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Re: LED tail lamps as combined brake/turn signals

Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:33 pm

Thank you!

chirpyboy wrote:Here's where i put the resistors, right by the headlamps hooked to the front turn signal leads:

These are 6ohm. The only problem is if the LED tails get disconnected or burn out there will be no fast-flash warning. Maybe there is a smaller resistance sweet spot that allows them to flash normally but still give you a fast-flash if the rear lamps fail for whatever reason.

And yeah I did change the rear turn bulbs to clear filament bulbs (7440)
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Re: LED tail lamps as combined brake/turn signals

Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:18 pm

I like this. In the video, it looks like the reflectors on the bumper on either side of the license plate are acting like additional brake lights. Is this correct, if so how was it done?
Dan from Denver
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chirpyboy
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Re: LED tail lamps as combined brake/turn signals

Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:01 am

Yeah they are reflectors with integrated LEDs. I saw a bunch on eBay for the Nissan Qashqai but they looked the same shape; I took a chance and it turns out the Qashqai reflectors fit perfectly. These have two brightness levels so they work as tail lights and brake lights.

Taking off the bumper to install them was a pain (in hindsight it's probably doable from underneath the car instead)

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Re: LED tail lamps as combined brake/turn signals

Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:02 am

estomax wrote:that looks really cool. I will seriously consider this just to get more reverse lighting. do you want to post details on what exactly you bought and what you modified to do this?

Marko


It's possible to just install LED reversing bulbs that are extremely bright. But you can't get them for 5 bucks those are just LEDs that have similar light output compared to halogen bulb.
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Re: LED tail lamps as combined brake/turn signals

Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:44 am

chirpyboy wrote:Yeah they are reflectors with integrated LEDs. I saw a bunch on eBay for the Nissan Qashqai but they looked the same shape; I took a chance and it turns out the Qashqai reflectors fit perfectly. These have two brightness levels so they work as tail lights and brake lights.

Taking off the bumper to install them was a pain (in hindsight it's probably doable from underneath the car instead)


These are still available on e-Bay but I only see a red & black wire (only one brightness)? Did yours have three wires?
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Re: LED tail lamps as combined brake/turn signals

Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:16 pm

Yep three wires... this is the seller I bought from:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RED-LED-Reflect ... 1737942493

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Re: LED tail lamps as combined brake/turn signals

Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:44 am

chirpyboy wrote:Yep three wires... this is the seller I bought from:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RED-LED-Reflect ... 1737942493

Thanks Chirpy, appreciate the quick response and help. Gonna get a set of these.
Dan from Denver
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