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Old 11-26-2013, 04:44 PM   #1
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New sidemarkers + amber LEDs

just installed these after they arrived, besides the awful noise of unclipping the bumper on and off, the install was quite simple. They fit well and are of good quality. I sealed it again just in case.
I was planning on just tinting them , but I see AM sells there tints for more than I paid for both whole units. The LEDs are stage3 Amber from DD. It is not too bright and not too dim. My only complaint is that you can see the white LED in the daytime. I may have to take the bumper back off to get at it with a marker
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U got a link of where u got them?
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Goes with it really well
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:36 AM   #6
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Thanks, it was a kinda "iffy" purchase, the pictures in the description are vague and small resolution, I was relieved when they came in.
Here is the link, looks like they sell them for '09 and prior stangs as well.
Blk Clear Front Parking Bumper Side Marker Lights Lamps Ford Mustang V6 V8 : Amazon.com : Automotive
Keep in mind you may have to replace or upgrade your existing bulbs to make the look worth while, I bought plug and play LEDs.
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Exclamation Don't cover the white portion of the leld!

@CVH:
Don't cover the white portion of the LED with a black marker, that is where the LED emits light. If you make it black, it won't work. Think of painting a typical light bulb black, how much light do you think will be emitted by the light bulb? Trust me, I work in the lighting business and we design office building lighting using high end LED light fixtures. The color of the physical LED is that way for a reason. If you cover them with a black marker, you might as well just toss them and put your originals back on.

Another option would be to replace the LED bulbs with standard orange bulbs that have a chrome coating over the bulb. I had these for the directional bulbs on my last car. Looked and worked great! I think they were made by PIAA, but I'm sure there's others. Just don't go near the LED bulbs with a black marker. Hope this helps.
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Don't cover the white portion of the LED with a black marker, that is where the LED emits light. If you make it black, it won't work. Think of painting a typical light bulb black, how much light do you think will be emitted my the light bulb? Trust me, I work in the lighting business and we design office building lighting using high end LED light fixtures. The color of the physical LED is that way for a reason. If you cover them with a black marker, you might as well just toss them and put your originals back on. Hope this helps.
Thanks for your input, but you must have misunderstood. here is a picture of the LED. Covering the white part of the LED surroundings will not effect the color or brightness of the light as long as you do not mark over the diode itself.
I have amber LEDs btw.
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Thanks for your input, but you must have misunderstood. here is a picture of the LED. Covering the white part of the LED surroundings will not effect the color or brightness of the light as long as you do not mark over the diode itself.
Yes, that's exactly my point, don't mark over the actual diode. The diode comes in several colors and the picture of the white dot in your side marker sort of looks like a large diode. Anyway, you get my drift. I edited my post with an option for you. Good luck
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Yes, that's exactly my point, don't mark over the actual diode. The diode comes in several colors and the picture of the white dot in your side marker sort of looks like a large diode. Anyway, you get my drift. I edited my post with an option for you. Good luck
Thanks, I am staying away from "bulbs" tho. We are in the future(present). LEDs last many more hrs, produce more light, draw less voltage, more pleasing to the eye(color saturation), and are less likely to fail.
Plus every other light on my stang is an LED, excluding the fronts(HID).
I like my buy, just going to go at it with a marker, lol.
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Thanks, I am staying away from "bulbs" tho. We are in the future(present). LEDs last many more hrs, produce more light, draw less voltage, more pleasing to the eye(color saturation), and are less likely to fail.
Plus every other light on my stang is an LED, excluding the fronts(HID).
I like my buy, just going to go at it with a marker, lol.
You don't have to sell me, like I said, I'm in the business and know quite alot about LEDs. I did all LEDs in my last car and in my current Mustang. I was just trying give you an option for your color discomfort on your side markers. Anyway, happy trails
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You don't have to sell me, like I said, I'm in the business and know quite alot about LEDs. I did all LEDs in my last car and in my current Mustang. I was just trying give you an option for your color discomfort on your side markers. Anyway, happy trails
SOLD! Ha. I have had the chrome covered bulbs before. They worked great.
Wish I could find the rear lens set of side markers.
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Absolutely love the look of these. Just bought the LED and Side marker. Can't wait to get rid of those old orange ones.

On a side note how did you reseal them? Is there a kit or something? Never had to do this before haha
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Absolutely love the look of these. Just bought the LED and Side marker. Can't wait to get rid of those old orange ones.

On a side note how did you reseal them? Is there a kit or something? Never had to do this before haha
Any type of clear sealant, just don't use crazy glue or anything that will eat the plastic. I was very clean a precise when applying it.
Upload a picture when you get them on.
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Absolutely love the look of these. Just bought the LED and Side marker. Can't wait to get rid of those old orange ones.

On a side note how did you reseal them? Is there a kit or something? Never had to do this before haha
Here is the video that they sent me.
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