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Re: WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

^^^ awesome!

Also, don't forget to set the bulb depth. You will notice you can rotate the LED bulb and this allow you to focus the bulb precisely in the housing. Then just tighten the red heat sink to the bulb and that secures the bulb. I set mine so that the bulb depth is at the exact same point where the filament is in the stock bulb. The V3 tritons are so bright it probably doesn't make much of a difference, but that's what I did anyway.

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Re: WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

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^^^ awesome!

Also, don't forget to set the bulb depth. You will notice you can rotate the LED bulb and this allow you to focus the bulb precisely in the housing. Then just tighten the red heat sink to the bulb and that secures the bulb. I set mine so that the bulb depth is at the exact same point where the filament is in the stock bulb. The V3 tritons are so bright it probably doesn't make much of a difference, but that's what I did anyway.
Did you just measure from the stock assembly gasket to the bulb and then adjust the V3 accordingly?
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Re: WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics




Ok so I got the courage to do it myself. Put the ring on, put the set screws on, tighten the bulb, plug it up, bright as hell! Now that in the picture above is my problem. I cant push the light back into the housing.


James, would you mind taking a pic of your wiring?

Edit: I see I dont think I have the adapter?


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Re: WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

I'm not sure I understand what you mean about pushing the light back into the housing.
Ok so I will cover all the basis here since I'm not fully understanding the question.
First of all, the connector you have pictures no longer goes back into the housing (obviously since you now have the LED in there, but just wanted to be sure we are on the same page).
That connector and the VLED 3157 adapter has to be relocated under the tail lamp housing since there is not enough room for it to stay in the area behind the housing. What I did was wrap a layer or two of electrical tape around that connection (where the stock bulb used to go and now has the VLED 3157 adapter in it). This is just to ensure it stays connector and remains mostly water tight. I then wrapped that entire piece with some foam padding so that when its stuff behind the back bumper under the tail light housing it can't flop around. Now, before you do all this the resistor has to be mounted in that area on the flat painted surface of the body. You will see it when you look down in there. Use double sided tape and secure it to that flat area. Once that's done you can stuff that connector down there as well. To get better access get a torx bit and remove that single bolt from the bumper and you can peel the bumper back a little bit more to get your hand in there. Hopefully this makes sense as all I can do is describe it without pics. I'm at work right now and can't take pictures, plus I don't necessarily want to remove a tail light again lol.

So to summarize...
-install set screws as shown on the first page of this thread. I believe you will use 3 of them for this application. Then securely install new LED into tail light using the correct thickness gasket to achieve it a tight fit.
-mount the square control box in same location as pictured on first page. Use a good double sided tape or hot glue gun.
-install VLED 3157 adapter into the original socket where the stock bulb goes. Wrap some layers of electrical tape to secure and seal that connection. Then wrap that entire thing in a foam padding (or whatever you have that works the same). This is to give it padding since it will technically be dangling between the back bumper and body of the car.
-Put a layer of double sided tape on the resistor and secure it to the flat punted surface behind the bumper under the tail light housing
-Jam the original bulb holder and connector (that you wrapped in electrical tape and padding before) into that same area behind the bumper.
-Put all the connectors together and reinstall the tail light housing.

Hope this helps.
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Did you just measure from the stock assembly gasket to the bulb and then adjust the V3 accordingly?
Yeah more or less. I didn't even measure. With the stock bulb in its original holder I held it next to the VLED bulb and set the length of the VLED bulb so that both gaskets were equal and I rotated the lens of the VLED bulb to where the filament is on the stock bulb...make sense?
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Yep! Sure does! Thanks.


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Re: WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

What I am trying to explain is that if I dont use that grey connector, I cant connect the bulb. Was I supposed to get an adapter with the kit? If so I did not get one. I am so sorry to be a pain but I dont see what I am doing wrong. I feel like I am missing something.


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What I am trying to explain is that if I dont use that grey connector, I cant connect the bulb. Was I supposed to get an adapter with the kit? If so I did not get one. I am so sorry to be a pain but I dont see what I am doing wrong. I feel like I am missing something.


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You took a picture of the adapter above. Its that black piece thats plugged into the stock bulb holder with the open connector at the end. THATS the 3157 adapter thats required to adapt the LED kit to the factory 3157 bulb holder.
You have everything done correctly so far. That black plug is supposed to go into that gray connector. Then plug the harness that fits into that empty connector that goes to the small square control box.
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You took a picture of the adapter above. Its that black piece thats plugged into the stock bulb holder with the open connector at the end. THATS the 3157 adapter thats required to adapt the LED kit to the factory 3157 bulb holder.
You have everything done correctly so far. That black plug is supposed to go into that gray connector. Then plug the harness that fits into that empty connector that goes to the small square control box.
I'm lost here.

Small square control box?

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I'm lost here.

Small square control box?

Again I'm sorry for testing your patience lol
No it's ok, my wife and kids do that all day long ;-)

The black control box is that black square shaped thing that says V3 Triton on it with a couple wire harnesses coming out of it. Should have come with your LED kit. Go to the first page I have pictures of it and where I mounted it on the tail light housing. I also have a picture of the 3157 bulb adapter and the harness that plugs into that.
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Re: WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

Ok what im saying is that the gray part once plugged in, wont let me put the light back in the housing. Because of the size of the socket. The light wont sit flush in the housing.
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Ok pic above is everything I got in the package.

Am I missing anything?


Once I plug the connector into the gray stock connector, there isnt room behind the housing to shove the light back. The light wont sit flush. And when I plug in the connector to the gray stocker, the light works but I have the connector with the blue ring just hanging doing nothing. Is that supposed to be?
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Yes, that blue plug is for a resistor (6 ohms).
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