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Hello everyone, my name is Alexander and I write from Italy.
I apologize for my bad English (in fact I'm doing help from Google Translate). I found your forum by chance ... looking at Internet information for a change that I would make to my car.
I own a Toyota Auris Hybrid of 2013 ... the European sister of your Scion iM. The change that I would like to make these changes is the replacement of the rear lights with those of version 2015 (Auris) or even with your own Scion iM.
The explanation is simple: the rear lights of my version, turning on the lights, the LEDs are present only in the fixed on the bodywork. In part on the tailgate, there are no LEDs for positions, only the reversing light and rear fog light. While, of those on the 2015 Auris and Scion iM, are also on the part of the LED rear lights mounted on the door ... and I like the most.
I think that the electrical wiring of the two versions is slightly different ... but, before buying the new rear lights to install, I want to understand how different and what works should I do to fit better.
And here comes the request to your forum ... someone would be able to show me the photos that relate to the electrical wiring of the rear lights? Both the fixed part on the body than on the fixed tailgate?

Many thanks to everyone who read me and help me.

Your Scion iM is really aesthetically beautiful ... much more sporty and aggressive of our Auris ... shame not to live in America ... or at least it can be imported into Europe.
 

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Hey. So....you're looking to upgrade the rear tail light assemblies on your Auris to the LED ones found on the iM. Because of this, you need someone to take closeup pictures of the iM tailight mounting and the connectors? Both on the hatch and body mounted tailights?

I'm not sure how much disassembly is needed, but lemme check.
 

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Hey. So....you're looking to upgrade the rear tail light assemblies on your Auris to the LED ones found on the iM. Because of this, you need someone to take closeup pictures of the iM tailight mounting and the connectors? Both on the hatch and body mounted tailights?

I'm not sure how much disassembly is needed, but lemme check.
Exactly! I would like to understand whether it is possible and how much work I have to do.
Thank you so much and sorry again for my english
 

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So, good news is that our LED tailights have their guts inside the tailight combination so it is still a regular 12 volt source coming to the tailights themselves. Now, you need to remove them and check the connectors to make sure they're the same (very, very high chance they are).

Panel removal (hatch tailights):
-Open the rear hatch and remove the top plastic garnish from the rear window
-Remove the side plastic garnishes from the rear window (you will need to remove the pins that hold the rear parcel tray by pulling the tops up before removing the garnish)
-Remove the lower rear hatch plastic panel (you will need to remove a clip on the left and the pull handle on the right before popping off the panel. It is held into place with pop clips so you can just pull it off)
-Each hatch tailight assembly is held in place by clips and a bolt. Remove the bolt and you can release the assemblies.

The connector should look like this:


Panel removal (rear combination light assembly):
-Usually... procedure is to remove the rear seat, all the side paneling in the cargo area, then remove the light assembly. But, you can most likely get your hand between the panel by undoing any bolts in the area and prying it outwards enough to get your hand in. Then, unplug the connector.
-Each side will have two bolts that you can see holding the lights in on either side of the hatch when you open it. Remove these, then you will need to release the lights carefully as they are now held in by more clips. Pry gently as too much force can, in many cases, crack the combination light assembly.

Once out, the connector should look like this:



If the connectors look like that, I'd say you're ready to install USDM tailights in your Auris :)
 

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Mmmmh...I think I'll have a bit of work to do ...

The second connector looks identical to the one mounted on my Auris ... but the first is totally different ... it has only 2 pins and not 4. I think that 2 extra pins are supply of light LED position of the part headlight mounted on the tailgate ...

Additional work ... but not impossible

Thanks a lot
 

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Back in the earlier days, the US version tail lights would have been what they have in Europe now, with the amber turn signal lens.
 
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