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I'm wondering why they went with a slightly blacked out reverse light. It does look nice though.
Because a lot of aftermarket units are available with clear lenses or smoked. It's nothing more than a cosmetic thing and it probably appeals to more people with the smoked look so that's why they do it.

The reverse section should be identical to OEM. I would be very surprised if they weren't....they are probably even made with the exact same tooling as OEM.

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Old 12-23-2015, 09:26 PM
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Re: Interesting, check out these aftermarket '14/'15 LED tail lights!

Okay, I took a real close look at the gate lights and there is a bulb in there. Why does it not light with the brakes?
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Re: Interesting, check out these aftermarket '14/'15 LED tail lights!

Well, I also took the plunge and ordered a set. Now the waiting begins for delivery. I've been waiting for these since March 2013.

JTS97Z28, I plan to install the control box like you did when you installed the tritons. I know I have to pull the top of the rear bumper fascia away from the body, but what little fasteners (push pins/plastic rivets) do you think I might need to replace?

Also for those that have done it, what LED bulbs will I need for the reverse lights?

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Old 12-24-2015, 09:23 PM
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Well, I also took the plunge and ordered a set. Now the waiting begins for delivery. I've been waiting for these since March 2013.

JTS97Z28, I plan to install the control box like you did when you installed the tritons. I know I have to pull the top of the rear bumper fascia away from the body, but what little fasteners (push pins/plastic rivets) do you think I might need to replace?

Also for those that have done it, what LED bulbs will I need for the reverse lights?

TIA
You shouldn't need to purchase any fasteners to get the job done. You will see one black torx bolt on each side of the bumper. If you remove those it should give you enough play in the bumper to kind of pull it out enough to get the box in there and secure it. Now I'm not sure how large that box is for these tail lights, but I was able to get the V3 resistor and the entire adapter plug and harness in that area with just that method. You could remove the entire rear bumper for unlimited access, but that's your call. If you do that all you will need to replace are the black plastic rivets. You can buy a bundle on eBay for cheap...do NOT buy from a dealer. They charge 5 bucks PER rivet. For 5 bucks you can get oem rivets on eBay shipped for 5 bucks...for 25 of them!!! Bumper removal is not hard, although a little more complicated for Summit models because the fender flares are a pain and in the way.
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Well, I also took the plunge and ordered a set. Now the waiting begins for delivery. I've been waiting for these since March 2013.

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Awesome!!! Keep us posted on the install and your opinion of them. I am more interested in knowing how bright they are in daylight compared to stock or aftermarket bulbs such as Tritons.
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Yeah,we are waiting on your install pics and finish video. Way to go on the purchase. 😃
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Re: Interesting, check out these aftermarket '14/'15 LED tail lights!

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No, the gate ones only come on when the brake lights are activated - they tap into the third brake light. The gate do have the LED marker function thou.
I install automotive electronics for a living. Remote starters in particular.

If you guys look at the design of the car, note that the third brake light is part of the hatch.

My guess is that the manufacturer of these LED tail lights includes enough wire, and some simple instructions, to just be able to connect the two new inner lights to the third brake light, as clk14altitude says.

But I don't see any reason they couldn't be made to come on with brake AND turn signal, just like the outer lights, with a little more work and parts.

It would be necessary to add long wires to each of the inner lights, run them neatly along the existing wiring inside the hatch, fish them through the rubber wire boot between the hatch and the car body, and then connect the wires to the separate left and right wires inside the back of the car.

The simplest thing would probably be to run the wires all the way to each outer tail light, where it would be easy to find and test for the correct wire. But it might also be possible to find the left and right wires together in a harness in the back of the car somewhere, where the job would be cleaner and neater.

I'd say someone skilled at this type of stuff might take an extra half an hour to an hour to do this. Could probably manage it in fifteen minutes if doing sloppy work.

I'll order a set of these for my own car, and report back about the inner lights.
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Re: Interesting, check out these aftermarket '14/'15 LED tail lights!

^^^ Yeah with a little extra work they can be tied into the outer lights that shouldnt be a problem at all.

Also, I noticed that for guys that want identical to stock replacement these are available without the smoked reverse lenses. Both styles are available on ebay now, and probably amazon.
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Yeah thumbs up for the lights without the smoked reverse lenses.
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Re: Interesting, check out these aftermarket '14/'15 LED tail lights!

Got my lights today. They look fantastic. They supply you with a harness that you have to 'scotchlock' into the third brakelight to get the hatch brake lights to function. I thought that they would be not as dark as the SRT lights that are on the HA, but I think they will match. Now just need a free Saturday to install them. I hope the black reverse light surrounds that I bought fit - they should.
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I wonder if the Amazon version come with the harness for the third brake light.
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Re: Interesting, check out these aftermarket '14/'15 LED tail lights!

Yes they do, that is where I got them from. They were $20 cheaper than ebay.
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