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Old 02-21-2012, 07:13 PM
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Did the 6 LED strip under the break light. Gives off plenty of light for the police to no pull me over for a fix it ticket. Got the lights from Advanced Auto parts, $15 for to 4" long strips.
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Sorry about the glare. Didnt wait for the garage door light to go off and my hands were shaking. Little tired from Jiu Jitsu/MMA class.


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Old 04-05-2012, 12:55 PM
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Ok i know this is an old thread but how did you reseal the bulb holes when finished with the mod.
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by pchrist View Post
Ok i know this is an old thread but how did you reseal the bulb holes when finished with the mod.
Just leave the bulb holders in the holes...
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:29 PM
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They sit back far enough? for no conflict?? Thinking about doing this mod this weekend!!!!
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:43 PM
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Yes, there is plenty of space... I left mine in, and connected the LED to one of them, making it "stock" as far as plugging it in...
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did you wire it in on the bulb side of the connector? just ordered mine from local orielly it will be in tomorrow!!!!!

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Old 08-08-2013, 08:24 PM
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I have an extra one of these Optronics LEDs for sale if anyone needs one... $24 shipped. Let me know. This mod is awesome!!!

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Old 08-31-2013, 09:13 PM
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Does anyone have any leftover Nissan butyl sealant tape i can buy? I don't need an entire roll of it, just enough to do a tail light.

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Old 04-11-2014, 10:02 PM
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Did the LED tail light mod on my '98 Superhawk. I bought a clear alternatives LED brake light (no integrated signals) and the Optronics STL78 (red lens) retrofit is SOOOOO much brighter!! Thank you for all your help and great write-ups!
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Old 05-18-2014, 03:44 PM
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2 bulbs down to one...

I don't think I saw it mentioned anywhere in the thread, so it's probably obvious, but I'd like to be certain...

On the OEM there are 2 bulbs, so two harnesses and two sets of wires... Do you wire up the new light with just one set? If so, what do you do with the other set?

Hoping for a quick answer... I'm gonna tackle this today.

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Old 05-18-2014, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by KLR996 View Post
I don't think I saw it mentioned anywhere in the thread, so it's probably obvious, but I'd like to be certain...

On the OEM there are 2 bulbs, so two harnesses and two sets of wires... Do you wire up the new light with just one set? If so, what do you do with the other set?

Hoping for a quick answer... I'm gonna tackle this today.

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I just left the other wires in the plug, you only need to hook the led unit to one set of wires. Post some pics when you're done, good luck!
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Old 05-18-2014, 03:47 PM
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Found my answer, guys... Should have read more closely. Dig and find where they're spliced, or just cap one... Makes no difference.

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Old 06-09-2014, 11:19 AM
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Just did this! I soldered the red/white/black wires to one of the original bulb holders, then screwed them both in. When looking in the trunk you can't even tell a mod was done!

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