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im wanting to remove the god ugly square rear reflectors i have and replace the grills with no cutouts
I ve been told if i remove my square reflectors i have now ,ill be left with a hole :eek:
Can anyone tell me where i can buy a set of rear grills for my exige with no reflector cutouts as seen in the picture below,ive looked but cannot seem to find any,im not even sure if they are available for an exige or not ?
cheers Si

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they appear to have cutouts for reflectors ???
im after ones with no cutouts
 

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Where are you planning on putting your reflectors?
 

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OK, so you wind up forced to park somewhere. Some fool hits your car in the dark. Insurance doesn't pay off because you illegally had no reflectors.

Likely? No. Possible? Yes.

I'm not taking that chance.
 

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in the bin :),theres not that many in oz,cops would never know they were even supposed to be there
Oh, I didn't know reflectors were not required in Oz.
 

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Did your 2005 come with those reflectors, my 2006 came stock without the reflectors.
Do the LED taillights they started in 2006 have reflectors in the lenses?
 

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Do the LED taillights they started in 2006 have reflectors in the lenses?
Yup! IMO the reflectors are the easiest way to quickly tell an '05 from an '06+ without looking closely.

OP: you're looking for the stock grilles off of an '06 Fed Elise, but NOT a later one as they added "bumperettes" which you probably don't want either.

The OEM part numbers are A120B0149F and A120B0148F
 

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Yup! IMO the reflectors are the easiest way to quickly tell an '05 from an '06+ without looking closely.

OP: you're looking for the stock grilles off of an '06 Fed Elise, but NOT a later one as they added "bumperettes" which you probably don't want either.

The OEM part numbers are A120B0149F and A120B0148F
thanks bri3d,ive got the later model led tail lights,just not fitted in the picture i posted

thanks,thats exactly what im after,i presume elise and exige grilles are the exact same then ?


i want your grilles Derrek :)
have you noticed my 05 exige has grilles with round holes,yours has oval holes,thats a bit strange,must be something with federal versions maybe
 

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Federal Elise and Exige grills should be identical, again provided both cars are '06-'07.5 (when the "Bumperettes" were added).

I also know that there are different oval/round hole options, but I think all of the grilles you want (no reflectors, normal diffuser fitment, no exhaust holes) have oval holes.

Some European market cars had round holes instead of the oval ones, but I think they all had some combination of reflectors or exhaust cutouts in the grilles. The Fed Elise parts manual only lists round holed diffusers in either the reflector or "B or C diffuser" configurations.
 

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My 07 Elise looks just like derrek1280s Exige. I took mine off a few months ago to do a rear panel delete like he did. So there are two sets at least in this thread.
 

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My 07 Elise looks just like derrek1280s Exige. I took mine off a few months ago to do a rear panel delete like he did. So there are two sets at least in this thread.
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I was probably going to keep mine, though... in case a future owner wants to take it back to stock :confused:
 

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Rear Grill

I have attached pictures of the 05 rear grill with the reflectors. I removed one side and it left a oval hole in the grill. The rubber back plate is push fitted in the groove and the speed nuts just hold the reflector to the back plate. Somehow I have a center rear section from a 07 with the bumperettes and have included a picture. Hope this helps.
 

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