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Old 05-04-2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Rapid Fire Tail lights

I have read some of the reviews before installing my tail lights and decided to take some precautionary measures. Removed the lights from the box and inspected them finding several areas where the lens was sealed back on to the housing that had very small holes (not sealed). So I sealed all of these with some clear silicone and let it cure. I also found a screw halfway screwed in where the two part housing connects together with the colored gasket and tightened it up. I would recommend a full inspection when unpacking your lights to prevent problems after installation. I will be installing an interrupter switch on the pink wire which goes to the battery, to try to prevent battery drain (when storing the vehicle for several weeks) that so many reviewers have complained about. I will also be connecting a switch to the ground wire for the show mode as suggested in the instructions. These two switches should eliminate all battery drain, as the factory harness connections do not apply any power to the lights at all when the car is off and stored. I will just have to remember to turn on the power before driving the vehicle, problem solved I THINK.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:01 PM   #2
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Rapid Fire mod finished

These tail lights took 3.5 hours to install, with two switches mounted under the dash for full control of power and "show mode". I will say that were they tell you to install the capacitors is not a good location so I went to the right side of inside tail light on the left of car and left side of the inside tail light on right side of the vehicle, this allows you to access all nuts and bulbs in the future without having to remove them. Also, I installed the bulb housing after installing the light housing without to much trouble, their way is much harder. Tip- use silicon on the inside of your wrench to hold nut on it for replacement onto the stud, so you don't drop it inside the car body. The show mode is not in time with each other in flash sequence, it is getting better as they warm up, but not impressed with the out of sequence flashing, YES, before you ask did I install them correctly. Turn signals, hazards, brakes and running lights all work great. They do look awesome on the car. I would recommend them.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:16 PM   #3
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I have them hard install but done now 6 mths no issues at all and garage kept I love them with the ghosted side markers really sets them off
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:22 PM   #4
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6months

That's good to hear, hopefully they will continue to be bad azz with no problem. I have to say I love my lights, just went for a cruise in the rain to check for fogging and leaks, it's been raining all day and no fogging or moisture inside.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:45 PM   #5
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Well after a lot of testing and watching the light sequence on the tail lights in show mode they do not perform as the sales video on the websites selling the Rapid Fires. The sequence is completely off, it is still pretty cool but I really expected the show mode to be as advertised and in sequence as shown. Now I am not sure what steps I will take from this point, it is a lot of work to pull all of those lights back out and try to get them to send me a new set, then do a repeat of the install, a bit disappointed for the money spent. Will update everyone when I get back in town as to what I will do with them.
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:40 AM   #6
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I recently made a purchase of the Technostalgia Rapidfire Tail Lights from Gen5Camaro Lighting. I've messaged them SEVERAL times without a response. Does anyone in these forums know about them at all? Are they legit? I'm getting worried, and about to call my credit card company to have things reversed if I don't get a simple answer from these guys.

According to their website, they're a new vendor for Technostalgia. I'd like some helpful feedback! If anyone works for them, i'd LOVE a simple response on my order. Thanks.
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