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QX70 09+ Tail Light Removal + LED Turn Signal Install

Discussion in 'QX70 Write-Ups' started by Lerry@ARKperformance, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. Lerry@ARKperformance

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    Alrite fxlr8, here is my DIY for the 09+ FX35 tail lights. Surprisingly it is very similar to the 03-08 tail lights.

    [Tools Needed]
    10mm Socket
    Pliers

    [Time Required]
    Less than 20 Minutes

    [Safety]
    Make sure your car is turned off in case of an electric shock.

    1. Remove the vanity cover by pulling UP on it
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    2. Remove the two screws you see that attaches the tail light to the FX's body
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    3. Push the tail light outwards away from the car till you hear two fasteners pop out, afterwards push out towards the front of the car to remove the last fastener towards the front of the tail light.
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    INSTALL LED TURN SIGNALS

    4. If you want to install LED turn signals, tap two wire tappers into the red and black wires coming from the tail turn signals. This is for the resistor to prevent the fast blinking.
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    5. Get a resistor from Fry's or RadioShack and attach them to two wires with the wire tapping ends plugged in. The wire tapping ends are used to plug into the wire tappers.
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    6. Plug in the resistor into the tapped wires and hide the resistor in the hole you see here, it is where the bumper is.
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    7. Reverse order of the tail light removal to put it back on. For the LEDs check to see that everything is working before putting the tail light back on.
     

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  2. fxlr8

    fxlr8 Staff Administrator

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    Nice, thanks for the writeup!!!
     
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    Nice. Can you shoot a short video of how it works?
     
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    LED turn signals questions and request

    Hey, thanks for the post on the LED turn signals, do you happen to have any video of the turn signals working w the LED bulbs to see what they look like through the lens cover, say outside the vehicle? Also, I tried to pull my tail lights out and didn't want to break them or snap a clip or something.. What was the exact direction you pulled them first and second to get the taillight housings off? Also, does the load resistor bounce around just sitting in that spot? Did you do the front turn signals too? If so did you need a load resistor on those as well? Any videos of them in action would be killer! Thanks man and great posts, really very helpful!

    Best
     
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    If you post the picture how it looks after, would be great. Thanks
     
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    + for a video or pictures
     
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    any pics/ video?? thanks!
     
  8. SIDE FX

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    Hey great write up and job:good:,thanks for the info i changed my reverse lights to leds and my fog lights to leds wasn't sure how to do the turn signals with out error or hyper flashing
     
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  9. g0ldm4g3

    g0ldm4g3 Would ya just look at it iS VIP

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    2nd gen tails aren't LED??
     
  10. RIPnFX

    RIPnFX iS VIP iS VIP

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    Ya they are, he's talking about the reverse lights
     
  11. g0ldm4g3

    g0ldm4g3 Would ya just look at it iS VIP

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    That's the hugest reverse light I have ever seen lol
     
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    Tail lights are LED, turn signals are not. The 1st gens share brake and turn from the same LED array. 2nd gens have the turns in the middle section (incandescent), and the LEDS surrounding it for Brake/Tail lights.

    This write up is for the turn signals, not the reverse lights :)
     
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    Video of the result will be helpful and enjoyable to watch
     
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    great how to thanks, used it to install reverse light upgrade :good:
     
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    Definitely doing this to my ride , it's a must on all my previous cars
     
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    What are the specs of the resistor you used?
     
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    Thanks for write up.. I used it as a guide to install the LED's in my fx.. I went with the Diode dynamics 520Lumen led bulbs with resisters. Took 20 mins to install and seem to last for ever!!!
     
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    Now the fronts?
     
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