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Old 29 Feb 2008, 11:48 pm
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Default 06 GT Turbo Rear LEDs

About a year ago someone told me about an LED tail light kit for my 06 GT. Does anyone have any suggestions on a part number and a vendor for this?
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Lightbulb Re: 06 GT Turbo Rear LEDs

Try this site out...Street Glow Underglow Light | Neon Car Lights | Car LED Lights
Just nav your way through and you will find the LED bulbs and taillight kits...3157 LED Car Accessory Bulbs

These bulbs are great replacement for your existing brake and tail lights. No extra upgrades are needed, just install them, and you’ll see a unique look you never thought possible from your vehicle....Hope that helps
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Maggie at Race and Street has the LED Tail lights
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Default Re: 06 GT Turbo Rear LEDs

Are you looking for these?



I just installed them on my 07 PT Cruiser

I purchased them from here
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Default Re: 06 GT Turbo Rear LEDs

Thanks,
I placed an on-line order today for a set of IPCW LED tail light kits. Looks like a 15 minute job to change out.
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Default Re: 06 GT Turbo Rear LEDs

Its an easy change but your going to have to play with the brackets to get it too be secure in the housing.
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I agree on the mounting clip issue. Be careful not to bend them excessively. The spring clips I've dealt with do have a finite life.
I think buying the entire assembly is a better option than just replacing the bulbs. We spent three days comparing LED 3157 "drop in replacement" bulbs and the stock 3157's. Finished the experiment by putting the stock 3157's back in.
It seemed to me that if the housing/reflector is designed for regular bulbs, it's very difficult to get an LED "drop in" to perform well in it.
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Default Re: 06 GT Turbo Rear LEDs

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I agree on the mounting clip issue. Be careful not to bend them excessively. The spring clips I've dealt with do have a finite life.
I think buying the entire assembly is a better option than just replacing the bulbs. We spent three days comparing LED 3157 "drop in replacement" bulbs and the stock 3157's. Finished the experiment by putting the stock 3157's back in.
It seemed to me that if the housing/reflector is designed for regular bulbs, it's very difficult to get an LED "drop in" to perform well in it.
I agree...I did the same thing and found the same results. Even with clean lenses still didnt make a dif... Spend the bucks and get the entire thing..for anyone thinking about just getting the bulbs.....
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Well, I'll have to sort of disagree because I think it all depends on which lights your talking about. I have the Caddy (Rocket) lights and replaced the regular bulbs with super white LED bulbs and it made a heck of a difference to the better. I bought the Super White for the amber lenses and the SR (Super Red) for the running/stop lenses. In a dark garage I put the LED's in on one side and regular bulbs on the other and there was a big difference when they (LED) were lit up. Click on "Auto Indulgence" to see the ones I used. You can also get them at Auto Zone.

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Default Re: 06 GT Turbo Rear LEDs

Crewzin - curious if the LEDs you used are the same as the ones in the link's picture. Also, do your lens assemblie have a smooth or "fresnelled" interior surface? I found not many sellers of the drop-in 3157's have any idea of the actual light output, or whether or not they will allow a stock tail/parking light assembly to meet FMVSS standards. Most dedicated LED lighting units have a housing designed specifically for LEDs and will not allow "backards compatiblity" with any other lamps.
The other snag was finding a suitable 5 pin flasher for the PT, to eliminate the burned out bulb rapid flash. You could modify the existing one, but if you're uncomfortable around SMD PC boards, that's pretty much out. The only other option is the load resistor fix.
I am glad to see your combination works, but can't believe that an end firing drop in with maybe 13 LEDs provides the same amount of visibility as an ordinary 3157. The ones we used were of the "tower" design, upwards of 27 LEDs, end and side firing, I presume in an attempt to used the reflector more effectively.
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