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Spyder LED tails installed with pics

I got some Spyder LED tails yesterday, these are the red and clear. The wiring harness/connector was wrong, so I had to wire them up myself. So after blowing the blinker/hazard fuse twice. I got everything working. Running lights, brakes, and blinkers/hazards. My buddy said they are real clean and clear on the road. I think the LEDs look better than my old tinted tails.

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Looks good!
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Those look good. How much did they run you if you don't mind me asking? I'd consider getting some of those. I think with a couple light coats of nightshade they'd look even better.
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Love these tails! Great choice :)
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Those look good. How much did they run you if you don't mind me asking? I'd consider getting some of those. I think with a couple light coats of nightshade they'd look even better.
Yes they sell a smoked version too. I am pretty much over the tinted look though. They cost under two bills to my door step.
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Nice truck man. Those look great on there.
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Thanks for the kind words and compliments guys, now its on to the next mod.
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Thanks for the kind words and compliments guys, now its on to the next mod.
Was the wiring harness wrong by default? So if i were to order these i would need to rewire? thx!
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Was the wiring harness wrong by default? So if i were to order these i would need to rewire? thx!
Yes, I believe so, I ordered the 98-00. They send me 01+ I sent those back. I ordered 93-00 next, I was hoping they would just plug right in. The connector would not plug in. Not even close. The connectors on these are the same as the 01+, the 93-00 have 2 connectors where the 01+ only had one.

Now your probably confused as much as I am. Sorry about that haha
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Yes, I believe so, I ordered the 98-00. They send me 01+ I sent those back. I ordered 93-00 next, I was hoping they would just plug right in. The connector would not plug in. Not even close. The connectors on these are the same as the 01+, the 93-00 have 2 connectors where the 01+ only had one.

Now your probably confused as much as I am. Sorry about that haha


Ohhh.. Very confusing.... im not too worried about the wiring but i am very interested in these tails as they look amazing. I wonder how long those LED's will last because im sure replacing one or two LED lights that go out would not be worth it... hmmm
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I hear you Andddrew, I barely get this truck out of the garage. So I am not worrying about that issue. I heard they do burn out from time to time. Im sure they last a few years before anything burns out. Unless you cruise the strip everynight. I dunno.
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I hear you Andddrew, I barely get this truck out of the garage. So I am not worrying about that issue. I heard they do burn out from time to time. Im sure they last a few years before anything burns out. Unless you cruise the strip everynight. I dunno.
Hmm good point. I couldn't see the LED's going out within 6 months just in in the future type thing. With my 06 tails i just have to worry about changing my incandescent bulb. I will definitely look into these spyder tails
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Cool, here is where I got mine, and 3rd brake. http://migicute.com/ltlranger.html
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Just so everybody knows, they sell them for a little bit cheaper on Ebay.
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tails look really nice
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Those look great man! I sure wish there was a taillight option like that for my Powerstroke, those sure are sharp.
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There is no voltage regulation on those tails - that is why they fail so fast.
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that is why you change the fuse in the fuse box to a 2 amp fuse not 10 amp

save your new tail lights
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that is why you change the fuse in the fuse box to a 2 amp fuse not 10 amp

save your new tail lights
ummm... voltage and current are two different things.
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i take it you never attended electrical class

voltage and current are the same thing

current is associated with AC electrical systems

voltage is associated with DC electrical systems

i first thought they were the same thing until the teacher corrected me

LED lights require a lot less amps then incandesant bulbs

there will be small fluctuations in voltage regarding electrical systems
so to save your LED tail lights use a lower amperage of fuse
1 led only requires 0.0005 amps to power it

so look at how many single LED lights are in 1 tail light assembly multiply 0.0005 by how many LED~S are in the assembly
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i take it you never attended electrical class

voltage and current are the same thing
[Facepalm #1]

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current is associated with AC electrical systems

voltage is associated with DC electrical systems
[Facepalm #2]

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i first thought they were the same thing until the teacher corrected me
Same teacher that says "the capital of france is jupiter".. right?

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LED lights require a lot less amps then incandesant bulbs

[True!]


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there will be small fluctuations in voltage regarding electrical systems
[Somewhat true, even Big fluctuations.]

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so to save your LED tail lights use a lower amperage of fuse
1 led only requires 0.0005 amps to power it
[Double Facepalm] - try .020 amps most nominally.

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so look at how many single LED lights are in 1 tail light assembly multiply 0.0005 by how many LED~S are in the assembly
[Epic facepalm]

End result, you get an F. No wait... F Minus.

Come see me after class.

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0.20 amps only if the single led is a large 1

and lets try and stop flaming comments
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0.20 amps only if the single led is a large 1

and lets try and stop flaming comments
.02 (not .2) is the industry standard.

The tail lights I am making have many, many, many LEDs that are .07 amps nominal.
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