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Re: LED Liftgate Reverse and Tail Light Install w/pics

Looks fantastic! I gotta do this.
I see you have listed what LED bulb you used for the liftgate reverse lights but what about the other 2 reverse lights on the body of the car? Do they require a different LED bulb or the same? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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has anyone replaced the DRLs with LEDs ?
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has anyone replaced the DRLs with LEDs ?
I have on my WK2 SRT8


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<b>Time:</b><br />
1-2 hours<br />
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<b>Tools:</b><br />
Soldering Iron<br />
Solder<br />
Electrical Tape<br />
Wire Loom<br />
Heat Shrink <br />
Lighter<br />
Wire Strippers<br />
Diagonal Cutters<br />
Digital Multimeter<br />
Test Light<br />
Wire<br />
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<b>Steps:</b><br />
First I just plugged the LED bulbs in and it was a no go. I rotated the bulbs in the socket and still a no go. <br />
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I checked to make sure the LED bulbs worked. Using some spare wire I connected to the + and - studs under the hood to test the bulbs. I discovered my + and - connections on the bulb noted by the red and black mark.<br />
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Now here is the problem. When testing the socket the + and - connection are in the wrong spot. Hence why my bulbs didn't work when I plugged them in.<br />
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The problem with the factory connecter is the positive wire is in the wrong port on the OEM plug. As seen in the pics below the white wire in the middle needs to be moved to the free port. I didn't have the tools to rearrange the wires so I bought new connectors.<br />
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Cut off the factory connector and strip the wire leads back. Grab the new connector and strip the brown and black wires back. Slide a piece of heat shrink over the stripped wires on the connector. Solder the BROWN from the connector to the OEM BLACK. Solder the BLACK from the connector to the OEM WHITE. Once done slide the heat shrink down and use a lighter to shrink. Extend the factory wire loom with new and use electrical tape on the ends. <br />
<font color="Red"><b>NOTE:</b> The OEM WHITE wire has a stripe on it, red or orange I don't remember. I'll just refer to it as the OEM WHITE wire.</font><br />
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Test the connection.<br />
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Repeat for the other side.<br />
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Final Product.<br />
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Re: LED Liftgate Reverse and Tail Light Install w/pics

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BTW for instructions on removing the tailgate trim panel see the rear view camera .pdf. Steps 1-5 on page 2.

thanks for this write-up guys...going to attempt this tonite!
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