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Foxbody LED Tail Lights

Anyone ever buy a set of these or see them in person? How do they look?

For 87-93 Ford Mustang LED Red Smoked Tail Lights Lamp Pair New Left+Right | eBay

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Asthetics aside, my main concern is the components used, as I've seen some complain of them failing within a year of purchase. I'd assume with any china-made product that cheap components are used in the LED boards, which can lead to premature failure.

Personally, I prefer the OEM lights, but I don't hate those


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Guess thats where I am. I actually kind of like the clean smooth look of them. Will they last is the question. I think I am gonna pull the trigger and find out. My car sits in the garage most of its life anyway.
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Let's see them after install.

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Let's see them after install.

Definitely will be posting pictures and details about the lights. I haven't been able to find much in detail on them so I would like to help. More to come!!
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i've had these same ebay ones but with the black housing and clear lens. had them for the past 3-4 years and absolutely no problems, leaks, etc. pretty surprised but i'm sure they're hit and miss.
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i've had these same ebay ones but with the black housing and clear lens. had them for the past 3-4 years and absolutely no problems, leaks, etc. pretty surprised but i'm sure they're hit and miss.
I like it
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I used the factory housing, and just threw a LED bulb inside there. Plenty bright, and remains stock looking.
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I used the factory housing, and just threw a LED bulb inside there. Plenty bright, and remains stock looking.
That's what I did to my '95 F150.

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I used the factory housing, and just threw a LED bulb inside there. Plenty bright, and remains stock looking.
Do load resistors need to be used with led bulbs?

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Do load resistors need to be used with led bulbs?
Yeah. I used superbriteleds.com, they sell the resistors for the turn signal/hazards.
-Gixxer2k4 is referring to the fact that the turn signals will "hyper flash" because the led's don't "load" the flasher like an incandescent bulb does.
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Do load resistors need to be used with led bulbs?

Most yes, some no because they have a built in resistor. You can clip on load resistors, or use a digital flasher module for $10.
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My cruise control stopped working with LED bulbs. There is a path through the bulb that the cruise module needs. The load resistors I used didn't work and I never got around to finding a value that did work.
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I would just a digital multi meter and measure the resistance or the brake light side of the bulb and use resisitors that are as close to the same value as the bulbs are. The problem may be that it takes so little current to run them that it thinks the brake is being pushed. I would think that it would turn on just fine but wouldn't shut back off when you hit the brakes. If it isn't working at all then it might be something like the switch on the clutch isn't adjusted correctly or failed.

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I got my LED Tail Lights. I was very impressed. They were packaged well and they seem to be built well. The way they made them to connect to the original light socket was a nice surprise. The only issue so far is the turn signals. The LED's are not enough load for the blinker module but I will get straight.









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Gotta say I'm still partial to my cheese graters but those do look pretty slick. Keep us posted on your install and any issues.
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i've had these same ebay ones but with the black housing and clear lens. had them for the past 3-4 years and absolutely no problems, leaks, etc. pretty surprised but i'm sure they're hit and miss.

vlzstallion did you have any issues with your turn signals? these LED tailights are not enough load to make the flasher work.
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My cruise control stopped working with LED bulbs. There is a path through the bulb that the cruise module needs. The load resistors I used didn't work and I never got around to finding a value that did work.

you only needed to put any small resistor in parallel at connector 291 circuit 810 to ground

the input on circuit 511 needs to see the ground, or it thinks you stepped on the clutch and opened the circuit if its a manual.

diodes have a directional bias.

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vlzstallion did you have any issues with your turn signals? these LED tailights are not enough load to make the flasher work.

buy the cheap digital flasher that they sell at superbright.

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vlzstallion did you have any issues with your turn signals? these LED tailights are not enough load to make the flasher work.
put load resistors on all 4 corners of the turn signals since i have led front turns as well
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So happened to see my first fox body with these lights on the road. Zipped up behind it to see them up close and ironically one wasn't working.

So while I kinda dig em, this example kinda reaffirmed my doubts about them.
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you only needed to put any small resistor in parallel at connector 291 circuit 810 to ground

the input on circuit 511 needs to see the ground, or it thinks you stepped on the clutch and opened the circuit if its a manual.

diodes have a directional bias.


Indy, what's the biggest value resistor that would work?

At 15 volts, a 1K resistor would be roughly need to be 1 watt with 4 times factor of safety when the brakes are applied.
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put something that is higher resistance than the bulb, so that the bulb and resistor does not exceed the brake circuit current carrying capacity,

I could look into that more precisely, but that would be more than adequate

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the bulb is pretty low resistance, I guess I will just have to temporarily jumper in some various values to see what works.
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how many watts is the stock bulb?

if you go LED, its way less

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I've got some I am going to sell. I broke a stock housing on my 85 and bought these about 5 years ago. They've seen probably 2 weeks of daylight total. Been sitting in garage for 4 years. I am going to go back to 85 style actually 93 Cobra (pin stripes) style lights whenever I put the chit back together. PM if interested...I 'm ready for them to get out of my way.
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