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How to upgrade you're 2001 mazda tribute taillights to 2005 mazda taillights

Go to you're local dealer and purchase the circular tail lights with pigtails ,remove you're old squared taillights ,make sure you number you're pigtails on both tail light wire harnesses so you won't loose track of what wire goes with which wire. Use a wire cutter to splice the 2001 pigtails individually ,do the same for the 2005 tail light . Using connectors,place the wires together ,according to the matching numbers on the wires you have placed. Crimp the commectors and wrap with electrical tape,insert the light back in place and you have 2005 tail light upgrade.

Make sure when you purchase the bulbs you ask for 2005 taillight bulbs.

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