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post #1 of 15 Old 10-18-2006, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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CA tail light help

First of all what is with this black male end thing?

I think it's supposed to go into my tail light harness but it doesn't fit anything. It's too big and just looks weird. Did I get the wrong part?

My other question was with the weather stripping. What did you guys do with it? Glue it on? Leave it off?

My last question is in what order did you put the doughnuts on. I assume it's after the LED board goes on.

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post #2 of 15 Old 10-18-2006, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I figured out the mystery of the black thingy. I have to pull the actual glass out of the socket then reuse the plastic thing!


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You pull both bulbs and plug the black thingy into the socket.
I used a little rubber cement to keep the gasket in place.
A picture tells a 1000 words for the 'O' rings.
I had to file the notches on the circuit board so that it would fit properly. You might have to do the same.
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Thanks for the help. I'll do just that.

I bet this whole set up was made in China for $1. I bet if I bought some board, cut it to fit, then soldered all those LED's in there with the resistors and all I could do it myself.

Anyone ever try that before?

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Steve. Just thought of another tip. Test out all the lighting functions before you secure everything in place. CA has been known to send out faulty boards.

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I'll do that. It only took them 3.5 weeks to send me my unit. If it's busted I'm going to have a fit. Totally postal!

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I received the basic running/brake board in just three business days! It is nice and bright. I noticed the LEDs are directional and are aimed low, so I shimmed it to focus at ~4' high, where most tailgaters eyes are. I silicon glued the stock rubber stripping to the lense to hopefully prevent rain issues, (what about that thermal vent hole...). With refinements it's a nice upgrade.

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I installed mine a couple of nights ago, looks good.

I left the rubber strip off, but might look at gluing it on.

Didn't come with the rubber O'rings??

I do need to play around with the direction of the board a little, as we had two side by side it was clearly obvious when it wasn't sitting right.

I have also noticed that there was not a big difference in light between running and brake. This may just be how I have them set up.

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Somewhat related to this thread if you're interested in LED lights...

Well, after my last rant here and then emailing CA and letting them know about the aforementioned forum, I am now the proud owner of another smoke lens integrated LED and flasher kit. I guess they felt guilty and sent me another one. Anyone interested? $50 for the lot plus $10 for shipping and handling. PM if interested.

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Steve. Just thought of another tip. Test out all the lighting functions before you secure everything in place. CA has been known to send out faulty boards.
Yep, took a 2nd board to get mine right......

what rubber strip?

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GTO, when you take off your stock lense, there should have been black rubber that went around the rim of the stock one. Take that off and glue it on the new lense.

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Thanks for the help. I'll do just that.

I bet this whole set up was made in China for $1. I bet if I bought some board, cut it to fit, then soldered all those LED's in there with the resistors and all I could do it myself.

Anyone ever try that before?
I built a LED Liscence Plate frame -

it was ok - but the Clear LED's made it a little to Bling-ish for my style -

The LEDs on the sides of the Plate are yellow and were wired into the Turn Signals. The LED's on top and bottom of the plate are Red and wired into the Brake light curcuit, the two Red Lensed LED's are flashers, so that the when i was on the Brakes the top and Bottom rows of LED's would Flash - it was just too flashy for me, so i took it off and went with the CA intergrated with the Smoke LEns - much more stealthy.


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That so reminds me of the Light Bright I played with as a kid.

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execpt for all the solder on the flip side...

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