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Would anyone be willing to pay $300 to have red/amber tail lights INSTALLED ? ::::assuming this price included the parts and onsite labor::::
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by mediaman:
Would anyone be willing to pay $300 to have red/amber tail lights INSTALLED ? ::::assuming this price included the parts and onsite labor::::</font>
$300 seems OK, but I would rather have the choice of installing it myself to reduce cost. Why? Do you have connections?
 

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Price sounds good. Are they new Honda parts? Would this be an exchange, or do we get to keep the old tail lights? Also, how would installation be arranged, since we live all over N. America? I have no problem doing the install myself. (How about a LaGreat emblem too?)

[This message has been edited by my_2001ody (edited 06-29-2001).]
 

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Don't get too happy people... I am going to see if JDM can import the lights for us... don't know how much shipping would be yet or how many I can get but I do have the part numbers and their retail cost in Japan.

What I want to do is get a bunch and install them for my local friends for the amount I mentioned.

You guys of course would install them yourselves... probably for less but I'll let you all know how things progress.
 

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MrMiata:

Since you are the experienced one here in installing these babies, did U have to remove the paneling on the lift gate and if so was it difficult ?
 

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I do not recall having to remove the paneling to install the lights. Pop the lightbulb replacement panels and you should see the nuts that hold the lights in place.

The outboard lights take some nerve, as you remove one pull and then pull on the lights for all you're worth. About the time you think it's going to break it lets go, threatening to dump you on your butt from all that released energy.
 

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It helps to see exactly what's holding the outer lights. There're pics of the retainers in my ROSS album that should help anyone wanting to remove them for the first time. Scary, but easy when you know what's holding them in.

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Thanks for the reference guys especially ckonarske. Please don't take your picture library away there is lots of valuable info there.
 

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I'm glad it helps. I have a lot of fun doing it. If you can think of other pics that would help, let me know, I'll try to accomodate.

Happy 4th!!!!!!!!!

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by mediaman:
Would anyone be willing to pay $300 to have red/amber tail lights INSTALLED ? ::::assuming this price included the parts and onsite labor::::</font>
Yes! $300 is a much better number, especially if it goes down even more for the self-installers. Keep us posted. And thanks!
 

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Mediaman,

Any news on getting the tail lights? We're dying of suspense here (at least I am) =). Thanks.

[This message has been edited by DTKWOK (edited 07-09-2001).]
 

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Well, bad news guys. The tail lights cost about the same as they do here in the States .. ~$100. But the kicker is that its $100 per piece and you need 4 pieces for the complete set. So lets see that's... 100x4..... wow a whopping $400 before overseas freight ! So It would be closer to $500 by the time you get done.

I really don't know if its worth it... maybe the all red is not so bad after all
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What do you guys think ?
 

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Can't you just buy the amber piece and substitute it fot the O.E. red piece?
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by mediaman:
Well, bad news guys. The tail lights cost about the same as they do here in the States .. ~$100. But the kicker is that its $100 per piece and you need 4 pieces for the complete set. So lets see that's... 100x4..... wow a whopping $400 before overseas freight ! So It would be closer to $500 by the time you get done.

I really don't know if its worth it... maybe the all red is not so bad after all
(.

What do you guys think ?
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Hmmmmm....... a LITTLE bit over my budget for tailights.

Another possibilty is looking through the junkyards in Japan for wrecked Lagreats.I'll check in on my friend and see if he comes up with the same price.


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by sinbad:
Can't you just buy the amber piece and substitute it fot the O.E. red piece?</font>
Unofrtunately I beleive the whole tailight is molded in one piece. And if it's not, then the amber piece is glued shut to the rest of the housing thus making it almost impossible to replace the red for amber.


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by mediaman:
I really don't know if its worth it... maybe the all red is not so bad after all
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What do you guys think ?

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The $500 is too steep for me. Thanks for trying though!
 

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Think $500 is steep? I got a quote for $900 for the red/clear ones!

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I had a 98 Accord which had similar colored taillights as the ody. I noticed that the new Accords has taillights with white lens across the bottom. Maybe the 02 Odys will have different taillights that will be swapable with the 99-01 Odys. Just a thought.

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