Fitting '98 V70 Tailgate To '95 850 Wagon


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As the title says, I'm about to fit a tailgate from a '98 V70 to my '95 850T5 wagon.

There doesnt appear to be any major differences, the brake light is up near the top of the glass rather than above the wiper, and the interior trim is slightly different.

Is there anything that I'll run into when I attempt to do the swap?

The tailgate on my '95 850T5 has a dint in it and I've always wanted to paint the handle/trim body color, so I've picked up this tailgate and plan to have it all painted and swap it over.

Just curious if theres any issues that I should be aware of.


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yeah, i can't really see what the differences would be, you might run into some different wire connectors. And you'd be hosed if you were trying to fit a rear wing with the brake light, unless you ran some wires from the bottom of the window to the top.

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You get a bulb out indicator whenever you use the brake due to the different resistence of the LEDs, boostjunkie did it.

10 second fix. Involves taking three wires out of a harness and putting them together.

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