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    Reverse lights

    Has anyone tried replacing the stock reverse light bulbs with something brighter to give the back up camera better visibility at night?

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    Re: Reverse lights

    I tried replacing with LED bulbs but they "glowed" when they were supposed to be off so I put back the stock bulbs

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    Re: Reverse lights

    Are the stock bulbs regular incandescents or are they halogens?

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    Re: Reverse lights

    Quote Originally Posted by sonny3621 View Post
    Are the stock bulbs regular incandescents or are they halogens?
    incandescents

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    Re: Reverse lights

    Ok thanks. I'm wondering if halogens (if available) would be a better choice than LED's.

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    Re: Reverse lights

    Quote Originally Posted by sonny3621 View Post
    Ok thanks. I'm wondering if halogens (if available) would be a better choice than LED's.
    Yes, but would probably melt the housing and/or wiring!

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    Re: Reverse lights

    I'm wondering how something like this might work out. The reverse lights are not on for very long anyway. Thoughts?

    http://www.amazon.com/Sylvania-Silve.../dp/B00318V5KM

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    Re: Reverse lights

    You can get those lights in any Auto Supply store; Walmart, etc. lots of times on sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r34220 View Post
    I tried replacing with LED bulbs but they "glowed" when they were supposed to be off so I put back the stock bulbs
    I installed leds, they look great, i had to get "can bus proof" ones so they didnt glow.

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    Re: Reverse lights

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    I installed leds, they look great, i had to get "can bus proof" ones so they didnt glow.
    Do you have a link for where you purchased them? Can you post a pic of of the car showing them lit up?

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    Re: Reverse lights

    had to match my tag lights too!led.jpg


    -i believe these were it, in natural white of course. very hard to find "natural white" color temp, they match perfectly. not too blueish and not too yellowish.

    http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...se-tower/1127/

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    Re: Reverse lights

    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0 lsc View Post
    had to match my tag lights too!Attachment 215473
    Nice!

    Where did you get them?

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    Re: Reverse lights

    from that super bright leds link

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    Re: Reverse lights

    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0 lsc View Post
    from that super bright leds link
    Thanks, I think I looked at your post before you edited to add the link. I have already changed out my tag lights and was disappointed that the LEDs I bought "glowed". Thanks a lot. I am ordering them right now!

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    Re: Reverse lights

    Didn't the DTS use LED's for the reverse lights? What kind are they and maybe you can just get them right at your dealer? Did the DTS use LED's for the tag lights too?

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    5.0 what did you use for your tag lights?

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