LED third brake lamp....installed

VShortt

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[quote name='Havock'][quote name='VShortt']It's very simple.  The back of the brake lamp is only attached with two nuts that can be accessed from inside the cab.  You simply remove the two plastic cover plates from inside and stick a socket (I can't remember what size) on an extension and remove the two nuts.  Once removed, go to the bed of the truck and grab the lamp.  it actually comes out by pulling more in an upward motion than an outward motion.  Once out, it is simply plug and play.  Unplug the harness from your brake lamp and plug in the new ones.  As far as the lights, they all work exactly as yours do now.  The cargo lamps only come on if you turn them on from inside the truck or when you disarm with the keyfob.  The brake lights only come on when the brake pedal is depressed.  Check all the pics above.  There's a picture with only the cargo lamps lit.  That should clear it up for you.[/quote]For the record, it is an 8mm socket.



Just installed mine. Biggest issues were removing the plastic caps and getting the socket on the bolt up inside the holes in the dark while working around a bigas$ carseat. Also my stock lamp was adhered to the top of the cab, so it took me a while to pry it up.[/quote]You can thank the 200 degree Houston weather for the adhesion. Where are the pics, man?
 

Havock

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[quote name='VShortt']Where are the pics, man?[/quote]See BBF post #55. In the dark, it looks the same. I haven't seen it in the light yet.
 

Havock

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[quote name='VShortt']That's odd.  The sun is shining where I'm at.  What an interesting phenomenon.[/quote](shh... This is where Havock reminds VShortt that Abu drives the Titan, not Havock. The only vehicle Havock has seen in the daylight today is the Corolla <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/009.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' /> )
 

scottsbro23

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[quote name='Havock'][quote name='VShortt']That's odd.  The sun is shining where I'm at.  What an interesting phenomenon.[/quote](shh... This is where Havock reminds VShortt that Abu drives the Titan, not Havock. The only vehicle Havock has seen in the daylight today is the Corolla <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/009.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt009' /> )[/quote]



LMAO <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/005.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' /> ....thats funny...

Hav just think of it as a Company car.... <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/001.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' />
 

mcginkleschmidt

Active Member
Several years ago after seeing VShortt's LED 3rd tail light installation thread, I also installed the same LED taillight that I also bought on eBay. More recently, when I used my key fob to unlock my doors, I noticed the white LED that light up the truck bed was not working on one side. So I made the decision to replace the LED third tail light with my original Nissan OEM third tail light that I kept on hand.



After removing the interior ceiling plugs to access and remove the nuts that hold the third light in place, the nuts seemed not screw off the threaded screw post. No matter how many counter-clockwise turns I made to take off the nut from the threaded post, the nut remained on the threaded post. I jumped in the truck bed to check the problem with the 3rd brake light from the outside, and unexpectedly I found the LED 3rd brake light to be loosely sitting in place. I lifted up the brake light to examine the threaded posts and the damned screw posts had broken loose from light. What a POS!



The LED light has aluminum threaded screw posts and the posts had broken off from the light which was also aluminum at the point of attachment. The quality of the OEM Nissan screw post are made of steel and are much more robust than those on the LED third brake light. The LED 3rd brake light was my first mod on my T but this thing is a POS and so I threw it in the trash. What a waste of money! Good riddance! Also the truck bed is much better illuminated with the original OEM light than the LED.
 

swarren1

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[quote name='mcginkleschmidt' date='17 July 2010 - 04:05 PM' timestamp='1279407930' post='157746']

Several years ago after seeing VShortt's LED 3rd tail light installation thread, I also installed the same LED taillight that I also bought on eBay. More recently, when I used my key fob to unlock my doors, I noticed the white LED that light up the truck bed was not working on one side. So I made the decision to replace the LED third tail light with my original Nissan OEM third tail light that I kept on hand.



After removing the interior ceiling plugs to access and remove the nuts that hold the third light in place, the nuts seemed not screw off the threaded screw post. No matter how many counter-clockwise turns I made to take off the nut from the threaded post, the nut remained on the threaded post. I jumped in the truck bed to check the problem with the 3rd brake light from the outside, and unexpectedly I found the LED 3rd brake light to be loosely sitting in place. I lifted up the brake light to examine the threaded posts and the damned screw posts had broken loose from light. What a POS!



The LED light has aluminum threaded screw posts and the posts had broken off from the light which was also aluminum at the point of attachment. The quality of the OEM Nissan screw post are made of steel and are much more robust than those on the LED third brake light. The LED 3rd brake light was my first mod on my T but this thing is a POS and so I threw it in the trash. What a waste of money! Good riddance! Also the truck bed is much better illuminated with the original OEM light than the LED.

[/quote]Bummer. I have yet to see a decent beam projected by LED's. They are excellent as a brake like alone, or turn signal, even traffic signals, (super bright), but just aren't good at projecting that light in a beam. I've compared some fairly expensive flash lights against incandescent and they just don't have the right stuff. Maybe if each LED had it's own individual parabolic shaped reflector they might be worthwhile. I believe one of the automakers has or is planning to use LED headlights, and am interested how that will ever fly. Guess I'll go Google.
 
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