Installing New Lexus LED Bumper Reflector Lights

Installing a pair of new LED bumper reflector lights can add in both style as well as safety for your car. This installation does involve removing the bumper and connecting some wiring; therefore, please take a look at this DIY guide to at least get a better idea on how to do this. These LED reflectors are compatible with 2008-up Lexus IS-F, 2003-2009 Lexus GX470, 1999-2003 Lexus RX300, 2011-up Toyota Sienna (For L LE XLE models only), 2009-2012 Toyota Matrix, 2009-up Toyota Venza, and 2013-up Toyota Avalon. If you want to upgrade your car but wasn’t sure what mod was worth it, these new bumper reflector LEDs are a great way to start.

1.) The original bumper reflectors are held on by clips or screws, so we recommend removal of the bumper to get a better access of the back. (1, 2)

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2.) Find the stock taillight wire harness. Tap the LED bumper reflector wires (red, white, black). Match the black wire to stock brake light negative, white wire to taillight positive, and red wire to brake light positive. Connect the wires together with t-taps and cover any exposed wire with electrical tape. You can also extend the stock wire harness for a cleaner installation. (3)

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3.) Replace the stock bumper reflectors with the new LED bumper reflectors. Tap the wires and install everything back the same way it was removed. Test the lights to see if the LED reflector lights up. (4, 5, 6)

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As you can see, you don’t have to compromise safety with aesthetics! Your new LED bumper reflector lights are sure to make you stand out in the crowd and make your Lexus or Toyota very unique. Where can you get subtle, yet flashy at the same time?

Subaru WRX: How to Install LED DRL Wiring

This guide is to show how to install the daytime running light wiring in a 2012-up Subaru WRX. This is especially important because if we directly install the LED bulbs on 2012-up Subaru WRX high beam daytime running lights, the LED bulbs will not fully light up. The new LED bulbs for daytime running light is a great addition to make your stock Subaru WRX stand out.

1. Remove the plastic cover to access the bulbs underneath.

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2. Unplug and remove the stock bulbs.

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3. Install this specially designed LED DRL relay harness.

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Please take a look at this diagram below to help illustrate the relay harness installation: Connect #4 and #5 to the LED bulbs Install the LED bulbs just like how we took out the stock bulbs Connect #3 and #2 to the ground To find a better ground, we need to find a bolt that has no paint and no rust. Connect #1 to battery positive. Always connect #1 last.

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Subaru WRX LED Daytime Running Lights

Subaru WRX LED Daytime Running Lights

Subaru WRX LED Daytime Running Lights

4. Connect #6 on the diagram to the driver’s side stock socket. For the passenger side stock socket, we cover it with black tape since it’s not going to be in use.

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5. Test to see whether or not the lights work, if the light doesn’t work, flip #6 180 degrees.

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Subaru WRX LED Daytime Running Lights

Subaru WRX LED Daytime Running Lights

Subaru WRX LED Daytime Running Lights

As you can see, the installation isn’t difficult to attempt at all, and will give your Subaru WRX a nice set of of super bright LED Daytime Running Lights. LED Daytime Running Lights are such a great addition!

Exclusive! LED Eyelid Module For BMW 560 LCI 5 Series

Want to give your prized baby a nice facelift? This xenon white BMW LED Eyelid is a great way to spice up your ride while adding some unique style and pizzazz on the road. This E60 LED eyelid mod is so exclusive that it’s only compatible with 2008-2010 BMW E60 5 Series only. You would also have to make sure your 5 Series has the LCI headlight before buying this add-on.

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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.

2013 Las Vegas SEMA Auto Show Coverage

Every year, thousands of consumers, automotive industry retailers, and enthusiasts gather at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show. Companies from all over the world gather in Las Vegas for one memorable week which showcases the industry’s newest products, car builds, and more! We were not able to visit this year, but we’ve compiled a preview of what is at the show this year. The pictures in this coverage are sourced from various online sites such as Stancenation, Speedhunters, Autospies, Europeancarweb, and Mercurynews. SEMA draws all types of cars to the show; there are traditional muscle cars and hat rods, completely customized road vehicles, a modified FedEx delivery truck, full race cars, exotic cars and more so there is nearly an endless list of mechanical eye candy to stare at.

First, let us take a look at one of the most popular car of choice for builds this year; the Scion FR-S. Thanks to the large support from the aftermarket industry for this car, it is no doubt that this is a popular platform to build for enthusiasts. There are plenty of FR-S’s at the SEMA show this year.

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Examples like the SpeedElement Scion FR-S from San Jose sporting the classic Rocket Bunny body kit, a unique duck bill rear lip and some aggressive MTechnica 2 piece wheels.

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Aggressive wheels, body kit, and wing seem to be the trending style among the Scion FR-S and Subaru BR-Z crowd.

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The Rocket Bunny kit has been quite popular with the FR-S and BR-Z crowd and since they practically the same vehicle, you see the kit on both cars. This blue Vortech Supercharged Subaru BR-Z has on the Rocket Bunny version two kit which was just released not too long ago.

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It’s almost rare to see a FR-S or BR-Z without a Rocket Bunny kit these days so it’s a breath of fresh air to see something more different. Check out those fog light housings! We have some similar setups for the stock body vehicle as well.

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However, I digress, the Rocket Bunny version two comes with LED daytime running lights arranged in a row which is quite unique. They go very well with the more aggressive styling of the newer kit.

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Did we mention there are some pretty cool engine swaps as well at SEMA? The same FR-S above is rocking a single turbo 2JZ-GTE motor from a Toyota Supra instead of the traditional 4 cylinder 4U-GSE that came from the factory.

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More 2JZ swaps? Sure why not; this time it’s on the newer 2014 Lexus IS350 Sport. The new Lexus IS models are also quite popular this year as well as the other newer models to hit showroom floors from all the manufacturers.

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This VIP Auto Salon and Robert Evans collaboration of the 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport is quite a looker, aggressive lines and a loud wheel color choice go very well together.

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And of course, we have the not-so-aggressive builds such as this A’pexi Lexus IS. Subtle changes to the exterior go a long way.

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There is also the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray on display! The lines are more sharp and straight rather than contoured like the previous models, but it’s definitely not bad looking.

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Since SEMA draws a whole variety of builds, it’s not surprising to see fully built race cars sitting at various vendor booths around the convention center. The Evasive Motorsports Scion FR-S is definitely no slouch and is competing in the Global Time Attack/Super Lap Battle event later this month at Buttonwillow Raceway in Southern California.

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The aerodynamics on race cars may seem strange and ugly to some, but function over form is preferred by these race teams. The FX Motorsports Acura NSX is a great example of this and is also competing in the Global Time Attack/Super Lap Battle.

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Other vehicles like this Nissan GT-R from R-Rydes is sporting a set of LED lights in the front bumper; these seem like daytime running lights to us.

This is just a small sample of all the vehicles and things you would see at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, NV this year. We recommend to check out the websites that these pictures are from for a full and more detailed coverage.

Stay tuned for part 2 of the coverage which should be uploaded tomorrow.