Brake/Tail Light LED Conversion Info

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Brake/Tail Light LED Conversion Info

Post by Matera97 on 5/2/2009, 16:18

Stole this from other forum.

All you need to do to convert to LED lights with the Dash is to buy 12v rated 194 5-LED cluster bulbs. They fit right in your bulb socket and twist in.

All you need for brake lights and turn signals is use the bulb guide below. Brake Lights should be 12v WHITE 20+ LEDs in a 360deg fashion. Turn Signals you should use 12v AMBER 20+LEDs in a 360deg fashion.

Catera bulb sizes
Brake - 1157
Dash Lights- 194
Side Marker - 194
Rear Turn Signal - 7507
Front Turn Signal - 3357
Dome Light - 6418
Glove Box - 6418
Step/Courtsey Light - 6411
Back Up Light - 1156
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Post by ARMY_MP_From_MO on 5/5/2009, 19:20

I tried converting my brake lights and my front and rear turn signals. I think I'll need to replace the flasher on my 99 with one LED compatable.
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Re: Brake/Tail Light LED Conversion Info

Post by Matera97 on 3/8/2010, 15:36

MV6, do you have the sizes you used for you plate lights?
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Post by CateraMV6 on 3/8/2010, 23:53

Here is a very simple and cheap upgrade that looks cool and elegant when in use.

LEDs like these are used on many new high end vehicles such as Cadillac and Mercedes Benz. The typical 5W licence plate bulb is replaced by a small Festoon Bulb which features few LEDs which use less then 1W while producing a very bright light.

I ordered these bulbs from ebay seller (hk_plus).
The kit he sells has 2 LED bulbs that fit the following bulb sizes (6411 6418 6413)


Total cost of the kit including shipping was $3.80


Install was a breeze. Simply remove the 2 screws that hold each of the licence plate lights (there are two of them) then remove the wires, remove old bulb, install new bulb, replug wires... check polarity (if bulb lights up with the parking lights on you are good, if not then flip the wires around)
Reinstall and enjoy!

Here are a few picture...
Let me know what you think.

Lights OFF

OEM

W/ LEDs.


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Post by yomincarr on 3/9/2010, 20:53

They look great, definately a great upgrade for the price!
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Re: Brake/Tail Light LED Conversion Info

Post by Admin on 3/9/2010, 23:16

I wonder if the General Info and HOW TO should be one and the same...

Seems info like this post can be posted in the how to but at the same time its a general info....

What do you guys think?

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Post by yomincarr on 3/11/2010, 11:51

I think how too, is mostly for step by step installs with diagrams, typing, circling and so on...info would be more for before/after pictures and product pictures and descriptions like you did here...id keep it the way you have it
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Post by Matera97 on 4/30/2010, 18:13

I got some lighting information. Some of you may notice that the lights on your Fuel Door/Trunk buttons have stopped working, as well as your AC control. The replacement would be 12v 2.4mm incandescent wire terminal Micro Mini lights. I found a supplier that provides assorted packs of 20 lights for $20.95! They can also be found at most hobbie shops. I'm thinking about changing all my lights to blue to match my new deck!
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