HOW TO: Convert to Escalade LED Tail Lights

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  1. BG1988

    BG1988 Full Access Member

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    it's 5 pin like the reg tahoe
    unlike the caddy which is 6 pin no chopping wires it's 2008-2013 it's the same style but with LEDs
     
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    looks like the hybrids have a different shape than the standard tahoes and require the upper appliques to fit right. if not they are still just as ugly as the oem ones. id rather buy some aftermarket led lights over the hybrid ones.
     
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    I don't like the Cadillac ones are they strobe badly , the LED driver in them suck or the LED them self suck..

    what good does having very bright break lights if they blind the driver behind you?

    as it uses the OLD 1980s conventional LEDs
    I have seen a few escalade pass me by I get blinded by them. because they strobe..

    even the cheap aftermarkets ones have those ones at 25% brightness

    the tahoe tail lights use
    Chip-on-board array and a decent LED driver The person who designed the LED array/LED driver in the reflector did a good job.

    what does the applique have to do with the tail lights

    you referring to part#1 on the image correct?


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  4. mazdawg(Mikey)

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    No sir I was talking about the piece above the tail. It’s got a hard body line that starts in the light and runs upward into it. Makes sense about the leds and all. I like the smoother clean look of the Escalades and think the oems looks lumpy.

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  5. BG1988

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    oh the "d"
    Pillar


    there is enough red ontop for that not to be an issue
     
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  6. mazdawg(Mikey)

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    You can
    try to correct me all you want and push your negativity but gm calls them appliqués. If you don’t like the escalade lights then don’t buy them. It must not be too big of a problem being too bright since it’s a factory part.
     
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    the issue is with the LED driver used it's cheaply made that is why Cadillacs have such a high failure rate for the LEDs
    plus since it has a LARGE LED array will mean failure of LED rows (as seen on many Cadillacs)..
     
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    Appliqué is correct.
     
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    I'm confused as why two resistors are needed per lamp? Why does the brake lamp need one also? It should be just the turn signal that needs the resistor?
     
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    Post # 58 has something about needing only one resistor to keep it oem.


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