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I was wondering if anybody knows if the 2004 tail lights will fit the previous Gen 4's... I think they will, but I need to confirm it. One replacement tail light for my 2001 is $195 from the stealership. The 2004's are only $40 each and I want those because I really like the way they look. My recent hail damage includes one of my tail lights getting blown out... so this is something I was considering...

Thanks for any input guys. :)
 

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I dont see why they wouldnt. They just moved the reflector, the body panels didnt change at all.
 
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I have no idea why they are so expensive, lol. They aren't aftermarket either - that's the stealership price! :huh:

I thought they should fit - I think I'll just go for the 2004's if the insurance will pay for them. If not, oh well. I'll just go with what I had. Maybe I'll get some 2004's later on. :)
 

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Why don't you go this direction for $189?



 
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Originally posted by 00TaurusSEL@May 18 2004, 09:09 PM
Yeah they'll fit. Why are the old ones so expensive and the new ones so cheap? Are you goint aftermarket?
It is more costly to ford to keep parts which are no longer used on their cars.
 

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Exactly what he said. If you have say a 1997 Taurus, but the part from say a, 1999 Taurus will fit, it's almost always cheaper to say you have a 1999 Taurus if the part changed at all (such as the rear tail lights, which changed from amber to red.) Same with a 2000 Taurus. Say it's a 2004 and you will almost always get a cheaper price.

-Kyle
 

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His car is beige, those taillights would look horrible. :eek:
 
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Originally posted by jtkz13@May 19 2004, 08:40 PM
His car is beige, those taillights would look horrible. :eek:
:withstupid:

Yeah, plus I'm not a huge fan of altezza's. I was considering them at one point, but decided that Gen 4's are too classy for them. ;) :D
 

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I'll make a deal with you. You buy the Altezza's, I'll pay for shipping both ways and trade you the tails off my '04. I know alot of people here are against rice but I think they cool on our cars.
 

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Originally posted by jason8225+May 19 2004, 10:43 PM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (jason8225 @ May 19 2004, 10:43 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-jtkz13@May 19 2004, 08:40 PM
His car is beige, those taillights would look horrible.  :eek:
:withstupid:

Yeah, plus I'm not a huge fan of altezza's. I was considering them at one point, but decided that Gen 4's are too classy for them. ;) :D [/b][/quote]
Any car made by Ford, including the Focus is too classy for Altezzas...

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Originally posted by 3-fords1000@May 20 2004, 07:35 AM
I'll make a deal with you. You buy the Altezza's, I'll pay for shipping both ways and trade you the tails off my '04. I know alot of people here are against rice but I think they cool on our cars.
Let me think about that one... If I do it, it wouldn't be until about 3 weeks from now because of ROTB and then the week after that I'm on vacation somewhere else, lol. So I'll get back to you on it. :)

Actually, now that i think about it - I think the Altezza's are more expensive... The stealership told me $40 each for the 04 tails and harness... the altezza's are $189. :blink:
 

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Originally posted by jason8225@May 20 2004, 07:14 AM


Actually, now that i think about it - I think the Altezza's are more expensive... The stealership told me $40 each for the 04 tails and harness... the altezza's are $189. :blink:
So what's the problem?
 

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Originally posted by 3-fords1000+May 20 2004, 07:29 AM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (3-fords1000 @ May 20 2004, 07:29 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-jason8225@May 20 2004, 07:14 AM


Actually, now that i think about it - I think the Altezza's are more expensive...  The stealership told me $40 each for the 04 tails and harness... the altezza's are $189.  :blink:
So what's the problem? [/b][/quote]
I hope that was a sarcastic innocent overtone in your reply LOL
 

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Originally posted by afi292+May 20 2004, 11:25 AM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (afi292 @ May 20 2004, 11:25 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by [email protected] 20 2004, 07:29 AM
<!--QuoteBegin-jason8225
@May 20 2004, 07:14 AM


Actually, now that i think about it - I think the Altezza's are more expensive...  The stealership told me $40 each for the 04 tails and harness... the altezza's are $189.  :blink:

So what's the problem?
I hope that was a sarcastic innocent overtone in your reply LOL [/b][/quote]
Just about everything that spews from my mouth is riddled with sacasism. Besides, today is my birthday. I don't mind getting gifts from strange men as long as my wife doesn't find out.
 
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Originally posted by 3-fords1000+May 20 2004, 12:27 PM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (3-fords1000 @ May 20 2004, 12:27 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by [email protected] 20 2004, 11:25 AM
Originally posted by [email protected] 20 2004, 07:29 AM
<!--QuoteBegin-jason8225
@May 20 2004, 07:14 AM


Actually, now that i think about it - I think the Altezza's are more expensive...  The stealership told me $40 each for the 04 tails and harness... the altezza's are $189.  :blink:

So what's the problem?

I hope that was a sarcastic innocent overtone in your reply LOL
Just about everything that spews from my mouth is riddled with sacasism. Besides, today is my birthday. I don't mind getting gifts from strange men as long as my wife doesn't find out. [/b][/quote]
:roflmao:

:p

btw... Happy Birthday! :banana:
 

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I was just at the dealership yesterday, and I was told that they don't fit!
They told me that the curving of the lights itself are different.

I was under the impression they would fit myself, so can somebody say for sure they do fit???
 

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Go rent a 04 Taurus and try it out.

I dont see how the dealer would know, unless they have tried it out.

You gotta remember some of the people who work at the dealer. Most are morons.
 

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Originally posted by 3-fords1000+May 20 2004, 11:27 AM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (3-fords1000 @ May 20 2004, 11:27 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by [email protected] 20 2004, 11:25 AM
Originally posted by [email protected] 20 2004, 07:29 AM
<!--QuoteBegin-jason8225
@May 20 2004, 07:14 AM


Actually, now that i think about it - I think the Altezza's are more expensive...  The stealership told me $40 each for the 04 tails and harness... the altezza's are $189.  :blink:

So what's the problem?

I hope that was a sarcastic innocent overtone in your reply LOL
Just about everything that spews from my mouth is riddled with sacasism. Besides, today is my birthday. I don't mind getting gifts from strange men as long as my wife doesn't find out. [/b][/quote]
:eek: LMAO :lol2:
 
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