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Old 01-25-2006, 12:14 PM   #1
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I like the look of the 96-99 Headlights with the clear lens. I was wondering if it'* possible to install these on a 94 bonneville without much modification? same goes for the rear tail lights as well.
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rear tails requires a changing the trunk lid. It has been done before.

Fronts require atleast a new grill.

do a search, it has been discussed a few times fairly recently
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only 1 person has done the headlight swtich... 1993SLE knows... get him in here
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only 1 person has done the headlight swtich... 1993SLE knows... get him in here
of couse he knows, it'* all he does.
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thanks I will search this matter, from the sounds of it doesn't look like a simple plugs and play. I don't want to get a new grill etc.
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thanks I will search this matter, from the sounds of it doesn't look like a simple plugs and play. I don't want to get a new grill etc.
The grill is the easy part of the swap.
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you dont "have" to change the grille....you can run the 96-99 headlights with the 92-95 Grille.....the 96-99 are not a simple bolt in swap to the 92-95 car tho....you also have to consider that the corner lights are also different for the respective years
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trunk swap:



And here mine is in white: http://bizio.homeftp.org/geoff/bc/DSC05993/DSC05989.JPG

Requires the following parts:
trunk lid and hinges from a 96-99
all three tail light pieces
screws for 96-99 trunk lock
lock shaft for 96-99

Those are all the parts you need. Then it is just removing all the old parts and installing the new. This is atleast a 2 person job since you'll need atleast 2 people to get the trunk on and off, preferably three. It is easy to do, just requires time.
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