Tried some new LEDs for the trunk Tail/Brake lights


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Tried some new LEDs for the trunk Tail/Brake lights

Post by M61A1MECH » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:39 am



Had a tail light go out on me the other day so I decided to upgrade to LEDs, found theses on Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07V8 ... UTF8&psc=1
They have a built in flash for the brake circuit.

Here is a pic of before and after, left is new LEDs right is old bulbs.


Here is a video showing both sides with new LEDs in brake light mode.
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AjBTCIjW9IMlwVTvJ0i ... b?e=ocWTao


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Re: Tried some new LEDs for the trunk Tail/Brake lights

Post by 2003Cobra » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:28 am

Quite a difference. I may have to do the same at some time when one of my bulbs burn out.
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Re: Tried some new LEDs for the trunk Tail/Brake lights

Post by wingpilot08 » Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:15 am

Did similar on my 2008...needed to replace a total of 6 bulbs...but was worth it!!

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipO ... Cy6cVztUId
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Re: Tried some new LEDs for the trunk Tail/Brake lights

Post by M61A1MECH » Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:07 pm

wingpilot08 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:15 am
Did similar on my 2008...needed to replace a total of 6 bulbs...but was worth it!!

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipO ... Cy6cVztUId
The link does not work for me.
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Re: Tried some new LEDs for the trunk Tail/Brake lights

Post by wingpilot08 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:43 am

M61A1MECH wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:07 pm
wingpilot08 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:15 am
Did similar on my 2008...needed to replace a total of 6 bulbs...but was worth it!!

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipO ... Cy6cVztUId
The link does not work for me.
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Re: Tried some new LEDs for the trunk Tail/Brake lights

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:36 am

wingpilot08 wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:43 am
M61A1MECH wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:07 pm
wingpilot08 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:15 am
Did similar on my 2008...needed to replace a total of 6 bulbs...but was worth it!!

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipO ... Cy6cVztUId
The link does not work for me.
Uploaded video to Youtube...

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That video didn't work - you've got the privacy set to "private" on YouTube, so only specific people can see it. Everyone else sees this:



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Re: Tried some new LEDs for the trunk Tail/Brake lights

Post by wingpilot08 » Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:27 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
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Re: Tried some new LEDs for the trunk Tail/Brake lights

Post by Glen773 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:29 am

Did you have to replace the flasher or do anything else for these to work? I have 2002 and have been told I have to replace the flasher unit.

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Re: Tried some new LEDs for the trunk Tail/Brake lights

Post by M61A1MECH » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:36 am

The bike’s flasher is not involved, these lights are only for brake and tail lights, the brake lights are modulated by a flasher unit built into the bulbs by the manufacturer. You only need to worry about the bike’s flasher if you change the turn signals over to LEDs from OEM incandescent.
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Re: Tried some new LEDs for the trunk Tail/Brake lights

Post by Glen773 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:31 pm

Thanks. My mistake I was asking about the turn signals. Forgot that the Goldwing signals are are separate lights.



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