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Old 04-01-2010, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default Tail light swap question

so yes i've used the search feature, but haven't really gotten a clear answer.

i plan on doing a tail light swap on my 03 wrx sedan, with 04-05 tails.
i heard you had to "TRIM" them to fit correctly.
now is it the bumper or tail lights i have to trim?

has anyone done this? any help would be appreciated.
or pics to go a long would be sweet too.
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:02 PM   #2
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Its the bumper. If you look at the 04-05 lights there is a little circle part that hangs down.
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Old 04-02-2010, 12:57 AM   #3
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You actually dont need to trim them to fit our bumpers. If you get 04-05 (not sure if this is true with later years) tails, theres a small rubber peice of trim that you can pull off and itll fit the bumper without modification.
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:35 AM   #4
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alright sweet i guess i'll just pull those rubber tabs off. and see how it goes.
i'll take pics of it too i guess to show how it goes.
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:40 PM   #5
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well just did my taillight swap today, and during the installation decided to do the JDM mod.



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Old 04-12-2010, 09:46 AM   #6
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Those tail lights completely transform the car! So did it end up fitting with no problem?
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:08 AM   #7
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^thanks man, yeah i love the new look.
yeah it fit no problem.
i'll have to post some better pics soon.
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:23 PM   #8
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here are a few,



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Old 05-11-2010, 04:42 PM   #9
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looks great man! what did you end up paying for those if you dont mind me asking. Im looking to do the same to my 02.
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Old 05-11-2010, 05:57 PM   #10
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^i got mine for a little cheaper than most($170), but i see most of the taillights going for like 200-250. and yeah i recommend going with the 04-05 tails, they just look so much better with the clear red crystal color compared to the 02-03's

here are some better pics of the tails:

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Old 05-11-2010, 06:06 PM   #11
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no cutting necessary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! direct bolt on it you want it perfect pick up a 04+ bumper
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:22 PM   #12
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awesome man. thanks a bunch. cant wait to do this mod. what was JDM mod you spoke about earlier in the thread? oh and for the install do the 02 wires hook up with the 04-05 tails? Thanks


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^i got mine for a little cheaper than most($170), but i see most of the taillights going for like 200-250. and yeah i recommend going with the 04-05 tails, they just look so much better with the clear red crystal color compared to the 02-03's

here are some better pics of the tails:

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Old 05-12-2010, 06:35 PM   #13
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Looks really good! I want to do this to my car eventually also.
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:46 PM   #14
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would i need the harness that comes with the 04 tails or would my 02 harness/bulbs work? thanks
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:04 PM   #15
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Here are mine. Just installed them a few days ago. I just did the JDM tails mod like 2 minutes ago. Also, on mine I didn't cut or shave or modify anything. Just bolted them right in. They stick out a little bit at the bottom but it is not noticeable at all. Even when I tell people that they stick out they still cant figure out where.











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Old 05-12-2010, 07:31 PM   #16
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side view helped a bunch!
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:28 PM   #17
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:55 PM   #18
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what about for wagons?
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:14 PM   #19
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Sedan tails won't fit the wagons unfortunately.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:25 PM   #20
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Sedan tails won't fit the wagons unfortunately.
i know that, i guess i just need to be more specific..what i was trying to say was has anyone done it on a wagon.. pics and what was done to made it fit..also are the sockets the same from an 02-03 to 04+..thanks
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:28 PM   #21
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very nice. def looking to do this to my car
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:33 PM   #22
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I put 04 tails on my 03 wagon. Worked the same way as it's shown here with sedans. Slight protrusion, and you're the only one that notices it.
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