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Old 11-01-2011, 05:52 PM
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Default facelift tails in preface.

I think we have covered this already. But what lights function as what when you just swap them it.

With the correct wiring diagram would it not be possible to just pop the pins out of the harness connector and arrange them so that the correct lights come on.

Then route the back up light signal wire to the tail lights?
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:22 PM
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Only thing i had to do was add a jumper wire for the reverse lights, which was easily done in the pass housing area. All the other lights seem to function exactly as they should. Having three reverse lights is nice...lol

Ill try to get a video of everything functioning for ya.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:30 PM
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sweet!
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:04 PM
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What he said. I just run the stock reverse light for now though.
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Added the pre face lift reverse to my car plug and play not sure going the other way but I'll second the 3 reverse lights as being nice even though my originals now light red
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I put the diode jumper in my taillights (pre-face lift) for the rear fogs to act as brake lights not long after getting the car. 5 brake lights instead of 3 is a good thing (especially the way some morons like to tailgate).
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:21 PM
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What wire behind the tail light gets tapped in to for the backup lights
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:14 AM
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Dang, just now seeing that ^^. If you are still needing the correct wire, LMK and ill pull one of my tail-lights out.

Also, if memory serves right, i had to run a single jumper wire to the other side to activate both side lights.

Sorry for the no video yet...
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:16 AM
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yea if you get the time.
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:12 PM
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Ok, video coming shortly.

For reference, i have a June 03 build MCS.

In the well of your pass tail-light, the wiring for the center reverse light goes through a small hole, this is where i tapped for the tail-light reverse lights. The wire with-in on mine is Green/yellow stripe.

Small jumper wire to the pass taillight taps into Yellow/Black stripe.
Long jumper wire to driver taillight taps into Yellow/Brown stripe.

The connectors going into the taillights are mirror images of each other in reference to wire/light pin location. Each side has different wiring coding though. So, for the reverse lights, they are each on the "outside" or furthest away from the center of the car.


Dirty, i know, and not the best connectors, but they have served well for two years now. Little bit of di-electric grease and good to go.

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Old 11-15-2011, 12:07 AM
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Please excuse the dirty car, and the shitty tint on the lights. Also, the blinker is very fast b/c i am running leds blinkers up front w/o the proper resistors.

http://youtu.be/0E-jRlAwc3Q
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Ok I found all the wires. My bumper back up light does not work, I had assumed it was a bad back up switch on my trans. But even after the trans swap it does not work (not the bulb). So I wired it to a toggle to use as a fog light.

Now I need to find out how to get power back to the wire so I can tap the new tails.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:51 PM
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Thanks for that info KC. Now to find the time to do it.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:56 AM
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No problem guys. Get a 10mm ratchet wrench, thats all i gotta say. That alone will take 20min out of the ordeal lol.
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HAHA. I hate taking the light out of the car.
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