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Old 08-06-2009, 11:06 AM   #1
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Alpine Coach tail light lens info

Just in case someone needs to buy a replacement taillight lens...

WRV used a 1992-1994 FORD ECONOLINE van tail light lens

ford #
F2UZ 13404 A (Right Hand)
F2UZ 13405 A (Left Hand)

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Old 08-06-2009, 11:45 PM   #2
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Mike:

In an earlier post (last year), a thread mentioned this as well as vendors. But one interesting thing is the availability of LED conversions for the tail lights (and markers). At first I pooh-poohed the idea, but after seening so many nice coaches and trucks on my last trip, with LED, I've decided to move that direction. The visibility and safety factors are so-oo much better. And with my current lenses all starting to fade, it's a good time to convert.

A friend of mine even converted his 2004 Vectra headlights when he found that a Nissan Frontier headlight would match. It has "angel eyes" LED's, high power daytime LED light strips, halogen lamps, some funky highbeam lamp and turn signals all combined. Looks neat!

I may even look like a 2010 Alpine when I'm done!
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:56 AM   #3
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Where can the LED tailight conversions be had?
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:35 AM   #4
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Here are my google results for "Ford Econoline LED tail lights":

http://www.carid.com/2002-ford-econoline-taillights/

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=LED...line&_osacat=0

http://www.autoanything.com/lights/61A3292A0A0.aspx

http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/200...t/Tail-Lights/

http://www.realtruck.com/tail_lights...FShRagod_FBPdg

http://www.coolights.com/Ford-LED-Ta...hts_c_797.html


http://www.autoaccessoriesgarage.com...Econoline-2002

http://www.customautotrim.com/tail-l...ine/1995-2007/

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories

http://www.mytightride.com/fdeconovan95tls.html (Orange, CA)

BTW, it appears the same lamp also came on the Ford Excursion. The part numbers match. These are all listed as direct OEM replacements (no mods needed).

Looks like '06 and newer Econolines had a bit different lamp, though the MH industry was continuing to use the old style.
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Thanks for this post! I'm interested.
Please report back on fitment, maybe pics too?
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There are bulb only conversions available which is a lot easier & cheaper than the entire fixture.
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All the links are for 1995 and later model

whats the difference between the 94 & 95??? Are they the same???

Our Alpines are the 94
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According to the perponderance of the websites, the lamp was the same until '06 when the amber was dropped. I, too, am interested in fitment. The sites say direct plug-in replacement of OEM.

I had thought of the bulb only replacement, much cheaper, but I am leaning to making mine look like a new 2010 Alpine Coach. LOL. I'll likely start with the markers, some are faded anyway. I'm hoping to find the earlier posting where someone found them online. I remember looking at the website at the time, exact fit.

Now I just have to decide do I want the carbon blacks, the Euro-style, the Ruby Reds, the white-outs, the carbon black Euros or any of the above with tinted lenses.
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There are bulb only conversions available which is a lot easier & cheaper than the entire fixture.
I hear ya Ted...

$300 for LED vs the $20 I paid for OEM replacement....

I am quite "frugal" (read cheap) that way.

THis thing is expensive enough to maintain!
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I replaced the bulbs in my scare lights with LED "bulbs." 'Bout $9 ea. on eBay delivered from cheena. The 6x6 (36 LEDs) bulb pads came w/the male socket end but no way to mount the LED pad itself; just used strips of foam mounting tape.
I predict it won't take long before these replacement bulbs are going for way less than I paid and available at stores near you. Wasn't long ago they were $35.
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