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First off, this is to end all questions regarding the differences between the 2000-2002 and 2003-2005 models, appearance-wise.

03+ Front bumper:
-It will fit onto a 2000-2002 model Celica.
--The only things needed for a glove-like fit:
---03+ styrofoam bumper
---03+ fog lights + brackets

03+ Tail lights:
-There's no difference in application process, baka!

03+ Rear bumper:
-There's no difference in application process, baka!

03+ Sides/Rocker panels:
-There's no difference in application process, baka!

03+ Glass moon/sunroof:
-The glass is a direct swap. (Correct me if I'm wrong)

03+ Black interior:
-Direct swap, however, the 2000-2002 and 2003+ A-pillar covers are different and not interchangeable. Headliners are not interchangeable.

03+ "CELICA" rear hatch garnish/handle:
-Direct swap.
-Comes prepainted in your choice of stock colors for under $100 from Toyota.

03+ OEM HID headlights:
-Direct swap but appropriate HID hardware is needed.

03+ Orange clock and radio:
-Interchangeable.

03+ Gauge cluster:
-Interchangeable.
 

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so you cant put 03' a-pillar covers into a 02?
 

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so you cant put 03' a-pillar covers into a 02?
Correct.

EDIT: You can put 03+ pillars on an 02- dash, but you will need an 03+ headliner.
 

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Kudos to me for correcting the APPEARANCE Moderator. :D
 

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Exactly. :laugh:

Wait, err......











Eh, it feels good to top the king of ricers once in a while.
 

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I ordered my 03 hatch handle from toyota and its just the shell. Its a direct fit yes but it should be worth noting you would have to slowly take toof the ruuber trim and glue it to your new handle. If not the license plate lights will shine through them for a really yachy look. I personally went and bought black silicone to apply the old trim. And obiously the screws will have tto be reused so carefully remove them without overtorquing and breaking them.

also to the farthest left is held by a clip not a screw, careful not to break it!

outside of that, easy to do with a 10mm rachet and star screw driver to unscrew the one screw on the interior plastic handle.
 

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One thing of note for the 2003+ HID headlights, you will need different connectors for them which as far as I know are not sold at the dealer. So you will have to do a little customization. You will also need new wiring for the auto leveling motors if you want those to function as well.
 

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Another difference is the radio antenna, the 03+ is motorized.
 

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Another difference is the radio antenna, the 03+ is motorized.
Huh? The 2000-2002 models came with a powered antenna.
 

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It's not necessary, but you can't use the 2000-2002 foam for the 03+ front. I only suggest that you use it because sometimes people try to sit on that part of the car which would cause the bumper to flex and possibly chip the paint. :shrugs:
 

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Oh ok makes sense.
Do you know where I could get the 03+ foam bumper?
Would the 03+ Styrofoam bumper fit perfectly?

Thanks for the help
 
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