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    H3 Export Tail light and Corner light swap

    I have noticed that the h3 came with different tail lights and front corner lights for the export models. I was wondering if anyone has swapped them on to a H3? I was thinking about adding in some amber or offroad LED lights into the extra light pods of the tails and maybe the same with the clear front corners. Please share pictures or ideas you might have. I am especially interested in how the amber lights look when illuminated. Thanks

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    The front corner lights are a direct swap but the rear tail lights' internals are different. The US version uses a brake/signal light and a reverse, while the Euro version has a dedicated yellow signal light.

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    Thanks I figured that and was sort of wondering if it would be easy to modify the wiring to get them working. If not could they be wired as extra bright offroad reverse lights or some other lights.

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    Perhaps its possible. You would end up with brake,signal and reverse and the yellow indicator would be left out (which you can piggy back to reverse or a sep switch giving additional rear lighting)
    06 H3, Birch White, Lux , Cooper AT3 35s, Borla Performance Cat-back, Bilsteins front w/ 1/2" extended stops, Hunner sleeve, Air Doc w/ K&N filter, Oem Roof lights, 55W HID Headlights and 35W Fog lights.

    09 H3 V8, Arctic Silver, LS376/480 Conversion, 3000 stall, Custom E-fans, 37" KM3 tires, XD Rockstar Wheels 17x9, OEM Sliders, 40K External Trans Cooler, Bilstein 5160s front 5100 rear, O.D. Steering Bracket, 2" Body Lift, Custom Exhaust, Custom intake pipe & K&N filter, Custom PCM tune, Pioneer DVD unit, Aurora 40" LED Light Bar, 50 W HID Headlights

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    granted, i ain't checked part numbers or looked up swap feasibility, but i'd be willing to bet the african-built models use the same rears as the H3T... and likely the same (or similar) pigtail harness that you could pull from the pickup.



    as for the OEM clear fronts (with the fresnel lens), they're a little tougher to come by, but they are out there & look fantastic (much better than the plain lenses you see in aftermarket ones). they do bolt right in... but the bulb socket is different & requires either cutting the tabs on the stock socket to fit the keyway or sourcing the export socket (can't remember the part number off-hand).

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    i did the OEM signal housings last fall with some flatter eBay side markers
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    Interesting! I never realised that the SA built H3 rear tail lights are similar to the H3T! Makes finding replacements easier since the dealer here doesnt have the parts catalog for an SA model.

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    09 H3 V8, Arctic Silver, LS376/480 Conversion, 3000 stall, Custom E-fans, 37" KM3 tires, XD Rockstar Wheels 17x9, OEM Sliders, 40K External Trans Cooler, Bilstein 5160s front 5100 rear, O.D. Steering Bracket, 2" Body Lift, Custom Exhaust, Custom intake pipe & K&N filter, Custom PCM tune, Pioneer DVD unit, Aurora 40" LED Light Bar, 50 W HID Headlights

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    Quote Originally Posted by zebra View Post
    granted, i ain't checked part numbers or looked up swap feasibility, but i'd be willing to bet the african-built models use the same rears as the H3T... and likely the same (or similar) pigtail harness that you could pull from the pickup.
    H3 & H3T tail lights are NOT interchangeable. Mounting flanges are different. I do not know about the harness. I've seen the export style H3 taillights (which look like H3T taillights) on eBay plenty of times. Knuckleheads on eBay often list 'export' H3 tail lights as H3T tail lights. Examples below:


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/09-10-Humme...t/122967996209
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/09-10-Humme...t/122968005973

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-Tail-La...s/192961261994
    Last edited by Alpha X; 06-12-2020 at 10:10 PM.
    '10 H3T

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    well i reckon that settles it.
    my wife prefers the regular H3 tails, so i didn't look into changing those.


 

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