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Re: Phillips 3157 LED Brake/Turn

How do you remove the taillights to gain access ? I managed to remove the two grey pins but the taillight won't budge ,it's only loose.

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Re: Phillips 3157 LED Brake/Turn

Just to compile everything into one post, can someone verify if this is correct?:

1) Buy the Phillips LED and Resistors mentioned above
2) Plug and play the bulb into the lighting housing
3) Connect the resistor between the bulb and the original wiring
4) Mount the resistor somewhere on the actual body of the vehicle. Resistors get extremely hot and can melt plastic if mounted on it
5) put everything back in place and secured.

Is that really as complicated as it gets?
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Re: Phillips 3157 LED Brake/Turn

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Just to compile everything into one post, can someone verify if this is correct?:

1) Buy the Phillips LED and Resistors mentioned above
2) Plug and play the bulb into the lighting housing
3) Connect the resistor between the bulb and the original wiring
4) Mount the resistor somewhere on the actual body of the vehicle. Resistors get extremely hot and can melt plastic if mounted on it
5) put everything back in place and secured.

Is that really as complicated as it gets?
Actually....
The ballast resistors are attached to ground and the brake/turn 12+ wire.

One per side.
The ballast resistor serves to fool the computer into thinking that there is still a normal incandescent bulb in the socket.
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Re: Phillips 3157 LED Brake/Turn

So is there an extra resistor that is needed or just the two phillips products that were listed in the previous post?

If anyone has photos of their install, where they mounted things, brightness, etc please share!
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Re: Phillips 3157 LED Brake/Turn

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How do you remove the taillights to gain access ? I managed to remove the two grey pins but the taillight won't budge ,it's only loose.
Grab the assembly with both hands and pull towards the rear of vehicle, you'll have to pull hard, should be in vehicle manual.
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Re: Phillips 3157 LED Brake/Turn

Also, just an FYI for those of you who just want to try them without screwing around with the resistor. This was stated in my VLED V3 Triton thread, but I don't think this one. Whats cool about the '14+ WK2 (not sure about '11-'13), it wont actually hyper flash the exterior bulbs. It will however give you a bulb out message at each startup, and will hyper flash the dash indicator ONLY. So if you plug in these bulbs without a resistor the exterior bulbs will flash NORMALLY. I ran mine like this for a while since the V3 resistors were back ordered longer than the bulb kit.
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Re: Phillips 3157 LED Brake/Turn

looks like i need to order the new v3's i got the second generation where stuff was easier but still had that huge box.

liking the new stuff much smaller

FYI below is the Difference between stock reverse and v3 reverse.




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Re: Phillips 3157 LED Brake/Turn

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Grab the assembly with both hands and pull towards the rear of vehicle, you'll have to pull hard, should be in vehicle manual.
OK thanks Tallguy.
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Re: Phillips 3157 LED Brake/Turn

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OK thanks Tallguy.
After the 2 plastic pins are out, it just is held in with 2 pins that "snap" into place when you put the housing back in place. As mentioned above, just pull it hard - careful though not to yank it back too far though as the wiring for the bulbs will still be connected,
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Actually....
The ballast resistors are attached to ground and the brake/turn 12+ wire.

One per side.
The ballast resistor serves to fool the computer into thinking that there is still a normal incandescent bulb in the socket.
But those two items are the only two that needed to be purchased to get this all up and running, correct?

I assume its all still plug and play, no splicing required.
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But those two items are the only two that needed to be purchased to get this all up and running, correct?

I assume its all still plug and play, no splicing required.
With the resistors this method is not plug and play. You have to add the resistors in yourself. In the other thread about the V3 Tritons, those are 100% plug and play including the resistors. Total cost will be more, but that's expected with what you get and the output. Both sound like great options though.
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Actually....
The ballast resistors are attached to ground and the brake/turn 12+ wire.

One per side.
The ballast resistor serves to fool the computer into thinking that there is still a normal incandescent bulb in the socket.
In other words, attach the Philips ballast/resistor to the 2 wires going to the bulb (easy because there are only 2 wires...), ballast comes with 2 clamps, use pair of pliers to attach to wires.
The ballast comes with easy instructions just in case. Get some good Automobile double sided tape, mounting was explained in earlier post (Remove one torx screw holding bumper cover just below taillight, pull away a bit and slide ballast down and then press towards flat vehicle body)
What I like about this solution is that Xenon Depot has set of bulbs with option for set of ballasts. Everything is simple. Ballasts come with clamps so no splicing required and the bulbs are OEM type LED's so probably very close to street legal. Don't forget that too bright is probably not want you want either.
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