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Old 11-15-2006, 07:45 AM   #1
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Hi all,

Just got through swapping taillights on my 1990 Bonneville. Having been unable to locate another 1990 LE, I finally found a set of 1989 tails from es_bob.

Putting them on wasn't a problem, however the middle marker bulb on the '89 uses a housing that is the same as the backup bulb, so I had to come up with an extra pair of bulb holders and splice them in in place of the original clip holders.

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Looks good, Curt! Nice clean install!
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Sorry I was not able to locate any good ones for yah Curt! But looks like Bob has yah handled. They look awesome
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Hi all,

Just got through swapping taillights on my 1990 Bonneville. Having been unable to locate another 1990 LE, I finally found a set of 1989 tails from es_bob.

Putting them on wasn't a problem, however the middle marker bulb on the '89 uses a housing that is the same as the backup bulb, so I had to come up with an extra pair of bulb holders and splice them in in place of the original clip holders.

End result:

WOW...superb bonnie you got there pal.
Is it has good mechanically than esthetically?
Anyway, Florida seems a good place to live long for an old Bonnie!
Cost me a little fortune to restore the youth on mine (running in Quebec winters since 198
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I can vouch for the mechanical condition of Curt'* '90. It is in great shape for it'* age, but then IIRC it was previously owned by the proverbial little old lady.
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WOW...superb bonnie you got there pal.
Is it has good mechanically than esthetically?
Anyway, Florida seems a good place to live long for an old Bonnie!
Cost me a little fortune to restore the youth on mine (running in Quebec winters since 198
Thanks, but I can't take credit for it'* condition. The first 16 years of it'* life were spent in Pennsylvania..and in a garage most of the time. I got the car with 24k miles on back in Feb. It'* now up to 63k miles.
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