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12-12-2011, 07:37 AM #1
'05 2500 taillight - will '02 lens fit?
I REALLY don't like the look of the newer (mid- 2000s) taillight lenses- see the image.
I would prefer the style of the earlier lenses (like my previous 2002 2500HD) that are smooth and don't have the flat semi-circles.
Does anyone know if I can just swap lenses or is the housing different too? Hard to tell from pictures.
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12-13-2011, 08:04 PM #2
Im not positive on your question, but I have the 02 tailights and prefer the new style... Possible deal? lol
This would be something im interested in knowing though.Adam2004.5 CCSB DuramaxMax Effort Tuning by Idaho Rob - Goerend Transmission - PCV ReRoute - EGR Blocked - Plugged Resonator - 5" Diamond Eye Turbo Back - Tie Rod Sleeves - All On Mod - Edge Insight CTS - Recon Taillights, Cab Lights, & 3rd Brake Light
12-14-2011, 05:35 AM #3
Simply put- if our trucks were side by side, could we just swap the red taillight lenses? Would mine fit on your taillight assemblies and would yours fit on my truck?
I would hope that the light assemblies (what the bulbs plug into) are the same and an '02 lens (the red covering) would just screw or snap onto my '05 light assembly.
12-14-2011, 11:10 AM #4
12-14-2011, 11:39 AM #5
My neighbor has an 05 and I have an 02. If I see him outside today I will go see if you can try switching them. I am interested also as I like the newer lights over the older.
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12-14-2011, 11:50 AM #6
.......The 99'-02" Taillights should bolt-up to the 03-07" and fit....and Vise a Versus......but keep in mind that the 99"-02"' have a Total of 3 Bulbs and the 03"-07" Taillights have a Total of 4 Bulbs and IIRC the Sockets, that the bulbs mount into on the taillights are different between the 99'-02" and the 03"-07"......when I did the swap on my truck.......along with buying a set of 04" Taillights, bought the 04" Taillight Wiring Harness.
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12-14-2011, 04:07 PM #7
Thanks for looking folks- I'll be interested in any input. But it looks like what heartbeat added makes a simple lens swap a non-starter.
Glad someone likes the newer ones- not my taste. Kind-of like the interior (plastic) chrome "fast and furious" taillights.
12-14-2011, 04:38 PM #8
actually been wondering about swapping from the gmc ones on my 05 to the chevy ones....
i think on the gmcs they are only 3 bulb tho....
ill have to go look.
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