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Old 17 Feb 2010, 02:12 pm
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My wifes' PT is a 2001, and she's not a huge fan of the Red/Orange tails on it. I've noticed that the 2006+ have the red/white tails - yet when looking for ones that fit a 2001, I am yet to see anything about using the newer-generation tail lights.


Will the 2006+ tails fit a 2001? They appear to be the same size/shape etc, but I know appearances can be deceiving.

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Old 17 Feb 2010, 02:20 pm
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The lights are the same size and fit, there is a difference in the electrical connector - I'm not sure what the difference is, but I'm told people have made it work...
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Old 17 Feb 2010, 03:41 pm
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Welcome to the Forums.
The lights are the same size and fit, there is a difference in the electrical connector - I'm not sure what the difference is, but I'm told people have made it work...
Awesome, that's an encouraging start.

Anyone know what the deal with the connections is? Would I have to find a donor harness from a 2006+, or can I just modify the 2001 to fit?
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Old 17 Feb 2010, 06:14 pm
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Like mentioned previously; the lights themselves fit fine; however; the socket to connect the lights are different. I've been looking for the '06 sockets and haven't had any luck yet (not willing to pay dealer prices).

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Old 18 Feb 2010, 01:16 am
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Like mentioned previously; the lights themselves fit fine; however; the socket to connect the lights are different. I've been looking for the '06 sockets and haven't had any luck yet (not willing to pay dealer prices).
So I'd need to splice in the '06 sockets into the '01 Harness?


if that's the case, looks like I better start checking the junkyards...
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Old 18 Feb 2010, 04:06 am
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I'm sure someone who knows better will weigh in; but I've heard that splicing isn't necessary, and the harness will plug right in. Haven't gotten to that point myself yet. I currently have my '05 sockets "crammed" into the '06 and up taillights.
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Old 21 Feb 2010, 01:25 am
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guys i have the 06 lights in mine. they have been in there since 2005 when the 06 was realeased. i found them for 100 plus shipping and snatched them up. anyways, they went right in. i didnt have to change anything. only thing i did since was change the orange bulbs to silver ones.
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