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Re: V-LEDs premium digital 5000K HID kit as reverse lights

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Re: V-LEDs premium digital 5000K HID kit as reverse lights

hows the hid reverse going?
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Re: V-LEDs premium digital 5000K HID kit as reverse lights

i'm also assuming your stock wiring for the tail bulb and the bulb are in there dangling as well ct, since you spliced in the extra connection?
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Re: V-LEDs premium digital 5000K HID kit as reverse lights

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hows the hid reverse going?
still running great!
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i'm also assuming your stock wiring for the tail bulb and the bulb are in there dangling as well ct, since you spliced in the extra connection?
Actually, no. I cut off the original bulb connector for the reverse bulb and soldered in a 9005 connector in its place.

The blue plug on the left is the 9005 connector I added in place of the OEM 921 connector
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Re: V-LEDs premium digital 5000K HID kit as reverse lights

that makes sense. i wasn't thinking straight yest i guess i should go ahead and order a set of hids slim ballasts any recommendations to what size 9006 or 9005?
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that makes sense. i wasn't thinking straight yest i guess i should go ahead and order a set of hids slim ballasts any recommendations to what size 9006 or 9005?
That just depends on which bulb holders you use. I had a set of BMW headlights that I cannibalized for the HID projectors (that I used in a WJ retrofit) and luckily the 9005 bulb holders (the orange part below) just unscrewed from the housing. Let me know what kind of bulb holders you go with and where you got them.

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Re: V-LEDs premium digital 5000K HID kit as reverse lights

i am going to try to figure out what bulbs can be used for the stock fittings. i will ask rob what his are. you will have to shave them down a bit but i rather use the stock fittings
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Re: V-LEDs premium digital 5000K HID kit as reverse lights



http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=12636
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:59 PM
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Re: V-LEDs premium digital 5000K HID kit as reverse lights

Yeah that's an option as well. I thought about hollowing out the stock bulb holder to fit around the HID bulb but given that I already had the 9005 bulb holders, epoxying them onto the housings was easier.

Now I'm debating whether or not to add HID reverse lights to our new Explorer. The housing/reflector for the reverse lights is much smaller so I worry about heat buildup.

I tried testing the temperature of the stock 921 bulb vs an HID bulb but I couldn't get a consistent reading using an infrared thermometer in a cold garage. I need to get a "classic" thermometer then make some kind of "cone" to collect/funnel the heat up to the thermometer.
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Re: V-LEDs premium digital 5000K HID kit as reverse lights

yeah that would be nice to get a temp reading. But again you said you don't keep the reverse hids on for a long time so it should be ok ct? that is mostly why i am going for this.

when we come back from boating and have to back up the boat into the driveway in pa it is pitch black! they will be on tops for 3-4 mins. i'm hoping that is fine.

since you used epoxy thats pretty permanent! what if you don't want reverse hids anymore? new tails?
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:06 PM
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yeah that would be nice to get a temp reading. But again you said you don't keep the reverse hids on for a long time so it should be ok ct? that is mostly why i am going for this.

when we come back from boating and have to back up the boat into the driveway in pa it is pitch black! they will be on tops for 3-4 mins. i'm hoping that is fine.

since you used epoxy thats pretty permanent! what if you don't want reverse hids anymore? new tails?
Yeah they normally aren't on for long, I'm just being extra cautious. Especially with a brand new model-year vehicle, where OEM parts aren't easy to find outside of the dealer. If I melted the housing I'd have to buy direct from the stealership, which I'm sure is $$$, especially since they're LED tail lights.

Well the original 921 socket is still intact under the 9005 bulb holder (you can see it if you look in the center of the bulb holder in the photo above) so all I'd do is use a Dremel cutoff disc to cut off the orange bulb holder.
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Re: V-LEDs premium digital 5000K HID kit as reverse lights

ahhhh very shifty my friend!!!!!!!!!! i like that idea a lot!!! now i have to find some bulb holders!!!!

yeah replacing oem on a new year build could get very $$$... when are you going to be in NJ bro???
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