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Anyone have any suggestions for plug in front signals and a bright reverse light? Sellers like to lie on eBay, what are some personal experiences with these types of bulbs?
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I run these for reverse lights and they're incredibly bright. They're even brighter in 06+ tails with the crystal clear housing.
I have these exact ones from the exact seller (aarongroup). if you have a problem, he'll make it right. Great ebayer.

Idk about front signals I've never run LEDs in them... yet. everything else on my truck is LED though
2pc White 3157 CREE Q5 12SMD LED Brake Tail Light 3047 3057 3155 3156 3157LL | eBay
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I was hoping you'd chime in. I had seen that you had some in one of your pics. I was looking into the 06 tails but then I heard about buggman working on a led mod for them so they'll be the last thing in the rebadge. I too have all LEDs except for the front turns, they're kinda hard for me to find
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I didn't know he was working on a led board mod for em. I'll keep an eye out to see where it goes. I've been meaning to get led's for the front signals and corner lamps (because they blink after the mod) but I haven't gotten around to it.
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I had found a 20pack of the 194 plugins on eBay for like $8 close to a year ago and just threw them in the corners. Only bad part is that with a led the marker can either flash with the regular signal OR when the headlights are on. I have mine flipped to only work when the headlights are on. Buggman didn't say anything here about the taillights, I think I was creepin on FRF when I had seen the thread.
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I bought these switchback LEDs for the front turn signals, but haven't got to use them yet. I may try to and wire them up this week just to try them out. I still haven't tried the projectors either lol

Edit: Got these for the reverse lights, but haven't tried them either. At least they're hooked up though lol
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I've tried the switchbacks in the front, but I think the ones I ordered had the leads different because I never got them to work up front, but they worked fine for the rear brake/turn
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I have the Crees the Kewn posted. They are bright. As for the front, I have buggmans in the corners but haven't done the blinker mod. The turns are just a candesent bulb
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I do finally have some new 3157 white led's for the reverse lights, just installed a pair in my explorer today. They're even brighter than my old 120 white led's.
First time I've had a tool in my hands for almost 3 months now.

I have a set of the same style 3157's in red but I was having an issue with the parking lights not coming on so I'm gonna have to see if it's something to do with all the other led's I have connected or if I need to do some modding to the red led's. They were insanely bright & vibrant red when I hit the brakes though.

Also have a pair of similar led's with projector lenses in yellow for turn signals, but had the same issue with the parking lights not coming on (with the explorer) & I'd like to do more testing when I'm up to it before I offer them "publicly", but they were really bright, just not as deep yellow as the amber regular bulbs were.
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I do finally have some new 3157 white led's for the reverse lights, just installed a pair in my explorer today. They're even brighter than my old 120 white led's.
First time I've had a tool in my hands for almost 3 months now.

I have a set of the same style 3157's in red but I was having an issue with the parking lights not coming on so I'm gonna have to see if it's something to do with all the other led's I have connected or if I need to do some modding to the red led's. They were insanely bright & vibrant red when I hit the brakes though.

Also have a pair of similar led's with projector lenses in yellow for turn signals, but had the same issue with the parking lights not coming on (with the explorer) & I'd like to do more testing when I'm up to it before I offer them "publicly", but they were really bright, just not as deep yellow as the amber regular bulbs were.
Please keep me informed with the turn/brake lights man. I'd appreciate it. I'm glad to see that you're getting back into things. I know that its been hard for you.

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