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Old 02-09-2003, 02:10 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I have a 92 SE and Im wondering if the tail lights are interchangeble because I perfer the look of the SSEI tails with the lines through them and im interested in switching them if at all possible. Thanks for any and all help in advance!
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The SE, SSE, SSEi lights within a year should all be interchangebale. I also believe (but don't quote me) that anything 92-95 should fit your car.

You could also just do spray tint to tint them. I did this to mine and it looks really nice.
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Click on my www link below this post and check out my taillight tint job. The instructions and pics are there. The procedure is also posted in the Techinfo link at the top of this page. Much cheaper than what you have in mind

I've done 2 Bonnevilles now. They look really sharp.
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Hey guys, I have a 92 SE and Im wondering if the tail lights are interchangeble because I perfer the look of the SSEI tails with the lines through them and im interested in switching them if at all possible. Thanks for any and all help in advance!
The 92/93'* are interchangeable! I thought of doing just that on my 92 SE too, but ended up tinting them out in the end! They've been tinted now for 3 years & it'* time to re-do them! Just a warning to the others that have done them since then!
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Al, are you going to use Night Shades this time, or the same stuff you used? The acrylic clearcoat on mine are SUPPOSED to make them last longer. Gonna be awhile before I know.
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DeathRat, I thought all of the rear tail lamps for the 92-95 model years were interchangeable... The SSE tail lams do look good though...
That'* correct. All taillights, all models from 92-95 are interchangeable. I'd still be tempted to do the spray on blackout though. MUCH cheaper. 10 bucks and a couple hours.
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Whatever you decide to do, be careful when removing the lenses. The plastic joints are easy to break (experience talking) so take care when removing and installing the nuts.
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Also be careful how you route the wires through the trunk lid. Jseabert did his wrong when he put it back together, and cause a short where the wires were rubbing on steel. Light monitor kept tripping.
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Al, are you going to use Night Shades this time, or the same stuff you used? The acrylic clearcoat on mine are SUPPOSED to make them last longer. Gonna be awhile before I know.
Just might use that stuff this time! It'* gonna be hard getting the remainder of this old stuff off W/O damaging the plastic lens underneath though! I think the main problem was I used "cheap" clear coat on the first application! I've got some better clear coat now (Used on Alloy Wheels)! Just thought I would warn others about this in any case!
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DeathRat, I thought all of the rear tail lamps for the 92-95 model years were interchangeable... The SSE tail lams do look good though...
I think they WILL work! It'* just I'm at home right now & can't verify it for sure W/O my GM Database at work!
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