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Yea, What i'm looking for is the special flasher for a non-speed 6 so i wouldnt need the resistors...But last i heard there were none available....anyone know if these flashers are around yet? this may not be the right place for this question, but it's the only good thread that mentioned it at one point.I thought someone here might know.thanks[/b]
why not just toss in an LED and resistor? I've got that, the resistor set up cost me 5 bucks to cover both sides, and about 10 minutes of time, the bulbs on the other hand were 20 a piece. I didn't read the other pages of the thread, but just wondering why you don't want a resistor.

btw here's a pic of my set up, I also have the LED rear reflectors, so those are wired into my turns also.
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I used quick disconnects under that electrical tape, so I could switch out the resistor when I get my front turns. I just didn't have any shielded ones so I taped them instead.
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Well, I&#39;ve been running the LED tails for about 1-1/2 months now. They look awesome!* I just need to install the LED reflector lights and I will be pretty happy overall with the look.

*-Now for the reality check: The inner housing lights suffered some individual LED failures shortly after installation. The outer light housings have performed flawlessly. I alerted car-led to this right away. They are right now in the process of testing a revised LED set up to correct the problem. I expect to have an update from them fairly soon and revised housings. I think it is good car-led is working to make this product just right upfront prior to releasing the tails for mass sale. Please continue to be patient.


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Do you have to drill LED size holes in the tail lights for the install of these?

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why not just toss in an LED and resistor? I&#39;ve got that, the resistor set up cost me 5 bucks to cover both sides, and about 10 minutes of time, the bulbs on the other hand were 20 a piece. I didn&#39;t read the other pages of the thread, but just wondering why you don&#39;t want a resistor.

btw here&#39;s a pic of my set up, I also have the LED rear reflectors, so those are wired into my turns also.
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I used quick disconnects under that electrical tape, so I could switch out the resistor when I get my front turns. I just didn&#39;t have any shielded ones so I taped them instead.[/b]

When I talked to car-led about using resistors they did not like the heat they produced. He told me after about 2 mins the resistors got to hot.

I think this is why people were looking for some kind of electronic flasher.
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Bump! Am inthe process of finalising an order with Car-Led now...

How are ppl&#39;s now longer-term experiences with the kits/tails?


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Well, I removed mine a while back as a few of the individual LEDs failed on the inner lights within the first month of use. However, I reported this to car-led at the time and they immediately set to work on a new design. They have been testing the revised lights for the past few months. I was really bummed at the length of testing as I really think the lights are outstanding. However, I am glad they put in the time to revise and properly test the new lights.

I just received word from Kevin this evening my replacement set will ship on 20 May. I have the utmost faith the new set will work very well. I wish the weather was still cold ONLY in order to test the durability of the new lights in that environment as the LED failures were experienced in that weather. I guess the consolation will be the upcoming summer hot-weather testing (90+ Farenheit and usually high humidity)!


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so this a full tail light replacement? i ask because i look the look but already have true euro tails and dont want spend money on another set of tails...


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You can just buy the boards if you like. You then have to cut open your own tail lights and install yourself. That&#39;s what Ivan (M6GR8) did. I prefer having the extra set just in case...


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They were originally planning on selling kits that required you drill out your factory tail lights to install them, but I believe they were going to start making plug and play units due to the demand.

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