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01 headlights in a 00


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Is the switch to the "cool looking" 01 and later headlamps a simple plug and play? Looking at the LMC catalog it appears it would be easy.
 


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I'm not 100% on this but I believe you also need to change the whole grill as the 2001+ headlights are physically shorter and the grill fills the gap where the orange marker lights were on the older models.

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As you can see with the older grill and new headlights there would be a large gap under the lights...
 

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I see your point, I really thought leaving an using the original 2000 turn signal, etc, and not putting a bulb on the 2001 + version. That would fill that gap I believe.
I just like the "vintage "Lucas" look of that 01 headlight. BUT, I think it may be too wide, now that I can compare the two front ends.
 

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the 00 and 01 header panel are also different, headlights mount differently, the grille is different, you'll need to swap the trim under the grille in also. its a bolt in swap but it's kind of involved.
 


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