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post #1 of 10 Old 04-09-2008, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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919 LED Tail light kit

Its brandy new...I only opened it to make sure all the parts are there.

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-10-2008, 10:19 AM
 
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more details please.

I'd like to know more about this tail light. I'd like to convert to LED's but would prefer a model that integrates the pulsing brake light. What is it hta tyou have and how much would you like for it?

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I'd like to know more about this tail light. I'd like to convert to LED's but would prefer a model that integrates the pulsing brake light. What is it hta tyou have and how much would you like for it?
Its the Clear Alternatives model, it combines the signal and brake in one unit but does not pulse the brake light

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post #4 of 10 Old 04-11-2008, 12:30 AM
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Be sure to check that it works. I got a CA LED tail light kit off of ebay and it has a bunch of cold soldered joints on it (e.g. vibration causes the LED's to flicker on and off)

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CA LED tali lights - cold soldered joints?

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Be sure to check that it works. I got a CA LED tail light kit off of ebay and it has a bunch of cold soldered joints on it (e.g. vibration causes the LED's to flicker on and off)
Is it fixable? I was told my tail light flickers from behind.... signals and brake lights.

haven't taken it apart yet to see if there appears damage.

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Is it fixable? I was told my tail light flickers from behind.... signals and brake lights.

haven't taken it apart yet to see if there appears damage.
Very repairable as long as you can get to the solder side of the board. There is a possibility of a sealing coating applied to the board to prevent moisture related malfunction, but that costs more to manufacture and is getting increasingly rare.

An illustration of a typical solder joint, made in a hurry on the left and properly done on the right.

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On the other hand, if it has not been done never assume it is impossible to do it.
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Continued from previous post. Oops
The underheated (left) side shows little solder adherence to the component lead and is prone to fracturing away due to vibration or shock loads, an artifact of wave soldering too quickly.

With the addition of more electronic grade rosin core solder using a low wattage soldering iron the joint can be reinforced. A word of caution: the LEDs can be damaged by the necessary heat from soldering either by too much heat or the proper heat applied for too long, so move as fast as you can and never solder both leads of one LED sequentially -- heat must be given time to dissipate before the other lead is soldered. Don't worry -- you will be able to tell which you have already done.

In the case of the entire taillight flickering the wires to the board may be stressed and should be resoldered as well. Another word of caution here (Sheeee ... can't anything ever be easy?) If heat is left on these wires too long the sloder will wick up the conductor and create a stress point that over time can break it, creating at best a difficult to find intermittent connection, so again move as fast as you can.

Given CA's spotty record in the reliability department I'd recommend inspecting every unit before installing it -- better safe than rear ended when the brake light doesn't come on!

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Not for nothin, but I'm not a big fan of the integrated unit.

The turnsignals don't stand out as much as I would like.
Yeah you can see them, but, well, they just don't show up as well as separate indicators during day time hours. Nighttime is not an issue. Just my 2cents...


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other than cleaning up the look, whats the point, or am I just a downer cause i think stock is ok?





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other than cleaning up the look, whats the point, or am I just a downer cause i think stock is ok?
ummm... i guess ur just a downer!

Mine should be here day now! I ordered one cuz the blinkers on my fender elim are tiny and almost unnoticable... I also like the look of the clear lense against the red cowl as opposed to red/red


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