gu taillights

Submitted: Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 19:20
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goodday all
has anybody installed the extra tail lights on the rear of there cars eg tail brake blinker reverse lights and used the led globes in them were they successful and roughly how much

steve
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Reply By: macandjen - Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 19:29

Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 19:29
Haven't done so as yet but like you am very interested - have had a quote from FTG Nissan for $250 (I think) but was some time ago. If there is a DIY way of doing it I will give it a go. Is the wiring loom there already or do you have to put it in yourself? The lack of reversing lights in particular is a pain in the rear end.
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 21:04

Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 21:04
goodday macanjen
checked a site before in ballarat$185 for setup not led i dont think yarra valley nissan want $300 supply and install expensive cxonsidering
steve
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Follow Up By: madcow - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 07:33

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 07:33
In my previous GU there was a wiring loom on the passneger side you caould tap into. I am not sure about the drivers side but I would imagine it is either non existent or tucked out of the way.

Cheers
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 19:45

Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 19:45
Theres about 100 threads on it, but your car then will be dodgey, if the cops want to be A$$ holes, they can, as the lights are obscured at 45degrees which is in ADR's...
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 19:52

Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 19:52
Truckster,
I know that the cops can be funny at times, but when I finish my twin wheel carrier I am going to put extra tail lights on the bumper. Will this mean that I will have to disconect the original tail lights because they would be partley covered by the tyres?

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - TonyG (NSW) - Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 20:46

Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 20:46
Hi Truckster,

As the law presently stands, you can add additional lights to the body as long as the original bumper bar lights are still operational.

There is no law about how many lights you have.

I have the body lights connected to my GU, and am very happy with the results.

Thanks

TonyG
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 21:06

Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 21:06
goodday truckster
not taking orinals out want to put extra in sick of dopey drivers trying to take the back out of the truck .
i checked threads but cant find anybody using leds

steve
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 21:27

Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 21:27
Gob, by putting one in the side that is partly obscured by the spare tire is the one that causes you the issues.

Nobody uses LEDs they are just using either the Arab spec lights, or taking to auto sparkie, adn paying money.

Id rather spend the money on KFC
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 21:28

Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 21:28
"Tony G..
There is no law about how many lights you have. "

Thats not the issue, the issue is they have to be visible at 45degrees from the car.. Engineer told me if I wanted to honestly be 100% legal, I had to put some in the bullbar cause it was obscuring the front mounted ones.

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Follow Up By: govo - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:28

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:28
Nissan already has the wiring loom in the rear,all you have to do is buy some jioners and wire,went down to local auto elect supply and bought rubber inserts to hold the bulbs,used a soldering iron to cut the holes out and connected up the lights..took about 2 hours to do,extra reversing lights are a big help...not sure what truckster is on about it being illegal as the original lights are still there and they are not obscured by the spare tyre...stuffed if l know why nissan put tail lights in the bumper for in the first place....too many shinny asses doing the designing l suppose
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Follow Up By: govo - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:30

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:30
Ummm total cost was about $40
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Reply By: Shawn - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 08:50

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 08:50
GOB,
Have a look at post 4782. The Nissan supplied lights may have gone up in price since then, but they are worth the installation. The passenger side tail light plugs straight in, but you will have to get a (straining memory here) 6 pin male/female electrical plugs from D. Smiths for the drivers side. You will have to tap into the reverse and one other wire (can't remember which one) from the passengers side run it under the carpet and rear plastic strip, cut off existing plug on the harness on the drivers side and connect them up in the 6 pin m/f plug. Connect the drivers side tail light wiring to the corresponding m/f plug, check the wiring and if all correct use liquid nails on the back of the m/f plugs to secure the wiring a bit better
Guaranteed the rear end will light up like a Xmas tree when finished

Cheers
Shawn
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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 13:12

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 13:12
Check out
http://home.swiftdsl.com.au/~grsexton/GU%20III%20Patrol%20Tail%20Light%20Modifications.pdf

and

http://forums.overlander.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=3769&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15

at the second site look at the posts by Seco - he/she has provided step by step photos of the process.

Cheers
Pete
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Reply By: Michael - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 11:57

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 11:57
Wow,, there certainly is an obsession about hooking up the other lights, Leave it standard, theres plenty of other things to do to get a good setup for off road. Michael
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Reply By: andyg - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 19:36

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 19:36
The first thing I pat on my GU after trying to reverse out of my drive way in the dark one little globe dosent give of that much light and theres nothing worse than following a 4wd with a trailer and all you see is the dumby set off lights that dont work and trailer lights dont work but those usless ones on the bumper do or when you are in traffic you cannot see the bumper lights unless you are that far back someone allways wants to get in.

Andyg
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