Replacement Tail Lights GU Patrol

Submitted: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 13:29
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Hey Guys,
I,ve purchased the tri coloured replacement tail lights for my new GU 4.2 TD Patrol.
Can anyone shed any light on the wiring up of these lights.
I have found wiring inside the left & right rear panels, but don't know if this wiring is for the tail lights of the overseas models.
I don't want to cut into the wiring of the bumper mounted lights if I don't have to, I would prefer to clip into existing dedicated tail light wiring if it is possible. If anyone has experience in the wiring of the replacement tail lights can they give me a few pointers.
keep your powder dry
Cheers
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 13:45

Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 13:45
Theres a thread on the patrol list archives on this.

There was a car that had the same wiring as the GU, cant remember what it was though.

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Follow Up By: Shawn - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 15:32

Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 15:32
Thanks for that, from looking throught the archives its the Skyline
Cheers
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 15:31

Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 15:31
From Steve at http://www.offroadshop.com.au/
He sells the Arab lights.


Q. is it the wires in the body work that are already there?
A. Yes, but need 3 extra + LHS plugin

Also needs better Earth and Reverse and Brake lights
I run 2 core across the car, from LHS -> Rhs under theplastic carpet -> door panel and put better earth on RHS

HTH a little.
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Follow Up By: Shawn - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 15:35

Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 15:35
Thanks
All the little bits help
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Reply By: GUPatrol - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 17:18

Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 17:18
LHS No wiring is necesary plugs straight in.
RHS you need to add tail reverse and earth, the rest is there.

Will
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Reply By: Shawn - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 18:35

Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 18:35
Thanks fellas,
I've checked it out this arvo and it seems pretty straight forward
Cheers
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Follow Up By: Hugh - Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 20:33

Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 20:33
G'day Shawn,
What was the cost of the replacement lenses and where did you get them? Truckster posted a link to 4WD online store last week, just wondering if there is anywhere else to try. Anyone know a source in WA? (not that it's that hard to source via the net).

Hugh
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Follow Up By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Friday, May 09, 2003 at 21:21

Friday, May 09, 2003 at 21:21
Hugh, Our local Nissan place has them for sale $385 fitted (they'd be in Warrnambool)

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Reply By: Shawn - Friday, May 09, 2003 at 09:43

Friday, May 09, 2003 at 09:43
Hugh,
I got the tail lights from my local Sydney Nissan dealer, I paid more for them than you can get on the offroadshop. This was my choice and for a couple of reasons.
1. I wanted the warranty with them just in case.
2. I e-mailed the offroad shop a few questions about the lights, but never received a reply. (Dont' want to talk to me, don't want my business). The tail lights came with the bulbs, inserts and wiring (one of the ? I wanted to ask ORShop).
Took two working days to get them in from Melbourne. Haven't put them in yet looking for a neat way to wire up the 3 needed wires on the RHS.
Cheers
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Follow Up By: srowlandson - Friday, May 09, 2003 at 14:20

Friday, May 09, 2003 at 14:20
Hi Shawn,

Firstly an apology for your 'unreplied' email would have been due to my Mac HDD deciding within 20 mins from getting 'noisy' to dieing, and I lost about 2 weeks of email and work.

All the Nissan Parts in the ORShop are Genuine Nissan Parts and Carry a full Nissan warranty.

As for Fitting, as listed above it requires 3 wires, some connectors (or solder) and a 10mm Socket and Rachet. Just be careful removing the old lights, as there are 2 little 'grease nipple' type pins on the light that are REALLY easy to break when removing the old lights. pull the light to the rear of the vehicle about 10mm, then diagonally away from the vehicle towards the rear and away from the car, this should pop the light out.

We will have a detailed PDF instruction sheet and Quicktime / Windows Media Player Video of the installation process on the OffroadShop site shortly.

If you get stuck feel free to give me a call, 03 52828 228

Regards

Steve
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Follow Up By: The Crow - Friday, May 09, 2003 at 15:04

Friday, May 09, 2003 at 15:04
Are the lights the same as the series 3 Patrol. I am wanting to connect the lights for my series 3. If so I should try my local nissan dealer for the wiring and bulb holders.
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Follow Up By: srowlandson - Friday, May 09, 2003 at 15:57

Friday, May 09, 2003 at 15:57
The Arab Spec lights are more the Series I & II style. unfortunately they don't sell the Series II Style.
BUT... the Series I & II Arab lights will work. They just look a little different.

You can buy the Globe holders and manually with them up, a few have done this for around $100 in 'parts'. The Globe holders can be sourced from the wrecker and then just purchase the globes and wire etc from any good Auto Shop.

Steve
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Follow Up By: Shawn - Friday, May 09, 2003 at 15:57

Friday, May 09, 2003 at 15:57
Steve,
Thanks for the reply. Hopefully I won't get stuck, but I'll certainly call if I do.
Cheers
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Follow Up By: Brian - Friday, May 09, 2003 at 17:44

Friday, May 09, 2003 at 17:44
Steve how much for the Tail lights ????
Brian
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Follow Up By: srowlandson - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 08:43

Monday, May 12, 2003 at 08:43
Unfortunately, they went up in price a month ago and are now $355 + P&H

Regards

Steve
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Reply By: Shawn - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 19:30

Monday, May 12, 2003 at 19:30
Fellas,
I've just completed the fitting of the tri-coloured tail lights, what a difference. Looks like a Xmas tress and it can now be seen in the dark.
Thanks for the info supplied by all.
For those that don't have them, if you can afford them seriously think about getting them.
Off road show is the way to go with their prices still cheaper that Nissan
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Reply By: Shawn - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 19:30

Monday, May 12, 2003 at 19:30
Fellas,
I've just completed the fitting of the tri-coloured tail lights, what a difference. Looks like a Xmas tress and it can now be seen in the dark.
Thanks for the info supplied by all.
For those that don't have them, if you can afford them seriously think about getting them.
Off road shop is the way to go with their prices still cheaper that Nissan
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