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JDM LED Tail light DIY

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Old 06-13-2009, 09:00 PM
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your the man!!!. i would have never have known there was a philips screw under the bumper.
 
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:30 AM
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Quick newb question, I just purchased some Depo taillights. do i need to buy new bulbs? they come with the lights already? reuse mine? confused!
 
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Old 07-13-2009, 03:00 PM
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You will reuse the turn light bulb and revers light bulb.
 
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:39 AM
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where did you guys buy your japan oem brake lights? Need to get some for my car.
 
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Thanks for the writeup. I have to replace one of my rears due to damage. I was fiddling with it earlier today and could not figure out how to get the bottom loose. I might do a 3rd party replacement for both if the price is right.
 
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glad to see my wright up is still coming in handy
 
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:06 PM
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So I got my tails in today, and im pretty confused to say the least. Where exactly is that screw under the bumper? I couldnt find it anywhere!
 
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:46 AM
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Thanks for this write up man! The hardest part about this whole install was getting that screw undone from under the car.
 
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:43 PM
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Im glad it came in handy. Yes that screw can be hard to find and get at. I did it with out removing the bumper but others say its easier to get at when you do remove the bumper.
 
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:25 PM
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This was more of a PITA than I thought. Everything was easy but putting the stupid bulb into the reverse light! But yeah OEM > DEPO...and I have DEPOs :/
 
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just did my JDM taillight conversion with the oem taillight.. it was fairly easy.. remove snip solder and extend ..
 
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:53 PM
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glad it came in hand for you guys. I dont remember having any problems with getting the bulbs into the lights but then again it has been so long
 

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Old 06-28-2011, 06:24 PM
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Yeah appreciate MNfit...everything was easy but getting the bulb to fit into the socket LOL...owned!
 
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:17 PM
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Thanks for the DIY, going to try the installation.
 
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:05 PM
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Gotta say thanks for the write up as well.

I did try to do it without taking off the bumper, but found that I couldn't get the lower part of the light to fit properly so I just took out the allen key bolt from the hatch area and the screw in each wheel well out and just pulled the bumper back made it super easy yo get to the screw at the bottom of the tail light and was able to get the lower part of the taillight into the lower mount and didn't take the bumper right off.
 
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I thought you have to switch out the USDM bumper for a JDM bumper to run the JDM taillights... am I wrong? The JDM Taillights fit with the USDM bumper?
 
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:10 PM
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I thought you have to switch out the USDM bumper for a JDM bumper to run the JDM taillights... am I wrong? The JDM Taillights fit with the USDM bumper?
They sure do fit with the USDM bumper. I think its only for the headlights that you have to switch out the bumper
 
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:33 PM
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^^ that is correct
 
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:43 AM
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Just did this mod today, only issue i had was the plug that goes into the LED spot on the jdm lights was different.. it had a 4 spot plug (even though only 3 were used) and the led connector was suited to 3 only. We ended up pulling plug apart and making a new setup.
 
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:49 AM
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Excellent write up. Thinking about ordering Depo JDM LED tails after my OEM replacement fogs come in the mail. I know LED bulbs last forever. But if one bulb blows, how easy is it to replace the bulb like replaceing the stock bulbs? I imagine this to be difficult and is one major reason why I'm holding off on buying the tails.
 
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