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Old 05-05-2011, 03:25 PM
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Default Tail Light Assembly Replacement - 96 XLT Standard Bed

Folks,

I busted the plastic lens cover on my left tail light.

I've a '96 XLT Standard Bed truck.

What's the range in model years that I can harvest a replacement from?

I'm off to a couple of "pick a part" wrecker's yards here in San Diego this Saturday.

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Old 05-05-2011, 03:32 PM
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They will all fit
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:50 PM
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They will all fit
What range of years will fit? Are the shapes all exactly the same since the '96? No change in contours or the like?

I'm asking so as to increase my chances of finding the right part to scavange when I'm down at the yards. I know Ford made a whole lot of '96s and the years preceeding and following them were similar. I just need to know how long that lasted before they changed them such that the tail light assemblies - the plastic piece containing the brake, turn, and back-up lenses - were no longer the same shape or size.

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Old 05-05-2011, 03:54 PM
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91-2011
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:58 PM
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I thought it was 93-2011
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:26 PM
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I thought it was 93-2011
You are right, I overlooked that one lol! 93-2011

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I blew it lol
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:36 PM
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:36 PM
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:40 PM
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: Tail Light Assembly Replacement - 96 XLT Standard Bed

they will all FIT, but the matching lights (with the blinker and reverse under the red brake/tail light) will only come off 1993-1997 trucks.

good luck, the jy's around here usually have only pretty old stuff
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:01 PM
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I have an oem set off my 96 stx. If your interested. They are not in perfect shape but the lense is all there and they work. Scratches is the most of the damage
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:06 PM
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Default Re: Tail Light Assembly Replacement - 96 XLT Standard Bed

as already said, an exact match will only come on 93-97.



98-2000 will fit without mods to your wire set-up, but are different colors and style.


2001+ are 2 bulb set ups, and your truck is a 3 bulb


and 2006+
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:52 PM
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Default Re: Tail Light Assembly Replacement - 96 XLT Standard Bed

Guys,

Thanks!

So, as long as the tail light assembly looks the same, it is the same.

Cool.

I can work with that.

I take it that using a 98-2000 tail light assembly is but a matter of shifting the wire connections around, right? And that the existing wires should be long enough to be rethreaded into their new positions?

If so, then I'm all set! Now, I just gotta find a Ranger in the yard with its tail lights intact!

Thanks guys!

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