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Old 12-04-2008, 08:19 PM   #1
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Tail Lights Operation

Has anybody seen or knows how the tail/stop/turn signal lights are going to operate? Since both lenses are red, I don't think it uses a separate turn signal bulb, although I've seen some cars use a red lens instead of using an amber lens. I would assume both lights will combine all three functions into one bulb. I should have been paying attention to the first episode of My Own Worst Enemy!
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:22 PM   #2
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all 4 will illuminate when you hit the brakes, outer ones will flash with respective turn signal
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:10 PM   #3
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all 4 will illuminate when you hit the brakes, outer ones will flash with respective turn signal
+1. not that i've seen, but it makes perfect sense unless they're going like the vettes & blinking both.
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:24 PM   #4
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Speaking of lights. Is it going to be possible to make the night lights(HID or whatever) to be switched with xenon after I buy it??
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Here you go! Rear light operation, and much more.

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Old 12-04-2008, 10:14 PM   #6
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Speaking of lights. Is it going to be possible to make the night lights(HID or whatever) to be switched with xenon after I buy it??
You mean driving lights? Why would you want to switch out HIDs?
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:15 PM   #7
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You mean driving lights? Why would you want to switch out HIDs?
I have yet to see how the HID look's. And what does HID actually mean?
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:03 AM   #8
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I have yet to see how the HID look's. And what does HID actually mean?
High-Intensity Discharge

They're brighter, cooler looking, and use less power than halogen
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:54 AM   #9
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High-Intensity Discharge

They're brighter, cooler looking, and use less power than halogen

I understand. After looking at a comparison of both HID vs Xenon, HID looks much cooler. But isn't xenon in HID?
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if you want to see how the production blinkers work then check out the new vid on the homepage shoes it pretty damn well
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:41 PM   #11
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Not bad. I saw the refreshed mustang at the SF show last weekend and I have to admit, i have always liked the idea of sequential lights.
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yay for both on each side blinking! add a small capacitor in-line with the outside light & voilà - sequentials!
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:39 AM   #13
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I understand. After looking at a comparison of both HID vs Xenon, HID looks much cooler. But isn't xenon in HID?
Sometimes - It's one of the more common gasses found in HID bulbs. However, most car guys I know use xenon bulbs to describe brighter halogen-type bulbs like silverstars, etc... which are great bulbs, just not if you already have HIDs (top-o-da-line baby!)
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:34 AM   #14
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yay for both on each side blinking! add a small resistor in-line with the outside light & voilà - sequentials!
I don't see how a resistor would make turns signal lights sequential.
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I don't see how a resistor would make turns signal lights sequential.
i meant a capacitor
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:53 PM   #16
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i meant a capacitor
That's cool. Do you put it in series or in parallel with the bulb? I guess the higher the capacitance, the longer the delay of the bulb?
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:46 AM   #17
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Be careful and check with your state laws before adding any lights or changing the operation of the lights on any car.
here are the laws for tennessee on tail lights.

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(1) Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with two (2) red tail lamps and two (2) red stoplights on the rear of the vehicle, and one (1) tail lamp and one (1) stoplight shall be on each side, except that passenger cars manufactured or assembled prior to January 1, 1939, trucks manufactured or assembled prior to January 1, 1968, and motorcycles and motor-driven cycles shall have at least one (1) red tail lamp and one (1) red stoplight. No non-emergency vehicle shall operate or install emergency flashing light systems such as strobe, wig-wag, or other flashing lights in tail light lamp, stoplight area, or factory installed emergency flasher and backup light area; provided, however, that the foregoing prohibition shall not apply to the utilization of a continuously flashing light system. For the purposes of this part, “continuously flashing light system” means a brake light system in which the brake lamp pulses rapidly for no more than five (5) seconds when the brake is applied, and then converts to a continuous light as a normal brake lamp until the time that the brake is released.

(2) The stoplight shall be so arranged as to be actuated by the application of the service or foot brake and shall be capable of being seen and distinguished from a distance of one hundred feet (100) to the rear of a motor vehicle in normal daylight, but shall not project a glaring or dazzling light.

(3) The stoplight may be incorporated with the tail lamp.

I notice there is no mention anywhere in the Tennessee law about if the turn signals can sequence. so I would assume it is ok.
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While I'm disappointed that the brake lights will not be LED, from the looks of pictures in this post perhaps the running lights (the little slit lights above the brake lights) are LED?

Finding aftermarket tails will be my first priority.
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:38 PM   #19
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While I'm disappointed that the brake lights will not be LED, from the looks of pictures in this post perhaps the running lights (the little slit lights above the brake lights) are LED?

Finding aftermarket tails will be my first priority.
I think those are just reflectors mounted on the tops of the taillights.
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I think those are just reflectors mounted on the tops of the taillights.
I dont believe so; any external light would light up more on the car than just those little pieces, and the reflective red plastic in the brake light housings are not catching any of it.

I think they are internally-lit.
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While I'm disappointed that the brake lights will not be LED, from the looks of pictures in this post perhaps the running lights (the little slit lights above the brake lights) are LED?

Finding aftermarket tails will be my first priority.
As I said in your other thread, you are seeing the relection of the flash on the lens. This has happened in a bunch of pictures and happens with the HIDs as well. They are not LED, just regular bulbs.
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ALTHOUGH, if it is a running light why arent the front lights on? Seems pretty dark up there...
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:50 PM   #24
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Yeah, what everyone else said those are just the reflectors, and what you're seeing is the flash reflected on the top part of the tail light.

Hopefully you'll be able to find some aftermarket "after burners"



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