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Old 03-14-2012, 06:31 AM   #21
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:03 AM   #22
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:00 PM   #23
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Did this mod yesterday. I used and would reccomend a dremel. The difference is substantial; it is a lot easier to see at night with tinted windows.


I don't think anyone has it in reverse long enough to do any melting. Plus, after putting my headlights in the oven for the BHLM, I don't think there's anything to worry about.
I can't wait to do this tonight!!!
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:27 PM   #24
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OP,

I bought mine for $7.99 x 2 at autozone. <-- want to add this to your first post?
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:07 PM   #25
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So has anyone compared these to LED reverse bulbs yet? I'd be interested to see which is better.
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:06 PM   #27
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Nice write up! Does this work with the stock "LED" style looking reverse lights as well?
I have the stock 09+ "LED" style tails, so yes, no problem

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I didnt know this was in the cheap-free-mods section
It isn't, maybe one of the mods can add it?

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I'm assuming this won't blow a fuse since members have been running this for a while now. Cool mod! I'll stop by O'reillys on the way home ^^
I've been running it for about a month, left them on for about 5min when I first did this, no problems at all.

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Any issues with heat or possible melting of the tail light?
Unless you drive in reverse for an hour, I don't see a problem

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just tried this using the hacksaw method and it broke one of my bulbs.. so to all you hacksaw guys, be careful. As for where to cut, I lined my hacksaw up with the base (plastic part) of the bulb and used it as a guide since all you need to plug the bulbs in is the metal leads anyways.
I used VERY light pressure with my saw, using a thin metal blade. Let the saw do the work, do not put extra pressure.

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I bought mine for $7.99 x 2 at autozone. <-- want to add this to your first post?
I think thats about what I found them for, thanks!
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:19 PM   #28
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you got a rear view camera op? if so can you post some pics of the camera while in reverse? i've tried 2 different LED bulbs, and have considered trying this too
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The newer style tail lights still use the same style reverse bulb, not led.




that looks pretty cool. goes above the license plate and only turns on when the truck is in reverse?

It is a plate frame and only goes on when you put the truck in R. Sure you could wire it off a switch to work differently, I just wired it into the R lights.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:44 AM   #30
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I'm throwing my LED's in the trash and doing this mod! Thanks for the write up.

LED's don't work very well at all for those with the rear view cam.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:50 AM   #31
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Too lazy to read the entire thread, so not sure if anyone has said it. But if this is NOT done right, you are looking at some EXPENSIVE repairs down the road. This runs a lot hotter then what the reverse light bulb. Ever notice a fog light bulb is in glass housing? Do this mod AT YOUR OWN RISK.
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Did this mod yesterday. Found the bulbs at O'reilly for $7.99. Instead of cutting the posts though, I simply grabbed both posts simultaneously with a pair of needle nose pliers as close to the plastic base as possible and bent back n forth till i got a nice clean snap. Then i put a nice little bend on each one before installing them in the socket for a little extra grippage between the contacts. Worked like a champ thanks for the idea! Nice n bright, highly recommend doing this.
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you got a rear view camera op? if so can you post some pics of the camera while in reverse? i've tried 2 different LED bulbs, and have considered trying this too
I don't have the backup camera, wish I did. I need to find the thread that shows the add-on how-to. These new bulbs do "throw" light further than stock. Much brighter.

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Too lazy to read the entire thread, so not sure if anyone has said it. But if this is NOT done right, you are looking at some EXPENSIVE repairs down the road. This runs a lot hotter then what the reverse light bulb. Ever notice a fog light bulb is in glass housing? Do this mod AT YOUR OWN RISK.
As long as you don't drive for an hour in reverse, you will be fine, read the whole thread next time, its discussed above.
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once again, for the ppl that seem to think this is a big no no. i've had mine for years. no problems at all. original bulbs and everything. i've left them on for several minutes as well. to the guy that thinks the fog lights are glass.... hahaha
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:08 PM   #36
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I cut them with a dremel. Just take your time with it.

I have a OEM backup camera. I will get some before and after pictures on the 1) viewing screen 2) side mirrors 3) as a driver from behind
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As long as you don't drive for an hour in reverse, you will be fine, read the whole thread next time, its discussed above.
There are other issues other then overheating, that don't require you being in reverse for one hour.
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Too lazy to read the entire thread, so not sure if anyone has said it. But if this is NOT done right, you are looking at some EXPENSIVE repairs down the road. This runs a lot hotter then what the reverse light bulb. Ever notice a fog light bulb is in glass housing? Do this mod AT YOUR OWN RISK.
I was gonna say.......If you ain't Bo or Luke Duke then you won't have yer truck in reverse for more than what? .....15 to 20 seconds at a time?
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I for 1 would like to know what those issues are, that way I can have objective proof as to why I shouldnt follow through with this mod.

I was hoping to try this instead of buying aftermarket offroad lights or a small LED light bar dedicated to reverse lighting.

Not taunting.........Im honestly waiting on the known issues with this mod, its so simple and cheap, its hard to resist (been contemplating for about a yr now)

X2 . I have 5% tint and can't see shit with my reverse lights. If this works without issues then hell....I'm game!
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You are all over reading my statement. Overheating can be an issue, if not done correctly, as can shorts, opens, blown fuses, and feedback. Installing something that is not meant to be there, although can work without problem, can occasionally have issues do to installation error. I'm not saying don't do it. Just saying don't do it unless you are absolutely confident in knowing WHAT you are doing.
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