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Tail lights between years???

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by khrisb, May 6, 2008.

  1. khrisb

    khrisb ******

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    Are the tail lights interchangeable between years of civics and/or crxs? I have an 89 hatch with a cracked tail light. The junk yard has a 90 tail light. They say it won't fit. I'm skeptical. Can you crank a sedan tail light or crx tail light into the hole?
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Any of the same generation, same model should fit, but make sure it's from the same body style (hatch, coupe, sedan) because many differed between styles.
     
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    so 91 hatch tail lights will fit my 89 hatch?
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    They should. That's not the generation I'm familiar with, but I'm pretty sure.
     
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    physically theyre the same but the outside look is different.the tail lights have to from a hatch, not a crx and not a sedan. the 90-91 lights have another brake light hole rather than just 1 in the 88-89 lights.
     
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    No!

    They're different; different shape and bolt pattern. I know this because I physically tried.
     
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    wel then how is it possible that i have 89 hatch taillights on my 90 hatch?
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    I was talking about CRX/Sedan taillights on a Civic hatchback. For the same cars, 88-91 will fit.
     
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    they already posted to keep your body style the same. i have 90 rex tails on my 89 rex too, but that doesn't apply to what he said. if you have a hatch, 88-91 lights will work. if you've got a rex, 88-91 will work. sedans i'm not sure about, but you have a hatch, so you shouldn't care about them anyway.
     
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    well i was able to find an 89 tail light, the junkyard still swears only 88-89 and 90-91 will fit those models. I guess I'll know for future reference.

    thanks all
     
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    I've seen plenty notes saying you can't interchange the different years on a CRX, but I've been back and forth between the two sets a couple times.
    I'm sure you can't change between body styles, but I don't think the year difference should stop you.
     
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