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Old 01-15-2014, 10:50 AM   #1
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LED Tail Light Conversion Issues

I am trying to convert my taillights to LED bulbs on my 2004 GT. Instead of spending $85 on American Muscle for the conversion kit, I purchased 6 LED bulbs and two resistors from DDM tuning for around $35. Unfortunately, there is no DIY installation guide since I pieced the kit together myself, so I'm not quite sure where to splice in the resistors. Has anyone converted their taillights to LED's and remember which wire I need to connect to? I attached a picture of the bulbs and resistors that I purchased.

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I don't know id have to see it in person to be honest .. That's why AM sells them for so much more .. Because they are plug and play .. Unlike these which are a hassle.
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If you look at the kit that American Muscle sells its made up of the same components. So I figured I would just save myself some dough!

Raxiom Mustang LED Tail Light Conversion Kit 49223 (96-04 All, Excludes 99-01 Cobra) - Free Shipping
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As a side note, I swapped the incandescent bulbs with the LED bulbs just to see what would happen, and the brake lights, and sequential turn signals worked properly (I have the splice-in sequential kit from AM). However, the running lights do not work. I assumed this issue was why a resistor was required (I could be wrong). Hopefully this is helpful to anyone that knows the solution!
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I don't know id have to see it in person to be honest .. That's why AM sells them for so much more .. Because they are plug and play .. Unlike these which are a hassle.
If you look at AM's kit, its made up of the same components that I purchased. I just don't know where the resistor needs to be spliced into. Are there separate wires in the tail light harness for running lights and brake/turn signals?


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Raxiom Mustang LED Tail Light Conversion Kit 49223 (96-04 All, Excludes 99-01 Cobra) - Free Shipping
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The blue splicers go across both the positive and negative wires. Sounds strange but that is what I needed to do.



This video was provided to me DiodeDynamics which is where I purchased my bulbs.
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Anyone have any pictures of the original bulbs vs the led? I couldn't find any.
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You mean installed to show brightness comparison?
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As a side note, I swapped the incandescent bulbs with the LED bulbs just to see what would happen, and the brake lights, and sequential turn signals worked properly (I have the splice-in sequential kit from AM). However, the running lights do not work. I assumed this issue was why a resistor was required (I could be wrong). Hopefully this is helpful to anyone that knows the solution!
Strange, resistors usually help with "hyper flashing" and/or avoid your car's computer throwing a code saying your lights are out.

Not sure why your runners aren't working but your brakes are, also I did have a diagram I made when I planned to completely convert my '06 to LED's (I had 3-4 pages of information from research) but I threw it out about a year ago and have forgotten everything.
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Anyone have any pictures of the original bulbs vs the led? I couldn't find any.

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Here is my car. I have swapped the inner lights out with LED but the two outer bulbs are still original. When I get the other LEDs in them they will be replaced as well.
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LED is brighter for sure.
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