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Old 04-17-2006, 09:56 AM   #1
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So, my center tail was bumped sometime in a parking lot, I guess, and cracked the right rear backup light section and above it.
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Not too bad, but it let in moisture and burned out the bulb. Probably would have just replaced the bulb except for the easy avialability of a new used center tail from our friendly east coast crack (parts) dealer.
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It was a simple swap, only took more than an hour because I decided clean up all the crud under there and paint the nuts white to match my trunk lid color.


And Viola! All done...sorry 'bout the fact my car'* dirty...one thing at a time.


Here it is, all working and everything....But wait!! What'* that???
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Something bonus....
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Love that look!!! (even with the insteady camera hand, lol)
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[quote="lash"]So, my center tail was bumped sometime in a parking lot, I guess, and cracked the right rear backup light section and above it.
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Hey thats what my left reverse light lense looks like after some dumb kid shot it with a BB gun The new lights look great on your car!
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It appears to be contagious with you guys
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Glad to see that you like it.

Bling! Hahaha!

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Hey thats what my left reverse light lense looks like after some dumb kid shot it with a BB gun The new lights look great on your car!
Did yours light up the "PONTIAC" logo in the center, lol?

Go to the WANTED section and post if you want a new used tail. Someone may be able to get one at a parts yard for you.

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Tail looks AWESOME....love the look on the white
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Thanks, Pat!

It'* a subtle change that won't likely be noticed except at night. And then only by folks who have any idea what Bonnevilles are and how they look. I figured that since I was already changing the center for the cracked lense, that I would have Bill hook me up with the mod at the same time. And still for much less than buying a new OEM center!!
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Looks great, Mike....

What'* next?
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what did you do with your old center TL ??
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He is proudly displaying it sticking out of the trash can
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