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Old 04-01-2007   #1
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Tail light center; question?

I got a 91 GTA and i was just wondering if my center taillight is supposed to glow or have a light behind it? I have not really looked into this but i was wondering if there is a light were it says "Pontiac" or if its just supposed to not be illuminated?

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Old 04-01-2007   #2
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Re: Tail light center; question?

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I got a 91 GTA and i was just wondering if my center taillight is supposed to glow or have a light behind it? I have not really looked into this but i was wondering if there is a light were it says "Pontiac" or if its just supposed to not be illuminated?

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In referring to my Service Manual, the diagram shows Lamps for only the outboard locations; no bulbs in the center section. My 1991 is not illuminated either.
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Re: Tail light center; question?

By the way, your car could use some of Mother's California GoldŽ Clay Bar System and polish.

http://www.mothers.com/products/
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Old 04-01-2007   #4
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Re: Tail light center; question?

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I got a 91 GTA and i was just wondering if my center taillight is supposed to glow or have a light behind it? I have not really looked into this but i was wondering if there is a light were it says "Pontiac" or if its just supposed to not be illuminated?

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Sorry, but no its not.
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Old 04-01-2007   #5
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Re: Tail light center; question?

That would be cool if it did though.
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Re: Tail light center; question?

A few years ago there was a member on this site who was putting in a light in theirs so it would light up. Yumiko
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Old 04-01-2007   #7
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Re: Tail light center; question?

Look on TGO. There are several that have done something similar, but to earlier 3-piece tail light. I haven't seen any later model ones done yet. Be the first!
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Re: Tail light center; question?

Thanks for the replies; i was kinda hoping there would be a light there but i guess not. I think i am going to look into how i could illuminate it; i am sure it wouldn't be to hard to do. Also i am wondering if it would be better to put an actual light there or to find a red underglow light from Walmart and stick it in there?







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Dont worry that picture was taken before i bought the car from a classic car dealer; the car is looking much better now then it does in that picture, ill take some new pictures and show you the difference.
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Re: Tail light center; question?

The best way would be to strip it entirely, use some letter masks, paint it black from the inside, peel the letters, use red (or whatever color) translucent paint, and only the letter sections with light up.

One of these days, I'll do a bird in my spare center section, from a standard TA.
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Re: Tail light center; question?

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lol Dont worry that picture was taken before i bought the car from a classic car dealer; the car is looking much better now then it does in that picture, ill take some new pictures and show you the difference.
Looking forward to seeing them, Red!
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