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  1. crash549

    crash549 kill whitey Established Member

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    heres the final product. i'm still looking for a longer light to fill up more of the housing but i don't think it looks bad now. i just didn't like any of the aftermarket ones but i still wanted to do something different.

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    first thing i did was take out the 3rd brake light. it's only two 5/16 bolts. then i took the red lense off the housing.

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    this is the housing and the light i picked up from advanced autoparts. they are l.e.d. off road racing lights. they were $20 for two of them.

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    i took the red lens and jb welded the light into it.

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    then i had to shave down the center hump inside the housing in order for the light to fit inside.

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    now you need to wire up the l.e.d. strip. just cut one of the bulb connectors off and connect your wires (black to black and green to red). all i did was take out the other bulb and leave the connector intact, you don't need it anymore.

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    all you need to do now is snap it all back together and re-install it into your car.

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    good luck. someone let me know if you find a longer light. i'm going on the hunt tomorrow.:rockon:
     
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    crash549 kill whitey Established Member

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    i will post more pics once i get my l.e.d.'s for my taillights and reverse lights.
     
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    venom1997 Screwed by the Twins Established Member

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    Cool man nice job the tail/tag/reverse leds will look sweet i have them on mine
     
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    ^ pics?
     
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    venom1997 Screwed by the Twins Established Member

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    Will get some tonight when it gets dark:beer:
     
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    crash549 kill whitey Established Member

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    can't wait. i want to order some bright l.e.d.'s for that tails just to be on the safe side.
     
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    nice man, i may give this a shot
     
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    venom1997 Screwed by the Twins Established Member

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    here are the led tail/brake/tag/back up lights

    Parking lights( passenger far right outside bulb, parking quit working only works with brake)


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    brake lights

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    parking with back up lights

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    venom1997 Screwed by the Twins Established Member

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    they are very very bright i got all the bulbs and led flasher from super bright leds costed a total $100+ with frieght im looking to go back to stock.
     
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    crash549 kill whitey Established Member

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    looks nice. why do you want to go back to stock?
     
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    crash549 kill whitey Established Member

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    we might be able to work out a trade if you want.
     
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    dont drive much at night actually i havent drove at night in my cobra in a few years lol.
     
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    which bulbs are the ones for the reverse lights i want to buy th e ones from superbright leds .com
     
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    crash549 kill whitey Established Member

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    mine are coming in a couple of days. pics to be posted soon after!
     
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