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Old 12-29-2010, 06:19 AM
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Right now Im looking at upgrading my tail lights to 2006+ tails. Problem is they are a 2 bulb set up and mine are a 3. I dont want to convert to a 2 bulb set up because I like having a separate turn signal bulb. What I want to do is use the brake light as the brake light, use the hole in the tail for the back up lights as a turn signal ( put a amber bulb in there), and put 2 aftermarket floods mounted under my bumper as back up lights. Will there be any problem with doing this? Thanks
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:20 AM
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thats what I have done with my '02's, you should be ok with that setup.
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:21 AM
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Default Re: Will it pass insection this way?

I know from experience that in PA, if ANY factory light doesn't work, they will fail it. Even if you have the aftermarket back up lights you put in yourself, as long as that clear lense is there and it doesnt light up, they will fail it. My truck failed due to a foglight bulb that was burned out...I argued with the place because it wasnt a primary light required for driving but it still failed. Best bet is go to a local shop, explain what you want to do and see if they will pass it. Some local shops work with you but the state police inspectors are cracking down lately.
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:52 PM
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I know from experience that in PA, if ANY factory light doesn't work, they will fail it. Even if you have the aftermarket back up lights you put in yourself, as long as that clear lense is there and it doesnt light up, they will fail it. My truck failed due to a foglight bulb that was burned out...I argued with the place because it wasnt a primary light required for driving but it still failed. Best bet is go to a local shop, explain what you want to do and see if they will pass it. Some local shops work with you but the state police inspectors are cracking down lately.
But that clear lens would light up with the turn signal.
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:59 PM
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Right now Im looking at upgrading my tail lights to 2006+ tails. Problem is they are a 2 bulb set up and mine are a 3. I dont want to convert to a 2 bulb set up because I like having a separate turn signal bulb. What I want to do is use the brake light as the brake light, use the hole in the tail for the back up lights as a turn signal ( put a amber bulb in there), and put 2 aftermarket floods mounted under my bumper as back up lights. Will there be any problem with doing this? Thanks
misterb-fx4 has a '98 and he used my old tail lights (2-bulb). He modded them somehow, never really asked how, but he's also from PA so he may be able to direct you a little better
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:41 PM
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misterb-fx4 has a '98 and he used my old tail lights (2-bulb). He modded them somehow, never really asked how, but he's also from PA so he may be able to direct you a little better
Wasn't 98 when ford switched to a 2 bulb set up? I was pretty sure 97 was the last year for 3
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:51 PM
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Yea, i know 97 has the three bulb setup
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:03 PM
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Yea, i know 97 has the three bulb setup
me too mines a 97
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:05 PM
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Wasn't 98 when ford switched to a 2 bulb set up? I was pretty sure 97 was the last year for 3
My 98 had 3 bulb set up.
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:27 PM
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I think 99 was the last year of the 3 bulbs, I know 01's have 2 bulbs, not sure about 00's though.
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