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LED Taillights How to on Barn door models

Discussion in 'Tech Info' started by YukonXL04, Sep 3, 2013.

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  1. YukonXL04

    YukonXL04 The Riverboat Supporting Member

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    I think the newer version of these lights have it built in. Mine have resistors built in on the turn signal, but not the brake lights.

    If I recall though I remember seeing a thread about newer version of these lights not needing any resistors at all.

    So 5 years later still work great btw lol...

    And yes I did have to add a resistor to the brake lights to keep cruise control. It was a month or 2 after doing the write up that I realized my cruise wasn't working.

    And pictures work for me. What about yall?
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply! Were there any major gaps when installing these lights or did everything fit snug once you cut away what was needed?

    When I was looking for a set these were the exact lights I was leaning towards, then saw they were non-barndoor, then came across your post. Oh and yeah your pics are loading but didnt see one with a resistor. Where did you install it and what type of reisitor was it?

     
  3. YukonXL04

    YukonXL04 The Riverboat Supporting Member

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    Yea I never did add pictures of it. Just a simple 50w load resistor. Look on Amazon. They are like 5-10 bucks. I installed it behind one of the tail lights.

    I think they fit better than stock. No gaps at all. Ask cattivo if his needed resistors or not. The new ones may not even need them anymore
     
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    Goodmorning Shawn

    As you know, not much available for aftermarket tail lights. Searched and came across your "tail light how to".

    The tail lights you used, coincidentally are the ones I like. Until, I found these, which I like a little bit more, but not much.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/DARK-CHERR...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

    Can you take a look at and see what you think. The backup light is in a different location than your lights, which may create a problem.

    Picked up the Yukon down in GA, almost 2 years ago where we are snowbirds. Great truck! Been fixing the piddly little stuff, that makes the difference. Got 95% of them done.


    Thanks

    Tom
    Littleton NH
     
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    YukonXL04 The Riverboat Supporting Member

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    Hey Tom,
    Unfortunately those lights wont work. The reverse light will hit the door hinge. You have to fine some where there is a reflector down low and make clearance
     
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    Gotcha! I pulled a light out yesterday and saw that was the case. I will probably get the ones like your's, which I also like.

    thanks

    Tom
     
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    It’s 2021. I’ve successfully installed these on my 2000 Suburban. No modification, direct bolt on and plug and play. All I had to purchase additionally was a set of 4157 LED bulbs for backup lights and was all set! :https://www.ebay.com/itm/201658122525. Now my rig is updated and looks amazing.

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    Excellent job Jay!
     

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