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Old 05-01-2004, 01:00 AM   #1
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Turning on LED Taillight Retrofit Ring w/o ABLAS

After the LED Taillight retrofit, I want to get the outside ring to light up with the Brake Light, so I dig into the wiring diagram as well as the intruction of the ABLAS.

I figured out that if you just want the ring to light up with the brake light, you just need to connect the black/green wire to position #4 of the plug like the pic shown below:


Hope this can help a little if you guys are having a hard time getting ABLAS. But for me, I just want the ring to light up no matter what, which is a cheaper way to do...

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so is there anything we need to get, or jus simply spice the wires and connect it.
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so is there anything we need to get, or jus simply spice the wires and connect it.
That's all you need to do...
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do i need to buy the white wire at and is the pink thing a transistor or sumthing its probably a stupid ? but im a newb when it comes to things with wires. thx
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do i need to buy the white wire at and is the pink thing a transistor or sumthing its probably a stupid ? but im a newb when it comes to things with wires. thx
White wire is just a normal 20 wire and the pink thing is just a wire connector, just connect 2 wires without the need of cutting...
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what brand and type of female connector pin you use to connect the white wire with.
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peter where u at bro
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what brand and type of female connector pin you use to connect the white wire with.
Just got them from a electonics store...
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so basically tap into the blk/grn wire and run a wire to position 4 on the plug and the outer ring will ight up?
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so basically tap into the blk/grn wire and run a wire to position 4 on the plug and the outer ring will ight up?
Yup, it will light up with the inner brake light...
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Just got them from a electonics store...
well do you know what the connector is call or jus get something that fit into position 4. well my friend was trying to install it for me but he said i need to know what type of female connector? tia
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i went to radio shack, pepboys, o'reilly, autozone...none of them had it
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u da man. i'm gonna give this a try.
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i went to radio shack, pepboys, o'reilly, autozone...none of them had it
I got it from a local electronics store.

It's only $0.079 a piece.

It's the connector the the wiring harness. I dunno exactly what it's called, but if you bring that to them, they should be able to find one that's close.

Try those store which they sell transistor, resistors and stuff like that...
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i got it working thx for the help peter, i couldnt find a electronic store around my area so i went to the dealer ship and they have the wire and connector. well it look so much better now and didnt even have to spend $60 for the ablas, great job
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After the LED Taillight retrofit, I want to get the outside ring to light up with the Brake Light, so I dig into the wiring diagram as well as the intruction of the ABLAS.

I figured out that if you just want the ring to light up with the brake light, you just need to connect the black/green wire to position #4 of the plug like the pic shown below:


Hope this can help a little if you guys are having a hard time getting ABLAS. But for me, I just want the ring to light up no matter what, which is a cheaper way to do...

Peter

you really don't have to get the conector at all, just stick a regular wire from pin number 4(the empty slot)on the light side and stick the other side to the blue wire on the other side and that is it! NO connectors need it! just 1 wire, even the error indicator on the dash will disapear!!
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Blue wire? Which wire in the pic are you talking about? The 2nd from the bottom?

I know you can stick the wire in, but that will be kind of loose, I rather use a splice.
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Blue wire? Which wire in the pic are you talking about? The 2nd from the bottom?

I know you can stick the wire in, but that will be kind of loose, I rather use a splice.
the one next to the red one!! you can make the wire thicker and stick it in without cutting the wire, incase something happen you can just take the extra wire out!
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pics?

does anyone have pictures of the after?
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