so it's no big deal. Thanks for PMing me so fast with the taillights!

Like I said, the blinkers are much more visible than the stock ones are, which is a great asset here in the Boston area, where the roads are filled with crazed Massholes always trying to run you down.



-Cy
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 468387 posted 04/23/07 07:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah I had to use the lights bulbs for my 93 tails sorry. But yeah on the 89 lights compared to the 91s the turn signals are more yellow than dull amber.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 595294 posted 01/25/08 08:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I recently got a set of '89 tails and after running into some difficulty installing them, found this thread while searching. I can't speak to other people's experience but my '89 center section did NOT just bolt onto my '92 trunk; the tails bolted in perfectly. I couldn't even get the center section in no matter how much bending or tweaking I did, and after some really loud gut wrenching cracking noises I gave up for the night. Today I put the two center sections next to each other and did some measuring, and without a doubt the mounting points changed between the years. I think the pics are fairly self explanatory, but I'll try to answer any questions if there's any confusion regarding my less than scientific techniques. After I finish modding the trunk lid I'll post pics of that too.
















In a nutshell, one of the mounting studs on the '92 center section is on the bulb housing, and is located slightly closer to the top of the center panel. I tried to show this both in relation to a 3rd point of reference (stereo pocket) and in relation to the lower mounting stud. Closer inspection revealed an even bigger difference, that being the depth of the mounting stud, which is shown in the bottom pic.


Edited by Qship (01/27/08 02:59 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 595366 posted 01/25/08 11:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Finally, done and done. The first pic shows the top/side mounting hole that the '89 mounting post didn't want to go through, and how my attempts to "persuade" it started to chew up the metal. I cut the bottom out w/the Dremel and then used the grinding bit to shape/smooth it. I dug through my misc. parts bin until I found some washers that would fit over the mounting post (the plastic, not just the stud) against the trunk lid sheetmetal, and then stacked another washer on top for the nut to seat against. If I ever go back to stock a similar setup can be used to hold the original lights on.


















There's still a small gap between the top of the taillight housing and the bottom of the trunk lid trim, suggesting yet another difference between '89 trunk lids and up. You don't really notice it unless you're looking pretty closely at it, though. I wish I'd known all this beforehand; it would have turned a multi-hour cuss-fest into a 30 min. job.

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