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#7711 of 11966 Tail Light
May 02, 2003 (6:32 am)
Has anybody had trouble with tail light bulbs burning out? I had a 96 Rodeo(lost to a fire) and a 92 Rodeo(sold to my little brother) and it seamed as though I was replacing the passenger side tail light bulbs on these trucks about every 6 months. I bought my 2000 Trooper in December and now I have to replace the passenger side tail light bulb. Cost of replacement is low:
$0.97 for the bulb
3 minutes labor(dealer) at $75 per minute=$225
Is this a known Isuzu problem or is it just me?
It's just me right........
May 02, 2003 (6:39 am)
Why not change it yourself?
I had a '97 Rodeo, went 120K miles, no bulbs out.
So far have '00 Trooper with 50K miles, no dead bulbs.
May 02, 2003 (8:03 am)
I was kidding about the labor charge. I'm not real good at mechanical stuff but I can take out three screws and plug in a light bulb.
#7714 of 11966 Realizes this now
May 02, 2003 (8:07 am)
Hee after re-reading your post I realized this Hee hee.
#7715 of 11966 Trooper is the SPY car of choice.
May 02, 2003 (8:17 am)
Did you know that as part of spy Robert Hanssen's(former FBI agent) plea agreement, his family got to keep their 92 Trooper! Strange but true Trooper fact.
May 02, 2003 (8:24 am)
Also they used the Axiom in Spy Kids and in another movie there was a Trooper featured.
May 02, 2003 (9:17 am)
The Trooper started out in the first spy kids movie; after the kids found out the parents were spies, they got an Axiom (I got kids exactly the same age as those in the movie who just love the movie). Paisan, the Trooper was a clone of yours.
And thanks for straightening me out on sway bar bushings. I knew that. I was calling sway bars the wrong thing. Geez.
May 02, 2003 (9:53 am)
Yeah It's funny the Torsion Bars are made by "Sway-away" so I used to get conf00sed between sway bars and Sway-Away Torsion Bars!
#7719 of 11966 Seating upgrade options for 91 Trooper
May 04, 2003 (2:56 pm)
I own a 4 door 91 Trooper with 3 small children. All three will have to be in child seats for several more years - and 3 seats will not fit into my 2nd row bench. So, I'm looking to upgrade the seating and storage capacity on my Trooper. My Trooper has only a full 1 piece folding 2nd row bench seat. Does anyone know of an aftermarket or used folding split bench from another vehicle(like most SUV's now have) that will fit into my Trooper?
I really need 3rd row seating badly. I like the idea of a split 3rd row - one that will allow an extra seat AND room for a stroller or an enough area for a large ice chest. I'll need the split 2nd row bench to be help get access to a 3rd row. I took a look at the Australian version that fold up to the side. I REALLY like those! I'll order one if they will they fit into the older 1991 Troopers, like mine?
Any help and ideas I can get will be greatly appreciated. I just don't want to have go out and buy a minivan! Getting these seats in will be much cheaper!
#7720 of 11966 Bob - 3rd row seats
May 04, 2003 (3:04 pm)
The 3rd row seats as found in the 92 and on Jackaroos in Australia don't fit into the 91. They are too wide for the 91 interior. It would also need some significant cutting and welding to get the attachment points installed. Your best shot would be an aftermarket 3rd row seat.
However, that would leave you with a storage problem as the 3rd row does consume a lot of space even when folded up and not in use.
My suggestion would be to have a think about replacing the 91 with a newer Trooper if you can. The 2nd row seats are wider than the 91 so you should be able to have the 3 child seats across and you will have more storage in the back. You will also then have the option of the split 2nd row too. Even just going to a 92 should do the trick for you.