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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, 3rd Brake Light not working & LED conversion in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Deal of the day!!!! So I have this light that I messed up and fixed. It has the LED mod ...
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    Re: 3rd brake Light LED Conversion

    Deal of the day!!!!

    So I have this light that I messed up and fixed. It has the LED mod but I craked the light in two places and fixed it and painted the top part black. Here is a link to pics and vid: http://s158.photobucket.com/albums/t...Light%2011002/

    You can hardly tell where the fixes are. It matches my black raven pretty well and I clear coated it.

    If you want to buy it I will sell it for $150 shipped.

    thanks


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    Re: 3rd brake Light LED Conversion

    Hey are you still making these at all? My high mount stop is out and I would like to replace it without having to spend 600 bucks like the dealer wants. I would PM you but it appears I can't do that or this website just keeps kicking my ass.

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    Re: 3rd brake Light LED Conversion

    are these still available?

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    Re: 3rd brake Light LED Conversion

    I don't know if he is comes around here anymore, but he is still active on LS1tech. In fact I bought a converted light from him about two months ago. He is now using the guts of a V2 3rd brake light in our housings. Shoot him a PM over on LS1, same user name.

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    re: 3rd Brake Light not working & LED conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by ghettomike View Post
    guys this is a very simple LED fix for these... i did mine last year, my only problem was caused by the glue i used...so DO NOT use goop... use RTV silicone.

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...led-cheap.html
    some of the pics in that thread are not working because i moved them to a new folder.but ill add 1 of it in now.
    Can you pm me or email me your 3rd brake light led conversion write up. I got the housing seperated but unsure where to splice the wires for the led

    Sent from AutoGuide.com App

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    Re: 3rd brake Light LED Conversion

    Does anyone still do this or know where I can get the parts to do it or have a write up?

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    3rd brake light led string suggestions?

    I did one of the Rush led fixes a while back installed it, checked to see if it worked and it did. So I pretty much forgot about it, until I was following my wife the other day and could barely see it in the day light. Can anyone point me in the direction of some super bright LED strips to replace these?

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    Re: 3rd brake light led string suggestions?

    Check superbrightleds.com....they have tons of high power led strips and arrays.

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    Re: 3rd brake light led string suggestions?

    I'll try them, thanks!

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    re: 3rd Brake Light not working & LED conversion

    Thanks much for all your help , really appreciate it. Had to purchase a heat gun & LED Strips (came 4 to the pack) off Amazon for $35.00 total. As you can see by the photos you need to have time like 4 hours to remove all the adhesive to get to the light to replace, and the photo only shows about 20% of what my son removed. However Cadillac wanted $488 just for the part , so figure a couple hours labor and your looking at about $800 bucks for a 3rd Brake light. I really like this CTS (2004) and the 3.6L engine has to be one of the best made but really GM, making these bulbs so expensive and difficult to swap out is downright criminal! I imagine that Cadillac isn't the only one doing this but wow that's terrible and not very thought out engineering. I'd be ashamed of my self if I designed it.
    attached are photos of the lens, neon lights and transformer so you have an idea of what your looking at. All you need are the white (is hot) and Black (is not) wires and your good to go. Again thanks for this forum and I hope this helps the next person.
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