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Old 04-08-2014, 03:02 PM   #1
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SEL taillights

hey, so it turns out my car has two taillights. one is the 'black chrome' and one is the chrome taillight. i just noticed it a little while ago. anyone have any idea where i can the 'black chrome' taillights cheap? i cant find an SEL focus in a junkyard anywhere. anyone know of a website? cheapest ive been finding is almost 200 bucks


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The black ones are 09 SES Coupe and 10 - 11 SES lenses.

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Old 04-08-2014, 03:45 PM   #3
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The black ones are 08-11 Focus SES lenses.
my mistake haha. ok so do i have to get the whole assembly for a SEL or can i just get lenses? whats the cheapest way to get that black chrome look on the taillights?
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:59 PM   #4
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my mistake haha. ok so do i have to get the whole assembly for a SEL or can i just get lenses? whats the cheapest way to get that black chrome look on the taillights?
You might check car-part.com and it will pull up used ones at nearby junk yards. You don't have to be specific when looking for them, especially if you call somewhere. Just ask for "black taillights for a 08-11 Ford Focus." They will all fit. I'm keeping my chrome ones because my car is silver and I think it will match better, I also don't personally think it is sensible to spend that much money on lights that do nothing different than the stock ones, especially since the front ones are $400+ per pair.

I don't know which sites you have checked, but Rock Auto might have decent prices. You could also check into tinting the lenses with, I think the brand or product is called, Nightshade and I think Plastidip makes a taillight tint. Might even be the same thing.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:33 PM   #5
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well those tints would be on the outside, i think the black tailights have the inside tinted. i looked on rockauto and it was 140 for one. i still refuse to pay that. its only 60 for a silver one though, annoyingly enough.

ill check that car part website you suggested
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well those tints would be on the outside, i think the black tailights have the inside tinted. i looked on rockauto and it was 140 for one. i still refuse to pay that. its only 60 for a silver one though, annoyingly enough.

ill check that car part website you suggested
Yeah, I know. I'm just suggesting a cheaper alternative in case you can't get the lights you want.
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I found many pairs on those junkyard sites for 75$ shipped in the US.
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I tinted the left one yesterday with some vinyl (right one too lol) for $7 it's a light smoke that let's 90% light through
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The black ones are 08-11 Focus SES lenses.
The smoked lamps were introduced in '09 on the coupes. They were available on SES sedans in '10 and '11.
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The smoked lamps were introduced in '09 on the coupes. They were available on SES sedans in '10 and '11.
Came here to say this as well. 2008's were chrome central.
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