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Hi, I'm new to this forum. I currently have a 99 Ody and was wondering if the new 02 amber outer tailights will fit on my 99? If so, how difficult is it to change? Any information would be appreciated.
 

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That is a change I, too, want to make, in order to get the amber turn signals. I have only go as far as pricing them. Manchester Honda gets around $48.00 each for them and a dealer I tried wanted $63.00. I am not positive they will fit, but really doubt that the body has changed, yet.

Jerry O.

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$46-$48 for each outer tailight side is the best price I have found online. I just wanted to make sure before I bought that the lights would fit. The part numbers for this 02 tailight upgrade are as follows:

left outer light: 33506-S0X-003
right outer light: 33501-S0X-003

I decided against changing the inner lights on the hatch since they are reflectors and the outers contain the more visible turn indicators.
 

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I did this mod over the weekend, and they fit fine. I got them for $47 each from www.HandA-Accessories.com and it took about 10 minutes to change them. IMHO, it looks fine without the amber inners, and the money saved can be used for more mods, right?

Mike
2001 EX - Leather, Donnelly ECT mirror, 6-disk in-dash changer, S2000 antenna, Pioneer 1695's still in the box (next weekend's project)

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Thanks for the information, Mike. It should be a very worthwhile mod, especially when the sun comes out again.

Jerry O.

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Check out Chuck's R.O.S.S. Installation pictures in the Tech section for photos of the tailight removal. Open the rear hatch and you will see two plastic flaps covering the screws on each light assembly. Pop open the flaps with a chisel, butter knife, etc. and remove the screws. Then wiggle the assembly from the rear while pulling straight back on the leading edge of the lens.

Mike
(One of about twenty-three people in California who still use turn signals.)
 

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Golly, Mike, you mean there are 21 others who do that? I was just back in Chicago and apparently all the vehicles there have in operable turn signals, Hee! Hee! It would do no good to use them, anyway, since folks there seem not to know anything about traffic lighting, in general. Pedestrians just cross the street whenever they reach the end of the block and heaven help the poor b****d who is trying to make a left turn with the turn arrow. He always finds a crosswalk full of idiots.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Jerry O:
...I was just back in Chicago and apparently all the vehicles there have in operable turn signals, Hee! Hee! It would do no good to use them, anyway, since folks there seem not to know anything about traffic lighting, in general. Pedestrians just cross the street whenever they reach the end of the block and heaven help the poor b****d who is trying to make a left turn with the turn arrow...</font>
Traffic lights (and stop signs) are merely suggestions by the City, right?

Another thing you may have noticed here is whether or not drivers let you change lanes.

In California, I recall people would ease up to let me change lanes when I signalled. I found freeway traffic there quite civilized, considering the high volume.

Here in Chicago, if you signal to change lanes, the other guy will speed up to block you.

So, "the technique" here is you signal then step on the brakes to slide in behind the guy who cuts you off.

I had one native Chicagoan explain how much difficulty he had driving in California. He'd do "the signal then brake technique," only to find that the other CA guy didn't try to block the lane change.

We visited Phoenix recently and were surprised to find drivers blocking lane changes there - is it the influence of the Snow Birds?

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Right on, Mike. Life is too short to demand the right-of-way and cause problems, or even shorter life. It's always better to live to drive another day.

Jerry O.

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Hey Mike can you take some pics and show us what it looks like? Would like to do the same but would like to see what looks like first!
 

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IMPOSTERS!!!!! - How dare you take an older ody and make it look like an 02!! That's the only way I can tell if the ody is an 02 or not (other than the rediculously large emblem on the front that I can't see from the rear). I'm kidding of course and am happy you use your turn signal. Nothing fumes me more than turn signal challenged drivers.

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Keep in mind, Killroy, they're talking about saving a few bucks and swapping out only the outer lenses. As the inner lenses are reflector only on the amber part, there's nothing to gain there, light-wise.

So not to fret. You'll know the imposters when they do it this way.

It's only those who go whole-hog and swap out the inner light assemblies that will fool you from behind. Your only choice there is to move up beside them--which will be easy, with the extra horsepower you have.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Hey Mike can you take some pics and show us what it looks like? Would like to do the same but would like to see what looks like first!</font>
OK, but you may have to wait a few days while I take a pic and then figure out how to post it.

Mike
 
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