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JDM taillight fitment issues? DIY FIX HERE!!

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Old 04-03-2008, 01:31 AM
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I was in the market for some taillights and didnt really feel like dishing out the 4bills for some taillights (still need to pour quite a bit of money into my k series build for my dc2). I was just going to keep my lights stock since I have been hearing a lot of complaints with the N1 taillights. This write-up has changed my mind and i'll be ordering a set soon.
 
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Old 04-03-2008, 07:11 AM
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thank Kevin Keep up the good work!
 
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:28 AM
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nice it got a little flusher. the only reason why they don't line up good tho is because they are meant for the jap bumper. if you put on a jap rear bumper they would fit perfect no modifications needed either.
 
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im down for a group buy of those!!!
 
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I thought these were 100% plug n play. now you have to extend the wires again...

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Old 04-08-2008, 08:42 PM
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Didn't want to wait...so I ordered a set off the same ebay vendor, $118 shipped. Since kev figgered out the fitment they are a great deal IMO.
 
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:05 PM
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Got pictures of it lit up?
 
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Underexposed to let the LED's shine. They "fit" fine...Thanks to kev

 

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Old 04-15-2008, 03:22 AM
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OH MY GOD...

damnit, now I have fitment issues with my tail lights, and I have to cut some more off them to make them 'fit'
 
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:16 AM
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I just bought some Real OEM ones with the LED. Will I have fitment issues with those or do I have to aply this as well?
 
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most likely like the OP said.. please read =D
 
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:15 AM
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Thanks for the writeup koolkevin. Any word on a GB for these? The seller you linked to on ebay doesn't have any more up.
 
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someone should just make a harness so we dont have to extend the wires.

that fool jacked up his prices
eBay Motors: 06 07 08 HONDA FIT SMOKE JDM LED TAIL LIGHTS DEPO (item 310044206883 end time Apr-30-08 10:41:34 PDT)
 

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Old 04-25-2008, 07:50 AM
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Well from N1 is better to buy these lights or from the ebay?
 
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Old 04-27-2008, 07:19 PM
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im getting my JDM tails tomorow what type of wire should i use to extend the wire for them ? like sterio speaker wire? or what did you guys use
 
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:37 AM
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IMO the depo fit a LOT better then the N1 concepts. Pay a lil more for a better product is what i say.

BTW u can use any kinda wire, speaker wire..... eh. See if u can find some 16gauge electrical wire. A roll (in blacK) from walmart (in the automotive section) is like $3 and it's enough 2 last you 30+ feet.
 
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:25 AM
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Nice write up kev. I was gonna order JDM tails cause i heard about the fitment issues but now with this i can save a crap ton of money and be just as happy. Thanks for the great DIY and i cant wait for your next one. Keep them coming!!!
 
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Old 04-28-2008, 06:20 AM
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Thanks man.It is almost the same money.So i am gonna buy these from ebay.
 
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:04 AM
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why would a company make a replica and not solve the fitment issues and not extend the wiring? what retards. ill probably buy em anyway.
 
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Originally Posted by c_mack9 View Post
why would a company make a replica and not solve the fitment issues and not extend the wiring? what retards. ill probably buy em anyway.
how would a lighting company fix the wiring on your car?
the tailights are only so big and cannot be made any larger or else they wont fit. and the sockets need to be in certain locations or else they wouldnt be JDM replica, would they?
and considering the wiring and light bulb sockets are part of the car, not the tailight, you cannot expect the light manufacturer to do the wiring. the only way they could do it is if they include a 6" plug and play harness for a few bulbs, but even if they did, i wouldnt install it....that would be just another place for a faulty connection.

honestly, it took me about 1.5 hours to do the tailight install w/o removing the bumper. this included cutting off the sockets, soldering extensions on, soldering the sockets back on, shrink wrapping everything, and replacing the loom. looks like OEM and i can just about guarantee it will never be a problem.

this DIY was very helpful, thank you! +1
 

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