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Old 02-16-2013, 09:17 PM   #43
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Just put in the 42 led, looks great, output light is great too
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:57 PM   #44
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I'm about to order some and try this mod myself. The following is what I found:

25 SMD LED bulbs

42 SMD LED bulbs

I'm going to try the 42 SMD bulbs first, since they're brighter. If they fit, then great. If they don't, then I'll try the 25 SMD bulbs.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:23 AM   #45
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You may also want to try 'side emitting' led's. It's an LED flexible light strip, but the LED's show out of the side rather than the top. I put mine under the lip of my bumper. Just had to drill a small hole in the diffuser to run the wires through. I tapped in to the wires for back up lights. Can't even see the light strip when looking at the car. You have to lean over and look under the lip to even notice that there is a strip there. But when the back up lights are on.....

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Old 05-06-2013, 11:34 AM   #46
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i used these leds work perfect and are brighterhttp://www.amazon.com/Jtech-7-5W-Pow...ywords=t10+led
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:16 PM   #47
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You may also want to try 'side emitting' led's. It's an LED flexible light strip, but the LED's show out of the side rather than the top. I put mine under the lip of my bumper. Just had to drill a small hole in the diffuser to run the wires through. I tapped in to the wires for back up lights. Can't even see the light strip when looking at the car. You have to lean over and look under the lip to even notice that there is a strip there. But when the back up lights are on.....

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Old 06-04-2013, 04:27 AM   #48
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First let me say that this is not to take away from any venders on this site!!! This is just a DIY project that I thought worked out well for me. If yo want to change the look of your reverse lights. I know these are nothing like the ones that company's like AAC...ect,sells.

I was putting in my Rapid Fire taillights and decided to try a bulb change on the reverse lights. After taking a look, the bulb twists out just like any other bulb socket does.

I had a few
led lights, that are the same as a 194,168...ect bulb. So, I took the white base off it and had the leads exposed. After looking at the stock bulb, I started pulling the bulb out of the bulb socket. In the pics you will see that the bulbs are the same dia/length. worked the bulb leads into the socket, with it plugged to the wiring harness, worked like a charm. I now have brighter and whiter lights than come stock. The LED's had 5 SMD's per blub. I have a couple of light's ordered with 25 SMD's. I plan on changing to these after they come in. Just thought someone out there may want to do this.

Take note, you have to have the bulb socket plugged into the wiring harness, the leads on the LED/SMD bolb are small and bend easy. But, will set in the same base area as the stock bulb. I did put a small spot or two of silicone on the base of the socket where the light snaps in. Just to make sure it was secure. Good Luck!!
Really very nice workout. Sorry for old thread reply but even I am thinking of shifting to led lights. I will get them soon from ebay and post some pics

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Old 06-04-2013, 04:51 AM   #49
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Can you take the wheel well liner off and snake your hand to get the light? I kno you can't get it from the top or bottom I never got to try from the wheel well
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:36 AM   #50
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I've seen you guys using the 5 and 25 SMD LED bulbs, but I'm going to try something a little different. It's just a little more pricey than the SMD bulbs, but if my R&D works, this will really balloon this mod up.

For anyone using the SMD style LEDs, I'm sure it's an improvement over the stock set up, but look at the bulb on the left when compared to a 5 LED SMD bulb on the right:


I can get a pair of these 194 based bulbs, for $16.45.

I've already got my stock reverse lights out since I found a set of AAC ones on Ebay for $100 so I'm going to begin this project and test them out.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:53 PM   #51
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so how's the project Going
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:15 PM   #52
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still awaiting materials
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:42 PM   #53
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So the LEDs finally arrived today so now my attempt at this mod to see the results.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:48 PM   #54
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So the LEDs finally arrived today so now my attempt at this mod to see the results.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:48 AM   #55
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Those are the same bulb style i used, looks like two flashlights. You're gonna like the end result
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:28 PM   #56
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So I got the lights done in the housings. I have not yet attempt to put these on the car yet but here are some pictures.

First, changed the stock bulb for the LEDs:


Mounted the bulbs into the stock connector base:


9V battery test:


Here is a little video of one of my lights being tested in a dark storage hallway. I used my cell phone for this so don't mind the shotty video and a 9V battery for power source:
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