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post #1 of 23 Old 11-10-2010, 04:19 AM Thread Starter
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DIY led tail lights

has anyone ever made there own led tail lights i been looking everywhere and cant find a damn thing! i was wondering if it was impossible not to worried about my taillights them selfs just wondering how the leds would be two stage<please if you have any info let me know thanks guys!
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I've seen guys cut out the factory back of the tail light and epoxy an LED in there. Here's a few to look at


Truck-Lite - Catalog Product : Stop/Turn/Tail & Front Park and Turn LED Oval Sealed 24 Diode

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On my 05, I cut out the back of the housing and installed some oval truck/trailer LEDs. They work great!






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Couldn't you technically use white LEDs?
It'd probably be brighter than using a red one.
That's 2 red filters the light is having to go through.

And Greg, that's awesome. Do you mind throwing up some close up pics with them on the truck?
Maybe one with the lights off and one with the lights on?

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hey guys thanks for the pictures and info i agree with azkcr any chance you could get some close ups , also i was really wondering about making my own led set up like buy single leds and connecting them all together anyone ever do it this way?
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I done what Greg done and love them. Off they look factory, now since I know they are different inside, I can barely see the LED light inside. With the lights on, they are way bright, dont worry about needing the white bulbs to make them bright.

Not sure how the inside of the OBS are designed, if there is room to install these.

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Hmmm.. I'll be looking into it further once I get some funds sorted out.
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On mine, the lights were $16 each at Wally World, then I put load resistors from Auto Zone on each one. You have to cut the factory socket off and hard wire these in. Also one tube of silicone sealant. I have around $50 in them.

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Hmm, I guess I'll chuck in my 2 cents

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now how did u conncet all the single leds together and be used as a brake and turn light. that is exactly how i was thinking if u could show me a build forum or explain i am very interested
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