look ma, LED TAIL LIGHTS! how to.....

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  1. 70sbudget

    70sbudget Veteran Member

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    so after refusing to spend 500 bucks for dse led tail lights i figured there had to be a better option. so after searching and contemplating for months during random stops at the parts store i saw these.

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    part number NV-5104R purchased at PEP BOYS for 24 bucks.

    1. cover the kitchen table so i am allowed to keep the camaro.
    2. pop out the tail light from the bucket.
    3. dissassemble the new light. remove retaining ring, unscrew lense......hope you can figure out the rest of that process....;)
    4. slide LED board into the bucket.
    5. have a celebration beer.:p
    6. figure out how to mount led board.

    so imediate conclusion, for 50 bucks and a little time we can have LED tail lights!

    i believe the 2 1/2 " LED "marker lights" that are on the market will work just fine for the reverse lights. so at this point, we just need to find a way to mount the boards into the bucket. probably using the origional screws that hold the lense and some retaining straps should do the job.

    i would like to thank pep boys for having a great return policy and allowing this post to take form. :eek:

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  2. Keizer

    Keizer BANNED

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    I would like to see them lit up!
     
  3. K5JMP

    K5JMP Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    very interesting!! I have been eyeballin' the marker lamps at truck stops with the same idea in mind;) :cool:
     
  4. gordonquixote

    gordonquixote Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Good call! - we need some mounting options here.
     
  5. 70sbudget

    70sbudget Veteran Member

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    sha BAM!

    simply pluged the wires into the tow hitch wiring on my 94 gmc......and wahloa!

    now the disclamer, i only played around long enough to take a pic, i did not find a way to get them to work as running lights although the packages says that they are also tail lights so? just was excited and wanted to post asap!

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  6. cmonson

    cmonson Veteran Member Gold Member

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  7. 70sbudget

    70sbudget Veteran Member

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    :eek: :whine: left the lights on today and killed the battery!think i just justified a jump box.
     
  8. skatinjay27

    skatinjay27 Veteran Member

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    thats cool... but for $59 you can get some made for our cars thats a dual light pattern and its a "plug and play" so no extra cut/splicing/harnesses...
    just a thought
     
  9. Marks71BB

    Marks71BB Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member


    And the link would be where????:confused:

    I love the led's man, good job!

    Thanks for the ideas! I have something else in mind now...... stay tuned...
     

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