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Hi everyone I'm glad to have found this forum there's so much great info. I just bought a 97 wagon and both tail lights are cracked. I found a set of NOS assemblies for real cheap but they are listed for 91-96 with this Ford Part Number:F1CZ-13450-BA & F1CZ-13451-BA. Will they fit? They look the same to me but I'm not very familiar with these cars. Thanks for the help.
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I dont know for sure, since my escorts are 91 92 93,94, and 95; the 92 and 94 being wagons. It might be that the difference in 97 (and later) is that different bulbs are used. I.E. the brake/running lamps in the 91-96 were all the 1157 style of bulb - having a bayonet base, while the later one may use the 3157 style of bulb - whose base fits into a slot rather than a bayonet. socket This might also have a different shaped hole in the lamp housing for the different kind of bulb mounting socket to key in.
I never had luck finding new brake lamp sockets that would fit my wagon taillamp assemblies. In one case I had to solder wires to the bulb's base to have a good ground connection. Part of the reason was I found my wagon tailamps would collect water after heavy rains: So I drilled a small drain hole in the base of each housing - when I had the housings off and could drill straight up.
 

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Not 100% on this but the 2nd gen wagon(91-96) are shorter and fatter than the 3rd gen wagon(97 - 99).

I have a set of the ones that will fit your wagon. I replaced the OEM tail light housing with Mercury Tracer wagon tailight housings on my '98 wagon. The Tracer tails are all red vs the red brake/amber turn escort ones.

Message me and we can arrange payment and shipping. Where are you located?

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Not 100% on this but the 2nd gen wagon(91-96) are shorter and fatter than the 3rd gen wagon(97 - 99).

I have a set of the ones that will fit your wagon. I replaced the OEM tail light housing with Mercury Tracer wagon tailight housings on my '98 wagon. The Tracer tails are all red vs the red brake/amber turn escort ones.

Message me and we can arrange payment and shipping. Where are you located?

John
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