How To Secure Connection When Installing High Beam LED DRL Kit

When come to install the 9005 LED bulbs for high beam daytime running lights, most likely you will need a set of extra decoder or wiring/harness to ensure the LED bulbs function properly for the DRL mode with no flickering and no error message.

During plugging in the decoder or wiring, a very common assumption is the male and female connections should be connected the way the tab on the male connector get held by the clip on the Female connector.

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Lexus GS Installed 9005 LED Daytime Lights On High Beam

Most vehicles come equipped with standard daytime running lights but it is not the color you expect it to be. It is a plain and dull amber halogen bulb which gives a very unappealing look on your vehicle. The Lexus GS430 is one of those vehicles that come equipped with halogen amber 9005 daytime running lights. When you hear Lexus, you expect to see a vehicle built with style and quality appearance. Halogen bulbs for the daytime running light do not follow those criteria.

iJDMTOY’s 9005 LED Daytime Running Light kit can give the Lexus GS430 that clean OEM LED upgrade for the high beam and DRL. The 9005 LED Daytime Running Light kit will also fit any other second generation Lexus GS models as the configuration is the same for that specific generation. The LED Daytime Running Light kit for the Lexus GS430 includes the necessary decoder wiring to prevent the 9005 LED bulbs from flickering.

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Also, the 9005 LED Daytime Running Light kit for the Lexus GS does not require any modification. Some other products out there offer similar set ups may require you to cut, splice, or solder the decoder portion on your vehicle. No one has the time for that! iJDMTOY’s Lexus GS 9005 LED High Beam DRL kit is a plug and play with no modifications needed. The LED DRL kit includes a pair of bulbs, decoder wiring harness and a plug-n-play load resistor. You will still be able to turn on your high beam bulbs once the 9005 LED is installed; however, the light output is decreased in high beam mode.

Installation can be completed in less than 10 minutes as the factory 9005 bulbs are located in open area for easy access. You would connect the single load resistors to your driver side factory socket and the remaining extension harness with the LED bulbs. You will require some zip tie to tie down the harness and keep the load resistor from touching any plastic or wires.

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In the end, the decision comes down to the owner. Do you want an upgraded LED DRL appearance or do you want to stay with distasteful, amber halogen color? With such a simple modification at a great price, it is a no brainer to pass up on. It is time to give your vehicle the modern LED DRL upgrade it truly deserves.

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Fix Headlight, Fog Light or Daytime Running Lights Condensation

We have recently got a customer report a water condensation issue, so we made this installation guide to explain why this is happening and how to fix it.

Condensation is one of the biggest problems with headlights, fog lights or daytime running lights. When condensation happens, it can cause cloudiness and potentially damage the bulb, LED and any other components inside the housing.

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This happens the most in a cold and wet winter when the water underneath the engine bay gets heat up and gets into the headlight, fog lights or daytime running lights thru the air vent tube, the socket opening, any gaps or any possible cracks. Also when you have the car in a high pressure car wash, some water might get inside the engine bay and heat up get into the lamp too.

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Then condensation is created because of the differences of the temperature of lens compared to the temperature of the lights themselves. Once the air heated up reaches the cooler lens, moisture is formed.

Here we will show you how to remove the moisture?

Step 1: Remove the headlight, fog light or the daytime running light that has water condensation.

Step 2: Remove all the bulbs, wiring harness from the lamp.

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Step 3: If there is an opening once the bulb is removed, use a blow dryer through the bulb socket opening. If there is no opening for products like for LED daytime running lights, still use blow dryer from the back air vent opening to get the water out but this might take a little bit longer time.

Step 4: Also you can prepare a piece of cardboard, wet it with water and put the lamp on it and place it inside the oven to bake the water out. There is no need to preheat the oven, just set it at 200 degree and leave the lamp inside for about 5 minutes or whenever the condensation has fully evaporated. Be careful when you take it out from the oven, since it might be hot.

Step 5: After the condensation is gone, inspect for any possible crack situations and seal the cracks and any possible leaking joint points using silicone glue to prevent any future condensation from happening again.

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Step 6: Install it back and you are done.

How To Install BMW E46 3 Series LED Tail Lights

Particular thanks to Bimmerfest Forum for the following magnificent installation guide.

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Before you start be certain you have 1-2 hours to dedicate to setting up these. They include resistor boxes and different wiring attached to them so you need to hide all this kind of stuff. The ONLY way to do it right is to remove the black trunk panel and both sides of the carpet lining (this particular might be folded back out of the way truly). Also before you start, simply unplug your factory lenses and plug in the new led ones to test to make sure everything features and you have no bulb out lights on the dash. Almost nothing worse than setting up an install and getting that the units were faulty to start with… yes it’s occured to me more than once with other items. Consequently here’s what you are starting with:

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First thing to do is to get rid of the tail lights you have on the car presently… there are actually just 3 nuts on the back, super easy. I won’t go into much detail about this particular. There are a lot of DIYs out there on this particular. Next pull out the trunk bottom carpet with the contoured black bottom thing. Subsequently pull back the trunk’s side carpets. If you have a friend you can certainly have him carry all those away from the way but I merely put something heavy in front of them so they couldn’t come forward. Currently you could begin removing the long black plastic liner on the back side of the trunk (shown in the bottom of the image at the incredibly back of the trunk). There are 4 screws below covers, and 5 push pin retainers if I keep in mind correctly. It genuinely allows you have one among all those interior clip/panel removers to move all the clips off, nevertheless it can be done with a screwdriver and some patience. Soon after you pull off the plastic panel you could start getting in the new LED tail lights.

FYI… mark all the clips with a sharpie or a little something so you remember which ones go to which. Don’t attempt to mount the lenses with all the guts hanging off the back of them… it will probably help to make your life quite difficult and frustrating, inquire how I know. Also you need to make use of the black trim things off your recent tail lights and shift them to your new ones. The quickest way I could do it was to insert a little flathead screwdriver between and pry up slowly. You may possibly try spraying WD-40 on the fins that clip and then sliding it off… but I don’t know how well that would certainly work. I went with the screwdriver. Having these kinds of off your old lights and onto your new LED tail lights is likely the hardest part apart from yanking all the panels off the automobile. You can easily discover the black trim I am talking about on the exterior of the trunk on the left side of the graphic. Oh ya when you are installing the aftermarket tail lights really don’t put that third nut on the bolt right until you are willing to deploy the black panel back into the automobile. You could see I only have 2 of them on in the photo… the other you ought to put on after the black panel is on.

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As soon as you get the LED tail lights in you could reattach all the guts to the back of them. Simply match the plugs you marked in the beginning. Appears like plenty of crap right? Well it is… along with it would certainly have been nice of the manufacturer to leave more wire at the aftermarket tail lights side so you may tuck and hide everything easier. Well, they didn’t… so you are stuck installing the boxes where I did… that small cubby beneath the lights that you find all the wires going into in the photo underneath. All 3 boxes are in there and match perfectly. Today plug in the lights and test all the performs again. Furthermore aim to attach the interior trunk light to the back of the light. This takes awhile to tuck all the wires somehow that it doesn’t interfere with the light. Although far better to do it now than when all your panels are going back on and in the way. The moment you obtain almost everything where you need it… time to put all those panels back on. This particular is self informative so I won’t get into that.

Right now you’re done, stand back and take pleasure in your new younger searching Bimmer… listed below are a bunch of my accomplished install photographs. Since for a full review… I am VERY satisfied with the LED tail lights. They are every bit as bright as the OEM ones and function just as well so far.

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How to Install Aftermarket LED Tail Lights

Installing LED Tail Lights is an excellent way to improve the appearance of your car exterior. Not only this, in addition, the LED tail lights will provide your a clean, custom look. Last but not least, the LED lights tend to last much longer when comparing with the traditional tungsten filament bulbs from regular tail lights.

Swapping stock tail lights for LED tail lights is not that difficult like it might appear. Simply follow this easy step by step guide to have the LED tail lights added to your ride and let other envy for what you have.

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Step 1: Remove factory tail lights assembly. The tail lights for most cars are simply bolted on from the inside of the trunk. You just need to remove the trunk carpet cover and un-bolts the tail lights. Slowly move the loosed tail lights a little by a little to have the tail lights removed completely. Do not hurry on this step, because you might break any clips that are used to hold the tail lights from inside.

Step 2: Remove all the light bulbs from the factory tail light housing and disconnect any wiring harness connected to the tail light assembly as well. I will recommend you use the scotch blue tape to write down the turn signal lights, brake lights, backup lights and put on each set of wires so later when you put them back, you won’t get confused.

Step 3: Take your LED tail lights out from the box and try to put the tail lights back up just to make sure this is the correct part/side before you put all the bulbs back in.

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Step 4: Connect the aftermarket LED tail lights with the factory wirings. For most LED tail lights, for example the ones we carry at iJDMTOY.com, most of the sockets and plugs are already designed to be simply plug and play. However, if there are any hard wiring required. Simply connect the stock red wire to the LED tail light red wire, and black wire to black.

Step 5: Before have the LED tail light completely bolt-on back, test it first. Test the brake light, test the turn signal light and test the backup lights to make sure everything works. If unfortunately one of them does not work, inspect the connection, because this is the most common reason for a lamp not lighting up.

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Step 6: Place the LED tail lights back into the original tail lights locations. Use the blue tape to hold the tail lights if you are doing this by yourself or have your buddy hold it for you so you can bolt it back. Don’t bolt the screw completely tighten in, because you want the tail light to completely back to the proper position, then tighten every screws.

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Step 7: That’s it and enjoy your aftermarket tail lights!

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