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Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 5:31 pm 
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anyone knows if i cna change my ea taillights for eb ones. like, are the holes there for the reverse lights around the number plate surround?

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 11:14 pm 
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This has been covered many times before - do a search!

LOL - just kidding mate :wink: That was on the old forums.

From what I can remember, it is possible, but there is a fair amount of work involved (in moving the reverse lights into the number plate surround). That's pretty much all I know, but someone else will be able to help you more.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 11:47 pm 
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Ive done it on my ea, though its not a direct swap. The EA lights have 3 studs and EBs have 4, meaning you need to make a bracket to hold a stud in. Another thing is the plugs are not the same so you will need to splice the EB plug onto the EA wiring harnes... just ise a multimeter to test what wires are what.[/img]
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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 2:13 pm 
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ahh ok, thanx for that. bought a multimeter a month or so ago, least now i havea use for it

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 2:31 pm 
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With the boot it would be easier and probably cheaper to buy an EB/ED bootlid with the plastic panel and reversing lights in it. Also pick up the hinges as well, they are different.

Make sure you get the boot wiring as well.

Then get the taillights, and adapt them to fit.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 2:46 pm 
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whats different/better about the EB tailights compared to the EA?

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 3:12 pm 
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well, i reckont he whole a** off the eb/ed looks cleaner than the ea.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 3:15 am 
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EA talights have the reverse lamp in the tailight assembly, whereas eb/d had them in the boot garnish, and general consesus states that the eb/d looks much nicer and cleaner.

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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:27 pm 
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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:49 pm 
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Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:01 am 
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The EB boot lid isnt just a straght swap you have to adapt the boot latch to fit EA requires a bit of body work. You also have to make brackets for one side of the tail lights as there is no metal wher the eb's ones normally mount
Here is a Picture of my EA Fairmont Ghia with EB Tail lights and Boot lid.
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