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Old April 6th, 2006, 04:29 PM   #1
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My rewired taillights

Just realized that I didnt share this with fellow V6Pers so here it is. Took me about 2 months to analyze,plan and complete it. Coupe owners would understand this mod better. The reason I did was I want to get TSX mirrors so all the turn signals should be amber, the red and amber wont look right.

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Brake light and Parking light are in the same section i.e. Bottom
Middle section is for Reverse light
Top section is Turn signals i.e. RED

Now:
Parking light..... Bottom
Turn signal....... Middle
Brake light....... Top
Reverse light.... Also in the middle.



1> PARKING LIGHTS


2> BRAKE LIGHT


3> TURN SIGNALS



4> HAZARD



5> Reverse light


6> TURN SIGNAL WITH BRAKES
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clever. so u have customed two bulbs in the middle section?
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Like GREAT.

Could use some of your knowledge with the problems with the LED tail lights problem.
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very nice
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Drew(sick6speed) had it done when he had the stock lights. I think he helped 04ryda on it too.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 06:03 PM   #6
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Like GREAT.

Could use some of your knowledge with the problems with the LED tail lights problem.
If anybody finds me a pair of used pair of tailights for my car, I promise a great DIY with LED conversion.

Iam about to do a full LED tailight retrofit. I have all the parts but cant find a pair of tailights for a decent price. I will post a DIY as always. Hopefuly it will look great, stock and cheaper than most aftermarket tailights.
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I'm liking it. HOwever, I'm a big fan of red turns; i do understand your wanting to match amber with amber though.

One thing I was wondering is:

Have the upper and lower red sections be brake and running lights, while leaving the upper still as turns too.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 06:11 PM   #8
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If anybody finds me a pair of used pair of tailights for my car, I promise a great DIY with LED conversion.

Iam about to do a full LED tailight retrofit. I have all the parts but cant find a pair of tailights for a decent price. I will post a DIY as always. Hopefuly it will look great, stock and cheaper than most aftermarket tailights.
I have a set. But than I can't DIY when your done
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Old April 6th, 2006, 06:18 PM   #9
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If anybody finds me a pair of used pair of tailights for my car, I promise a great DIY with LED conversion.

Iam about to do a full LED tailight retrofit. I have all the parts but cant find a pair of tailights for a decent price. I will post a DIY as always. Hopefuly it will look great, stock and cheaper than most aftermarket tailights.

i have a set of taillights...u do me a retro to while ur a t it then u can use mine
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Old April 6th, 2006, 06:41 PM   #10
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I have a set. But than I can't DIY when your done
You can loan me your so I can finish the project, then I will send it back to you to do the same.
My car is a daily driver so I need an extra pair of tailights to do the project. Help a brotha out....

Anyone??????
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So did you drill an extra hole in the middle to accommodate two bulbs?
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Old April 6th, 2006, 06:59 PM   #12
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wippde do! lol
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Old April 7th, 2006, 12:32 AM   #13
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that is exactly and i mean exactly what i have been wanting since i got my car. Can you put a diy exactly how you did it?

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Great

I have the TSX mirror and I always wanted amber lights. I can't wait for you DIY
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Old April 7th, 2006, 11:23 AM   #15
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Pretty clever DIY.
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Old April 7th, 2006, 12:09 PM   #16
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I need a pair of taillights and it gonna be one badass project
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Old April 7th, 2006, 07:02 PM   #17
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Do you have a detailed DIY for this mod or even pictures of the wiring?

Thanks
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Old April 10th, 2006, 03:08 AM   #18
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hey shon, hope someone sends you those taillights for your badass project; in the mean time is there any way you could tell us how you rewired your taillights and how you mounted the turn signal. thanks

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Yea, I'm still wondering how you did it? Drilling extra hole, and JB weld in a female socket to retain a bulb?
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Old April 10th, 2006, 10:39 AM   #20
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If anybody finds me a pair of used pair of tailights for my car, I promise a great DIY with LED conversion.

Iam about to do a full LED tailight retrofit. I have all the parts but cant find a pair of tailights for a decent price. I will post a DIY as always. Hopefuly it will look great, stock and cheaper than most aftermarket tailights.
Why don't you contact a few scrap yards? You should be able to find at least one light assembly to experiment on.
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Old April 10th, 2006, 10:50 AM   #21
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what kind of tail light led conver are u planning to do????

and are u going to use any type of pwm to controll ur brightness?

i too, am currently doing an led tail light conversion using a more complex pwm
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Yea, also wondering about the PWM on LED retros. I'm familiar with how it works, but how large are these modules, and where are you guys mounting them?

To further trapshot's suggestion, I think you should use 1157 bulbs on BOTH top and bottom, that way you can have parking AND brakes on both top and bottom sections. That's how I would do it on a coupe.
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pwms can be small...depends on what your using...the actual 555 timer chip is like the size of a dime and if ur using a potentiometer u can buy one that is about the same size...so that's pretyt damn smalll....
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Old April 10th, 2006, 01:19 PM   #24
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I will definitely post a DIY wll together becuase it would be easier for me to explain everything at once w pictures.
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I will definitely post a DIY wll together becuase it would be easier for me to explain everything at once w pictures.
we 6th gens have beat you to it......hhaha

there will be two of em......... one by myself.......and one by khmertiger

heres the link:

http://www.v6performance.net/forums/...ad.php?t=71592

btw, for those who dont undstand LED or circuitry [of pwms], dont even try to do/understand this one..... it'll save urself from a headach
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we 6th gens have beat you to it......hhaha

there will be two of em......... one by myself.......and one by khmertiger

heres the link:

http://www.v6performance.net/forums/...ad.php?t=71592

btw, for those who dont undstand LED or circuitry [of pwms], dont even try to do/understand this one..... it'll save urself from a headach
Thats was great but Iam using any pwm, mine will be totaly different.
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Thats was great but Iam using any pwm, mine will be totaly different.
ur useing any pwm? wt do u mean? or do you mean, ur "not" using any pwm?
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Yea, that's the way I interpreted shon's statement. My understanding is that, without PWM, you are significantly reducing the lifespan of the LEDs.
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Yea, that's the way I interpreted shon's statement. My understanding is that, without PWM, you are significantly reducing the lifespan of the LEDs.
nah...all a pwm does is pulse ur LED in quick flashes reducing the intensity of the light.
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off topic, but where did you get your black emblem???
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