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Old 29 Jul 2016, 09:53 pm
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While recently searching the internet on the subject of sequential taillights, this product appeared in my search: Sweeplite

sequential LED turn signal tail light and brake module kit

PT Cruiser 2006 10 LED Sequential Tail Light Turn Signal Kit Sweeplite | eBay

I bought a set of the modules and installed them in my PT. They replace the standard turn signal bulbs, and they are very nice, much more impressive in the sequential than any videos or pictures can show. The sequential flash starts at the bottom of the clear portion of the turn signal and proceed upward and outward of the vehicle. They also work with or without the headlights or parking lights on, and also with the hazards on.

These are pics of my installation which along with the written instructions from the manufacturer, makes the installation very simple.

Manufacturer's Installation Instructions:

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"Remove the screw at the bottom of the taillight and carefully remove the tail light assembly. Note, tools may be required, check your owner’s manual for information about replacing taillight bulbs. To assist in correct Sweeplite installation, mark the side (masking tape works well) that faces the outerside of the vehicle on each socket Signal-Lamp socket. Marking is VERY important because Sweeplites must sequence to the outer side of the taillight housing.

Note the Y and S Lamps in this kit include a Blue squeeze-thru wire to activate the sequence OFF function of your Sweeplites. The thinner portion of this Blue wire (between the Lamp and the black section) is intended to squeeze under the rubber seal of the lamp when installed.

Start with the driver side of the vehicle. Remove the Signal-Lamp socket from the housing (socket usually twists counter-clockwise to remove) to expose the original wedge based light bulb. Remove the bulb by pulling it straight out of the socket. Examine the socket and clean if needed to assure good connections to the Sweeplite. For the driver side, select the “Y” position code Lamp; the position code is marked on the Lamp (see Fig. 1). Look at the Sweeplite, note OUTSIDE (see Fig.1) marked on one side of the Sweeplite. The side marked OUTSIDE and indicated by >>>> must face towards the outer side of the vehicle. Use the previous marks applied on the socket to avoid confusion. NOTE the Lamp modules install with position codes as shown in Fig.2* below. Then test as below.

Orient the Sweeplite into the correct position and insert into the socket. Use the palm of the hand to press the end of the Sweeplite into the socket. Gently fold the Blue wire down over the edge of the socket and over the rubber seal (not too tight) leave a small loop of wire but be sure the black section is past the seal and will end up outside of the Lamp-Housing by an inch or so. We recommend that the fold over is to the bottom side of the socket. Only the thin Blue wire is intended to squeeze-thru under the seal. Re-install the socket back into the lamp housing. The blue wire must now be connected to the Lower (Brake-Running lamp socket wiring. Locate the center wire of that socket (usually white with violet stripe) to connect the blue wire to. Follow the splice instructions to complete the connection. This connection will allow for a sequence OFF when the vehicles headlights are ON.

Temporarily reposition the lamp housing into the vehicle and repeat this process for the passenger side.

To test, turn ON the vehicles Running-Lights (Parking Lights) and turn ON the emergency flashers; view the rear of the vehicle from about 30 feet. The Sweeplite in each side of the vehicle should illuminate and sequence ON and OFF towards the outer side of the vehicle. Note that with headlights OFF, the Lamps will sequence ON but will have no OFF sequence. The effect is less dramatic with the running lights OFF. If the sequence is not advancing outward when you test, simply turn off all lights, remove the Sweeplite from the socket, turn 180° and reinstall and retest. Next, start the vehicle and test the Turn-Signal on each side, the signals should operate as normal. Secure the lamp housings as originally installed and reposition the trunk liner. If you experience rapid signal flashing (hyper-blinking), contact us immediately at info@sweeplite.com for additional assistance."

*Fig 2 is not shown, but "Y" is on the drivers side "S" on the passenger side.

This is what is included in the kit.




This is the module installed with the small thin wire under the socket seal. I made my own seals using weather stripping from any home improvement center. I find that the stock seals compress over time and can allow water inside the lenses.


The blue wire is spliced to the white wire with the violet stripe of the brake light connector.


To take any strain off the small thin wire, I used a tie wrap to secure it to the other wires on the socket.


From the outside of the vehicle if you look real hard you may see a small circuit board.





(I am in no way affiliated with Sweeplite nor is this an advertisement for Sweeplite, merely a cool PT accessory that I found, if you decide to purchase, I hope you enjoy them, because I sure do )

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Old 29 Jul 2016, 10:22 pm
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Sweeplite YouTube video:

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Old 30 Jul 2016, 12:13 am
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That is super cool!

You need to make a video of these working on your PT.
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I'd like to see a video of it installed on your PT...when I found "sweetlite" 2 years ago, I wasn't impressed with the look.
If you will, take one now so we can see the hyper flashing, then maybe another once it's fixed.
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Wow, great thread! I can't wait to see some video. I am glad to hear that they look better in person.

I'd like to add these to my '06.
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I'd like to see a video of it installed on your PT...when I found "sweetlite" 2 years ago, I wasn't impressed with the look.
If you will, take one now so we can see the hyper flashing, then maybe another once it's fixed.
I can take a video of the hyper-blinking, it's not causing any harm to anything, just annoying because most vehicles will do that if a bulb is out, as a signal to you of a problem.
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From the outside of the vehicle if you look real hard you may see a small circuit board.


I was just thinking... You could paint the circuit boards. Give them a nice coat of flat white, and then cover that with a clear amber. Hmmmm....

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I was just thinking... You could paint the circuit boards. Give them a nice coat of flat white, and then cover that with a clear amber. Hmmmm....

Any modification would likely void the 3 year warranty that they come with. The circuit boards are hardly noticeable.
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That is super cool!

You need to make a video of these working on your PT.
Yeah, finally something cool for the Gen2, most of the neat stuff can be found for the Gen1
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Here is the reply I received from the rep on the hyper-blinking:

"The load components have a + or - 5% tolerance, which includes your other lamps and the cars body module. Some times it works out that one side (or both) is more sensitive. So it seems that you are on the edge. The loads will get you deeper into the good zone."
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