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Old 01-03-2010, 08:10 PM   #1
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After Burner Tail Lights Installed

Ok So i installed my ACCStyle Afterburner Taillight kit on this Saturday and i must Say that it looks BadAss. Quite a scary process for the first timer. I did not make a Picture DIY because quite honestly i did'nt think I could pull if off. It took about 6 hrs start to finish and the taillight housings come out very easy, however the lenses are another story. What i will do is offer some great tips that I wish someone could have told me when doing this and made it alot easier. First Off heres a pic
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Oops heres a pic of the tail lights. Camera Sucks and it's cloudy but its the best i can do.
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Here are some tips that i learned in the process.

#1. Dont be a *****! LOL
#2. Instructions say you can heat to 150 deg and pry apart. i tried to use a heat gun but did not feel like this would get the job done in one day. Then I tried to score with a razor blade, yeah right ok not gonna happen. I would still be doing it now if I used that method. Remember theres 4 housings. I would highly recommend using a Dremel Tool with Plastic cutting Wheel. heres an important note that would have been nice to know ahead of time. The red lens is a cover that over laps on the outside of the housing. The housing has a ridge that fits up inside of the lense. So you dont want to cut too deep. And Follow the lines of the Housing when cutting the lense. There is a lot more room for error than you might think. Remember the bezels cover almost a quarter inch of the lense when its all put back to gether. Tape the lense so you dont damage or scratch it. The seam between the 2 is hard to distinguish. You only have to cut just enough of the lense and it will pop off just be patient. Oh Did I forget to tell you. FOLLOW THE LINES OF THE F**CKING HOUSING WHERE THE LENSE MEETS THE F**CKING HOUSING RIDGE .LOL. 3 of the sides are not so bad but one side of each of the lenses is slanted big time. This side you have to cut a little deeper. Forturnately I didnt screw up on the first one too bad, second and third ones were OK and the fourth I did perfectly. Who Freaking Cares Now! LOL
#3 The adhesive that comes with the LED's does not work worth a crap. I would highly recommend using a super glue gel or a 5 min plastic epoxy. You sure as hell dont want it falling off inside once its sealed up.
#4 I used a clear RTV 100% silicone ran a bead and used a clamp to hold them. Each took about 3 hrs to cure. I did the 2 left side first while it was drying I did the right side knowing me I would have gotten them mixed up. I did not remove the excess silicone that squeezed out because you can't see it anyway and I know thats its sealed wherever there was excess. I Hope. Lol
#5 Wiring was pretty easy except AAC STYLE only sent me enough wire splice Terminals for one side. So I soldered the wiring on both sides. Much better anyway.
#6 i cut the low intensity wires on the bulbs per AACStyle recommendations and the afterburners become your rear parking lights giving it the afterburner look. I like just cutting out the bulbs instead of messing with the wiring to the harness.
I'm very happy with the outcome. Good luck
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:12 PM   #2
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Why are these pictures so big I dont know how to make it smaller Sorry
Maybe I need a DIY on how to post proper thread.Lol
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:33 PM   #3
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Its not so much the size, on my 24" widescreen anyway, but you need to put the image on its own line like:
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:41 PM   #4
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Fixed!
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:49 PM   #5
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If you asked first, i can tell you all that.
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:37 PM   #6
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I ordered a set for mine. I get them this Thursday. How hard was it to remove the tail lights. I added halo's to my fog lights and that was really easy to do.
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Old 01-06-2010, 12:40 AM   #7
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Yeah I wish I would have asked but I still figured it out and all is well
The Tail lights are extremelyt easy to get out 3 screws one screw on each side is way back there but you can get it. you dont need to take off the bumper. Next is ythe headlight halos they come in in a couple of weeks. I think the bumper has to come off I have taken it off once before and its a real pain. I did some rewiring at the DRL now Fog lights too! And put some new ballasts and bulbs in before the P13s came around a while back. Any one got some tips ion the headlights for me since I didnt think to ask about the tails
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Old 01-06-2010, 05:53 AM   #8
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Are these the soft glow or bright?
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:25 AM   #9
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Yes you do need to remove the bumper has to come off for the front for the halos but after you do it 3 times it gets faster.LOL
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:18 AM   #10
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kismyss, wut grill is that on your car? it's not the heritage, right? where did you buy it? can you post pics of the front please?
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:53 AM   #11
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they look nice, how much were they?
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:52 AM   #12
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:09 PM   #13
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yup bumper has to come off. I put orange halo's in my head lights last week. The hardest part was heating them up to get them apart. But, it was worth it.
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:45 PM   #14
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I'm so0rry I* ordered my grill 6 weeks before I oredered my Car and it Sat in my office waiting for the camaro. I Got it from Billet Anything I dont remember the Name of the Grill. I love it though its Freakin Bad Ass I get a loyt of Compliments on it. It Overlays the existing Grill. Really easy to install has 2 clamps.
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:43 PM   #15
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Sorry i meant 6 weeks before I got my Camaro. Duh
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:49 PM   #16
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Got my kit the other day and I opened it but I'm scared as shiggady to attempt it now. Damn, damn, damn! I love the look and wish the car came this way but at age 52 I'm weak at heart!
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:13 PM   #17
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well look at it this way if you do screw it up the replacement housings and all are only 200 at gm parts
if i had to do it pover again i might take the time to heat them up but that wilol take forever
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:14 PM   #18
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thats the cost for all four
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Old 01-08-2010, 09:37 PM   #19
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Well, I got my kit for the after burner lights and one of the invertors doesn't work. Left a message on there machine and emailed them too. But the one side looks really kool. Fixed it now both sides work just fine. Here is a picture of them.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:23 PM   #20
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:53 PM   #21
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Looks great!!!!
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:44 AM   #22
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I'm so0rry I* ordered my grill 6 weeks before I oredered my Car and it Sat in my office waiting for the camaro. I Got it from Billet Anything I dont remember the Name of the Grill. I love it though its Freakin Bad Ass I get a loyt of Compliments on it. It Overlays the existing Grill. Really easy to install has 2 clamps.

I believe it is the Carriage works grill. I have the same thing. They do look nice.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:47 AM   #23
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:49 PM   #24
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Does that Grill Rub anywhere on the bumper? I tlooks like it might rub the paint in some places. Was wondering?
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:23 PM   #25
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nope no rub
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