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Facelift taillights into a pre-facelift car

Old 06-21-2018, 11:18 AM
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Facelift taillights into a pre-facelift car

Hi: Trying to put 05/06 tail lights into my 04. Have the lights; need the harness. Does anyone know whether the 05/06 cars retained the pre-facelift main harness and then added the retrofit harness (p/n 63210309436) or whether the main harness was modified? In other words, if I have an 05/06 car from which to salvage the necessary parts will the retrofit harness be in there? Thanks.
Old 06-30-2018, 10:55 AM
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Looking to do this same mod. So far the best DIY info I've seen is here:


Though I admit I came here to search a bit to see if there were any pics of this job being performed.
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Car companies will save every penny possible. That means they will never build a harness that requires an adapter unless the vehicle is very low product number. So the short answer is no.

Guess why I wasted a few hours of my life trying to find a pin insert for this stinking Delphi connector. It is missing one contact because it is a German motorhome and the European trailers do not rely on the tow vehicle to send proportional braking signal.

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Well, I just followed the writeup I posted the link to and my car now has white brake lights and red reverse lights. lol

I followed every step to the letter aside from wiring the reverse light to be the rear fog (waiting on my red lens).

Update: The lights had been repinned at some point in the past. Got it all sorted out.

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Old 10-18-2018, 04:04 PM
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I'm going the reverse route.....putting my old '04 R53 tail lights into my '06 R52......I'll have to swap a couple wires around in the cars harness, should be easy fix.....I have the tools to remove the wires.....


PS: the rear tail light pigtail harness is available aftermarket from anyone that carries Dorman products.....I don't have the part number handy, but the price is about $18
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