Installing Tail Lights on GU Patrol

Submitted: Monday, May 10, 2004 at 19:34
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Hi All,

Further to my previous post, we purchased a Patrol I was not happy that the rear lights on the ST Nissan Patrol were not connected.

I engaged the services of an ex Opposite Lock subcontractor to install the wiring for these lights.

I am very pleased with the work done, and all tail lights, brake lights, indicators and reversing lights now work on the body of the car, as well as the bumper lights.

If anyone wants to get this done, I can recommend the guy that did mine, who is based in the South Western Suburds of Sydney, charges a fair price, and has a mobile service.


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Reply By: madcow - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 07:58

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 07:58
what did he charge?
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Follow Up By: Member - TonyG (NSW) - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 09:38

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 09:38
Hi Madcow,

I was charged $220.

The work was done in conjunction with other stuff, so I do not know if it would be more expensive as a stane alone installation


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Reply By: sensei - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 14:33

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 14:33
I did the work myself, used wiring harness from a 105 series toyo. Cut holes in lights, wired it through the rubber plugs underneath and used top quality water proof connector under the car.
All up it cost me $150 and my time
Works a treat.
Just one thing, the 7.5amp fuse is not enough and will need to be upgraded to a 10amp. Total amps pulled is 7.4 amp....2 frt lights=42watts, one side light=5watts and 2 rear of 89 watts. BUT plug a trailer into it and you can add another 21 watts totalling to 110watts. Total amps 9.1..I forgot about the extra loading from the trailer, just letting you all know so the same mistake is not made by others.
Im going to change the rear Body lights to LED lights so I can drop the fuse back to 7.5amps. The LED's can be bought in kit form or complete but just havent done it yet. SLACK !!

Hope it helps :)
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Reply By: crowie - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 14:58

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 14:58

Can you tell me whether your talking about installation of the Nissan aftermarket taillight kit or doing it without also purchasing the kit? I have a 3.0 Patrol ST and have been thinking of purchasing and installing the kit. From memory though the kit alone is around $300.00
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Follow Up By: Member - TonyG (NSW) - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 16:01

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 16:01
Hi Crowie,

I did not use the kit as it was too expensive.

The guy that did the install just purchased off the shelf parts and wired them up.

I think that is why it was cheaper

Mine was installed in a Series III GU patorl, with the bottom 1/3 of the lights red lens, and the top 2/3 clear.


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Reply By: rolande- Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 21:49

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 21:49

Was that an ex- Blacktown O/ Lock subby?????

For anyone in Vic who is interested, go to


Dealer in Ballarat who will do this for $399 drive in drive out including c/over lights

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Follow Up By: Member - TonyG (NSW) - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 17:52

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 17:52
Hi Roland,

Yes it was the ex- Blacktown O/ Lock subby.

He is based in the Campbelltown Area (NSW) and a mobile service

Let me know if anyone would like his details


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