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2000 Ford Taurus, Brake Light Assembly Replacement


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Necronomis
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Dec 4, 2012, 12:34 PM

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2000 Ford Taurus, Brake Light Assembly Replacement Sign In

Year: 2000
Make: Ford
Model: Taurus SE (Wagon)
Engine: 3.0L Duratec

I'm in need of a replacement brake light assembly on the driver side, as the current one has been shattered. Originally thought it would be fairly simple, so I looked around a few sites, saw no variance between the sites and the stock they had, so I ordered one that was for a "2000 Ford Taurus SE" that also had a list of about 12 other Ford Taurus' that it was compatible with, and no indication of any other assembly that would fit any other 2000 model. Apparently I was quite silly in that assumption, though, as the unit I got was about two times too large, and even if the right size and shape, doesn't appear to install in a similar fashion either.

So, I feel as though I've overlooked something fairly obvious in my haste, or possibly am just lacking some crucial information I need, so any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!


Hammer Time
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Dec 4, 2012, 12:39 PM

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Re: 2000 Ford Taurus, Brake Light Assembly Replacement Sign In

Are you specifying "wagon" when you order



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Necronomis
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Dec 4, 2012, 1:03 PM

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Re: 2000 Ford Taurus, Brake Light Assembly Replacement Sign In

Your first thought was the same as mine. I double checked just now just to see if I was remembering things wrong / lying to myself / something had changed, but I go onto the site I ordered from (thepartsbin, for reference), and search for 2000 Ford Taurus Wagon Tail Light. and it takes me to the part that I ordered. I generalize my search a bit, just search 2000 Ford Taurus Wagon, and narrow down the search using their fields, and same results. If I go through using just their fields, no search at all, the only options for Wagon are the Club and Econoline Club, not the Taurus.

I tried going back to the very beginning, and just doing a google search. Top results from shops are for partsbin, autopartswarehouse, and go-part. All of these are links to their shop selling the part I incorrectly ordered.


Hammer Time
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Dec 4, 2012, 1:08 PM

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Re: 2000 Ford Taurus, Brake Light Assembly Replacement Sign In

That's leading me to believe that they don't carry one for a wagon and your search is taking you to the sedan. It HAS to say wagon to be the right one.



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Necronomis
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Dec 4, 2012, 1:15 PM

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Re: 2000 Ford Taurus, Brake Light Assembly Replacement Sign In

If even doing a meta-search engine query leads me to a list of sites that just don't carry the part I need, how would I go about acquiring it?


Hammer Time
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Dec 4, 2012, 1:44 PM

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Re: 2000 Ford Taurus, Brake Light Assembly Replacement Sign In

Ford dealer



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