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Old 02-27-2007, 08:57 PM   #1
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help on making my own led tails the cheap way

ok so i im not looking to buy led tailights and wondered if i can work on my clear euro ones that i have now. Currently i have installed led bulbs on my turn signals with resistors on the correct wires and love them.
I was wondering if i can put led bulbs in place of all of my bulbs but im not sure on which wires to touch in order not to get the bulb out warning. can anyone help on how many resistors i need and to which wires they need to be connected to?

the benefits i see from this is:
-blink as fast as oem led tails
-will never burn out
-brighter than stock bulbs
-WAY CHEAPER than oem led tails
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:48 PM   #2
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Well there are only 3 bulbs left (on each side). Two brake light bulbs and a reverse bulb. You could replace all three with LED bulbs of course you'd need to hook up resistors the same way you did with the blinkers. However, this wont give you the updated LED tail light look it will merely just replace the bulbs with LED bulbs. Inside the red housing it wont be noticeable and I doubt very noticeable while on as well. Get the LED tails you wont regret it, I got a full set from Unique Euro Design, they look amazing and function perfectly.



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Old 02-27-2007, 11:04 PM   #3
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i agree ur tails look amazing, but i just dont have the funds. im not worried about them bieng notcible that there led, just like the fact that thell never burn out and the instantanious light. well i actually have 4 bulbs including the reverse minus the turn signal. There are many wires and i would kno which ones to connect to the resistor. thanks
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