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Anyone Install This LED 3rd Brake / Cargo Light?

these led 3rd brake lights are the cheaper, non-burtman type:

eBay Motors: 05-07 NISSAN FRONTIER/TITAN LED 3RD BRAKE LIGHT SMOKED (item 170247189335 end time Aug-11-08 16:12:33 PDT)

i am almost positive that no instructions will be included, so i am thinking its the same concept like the burtman one where you have to use the clip to redirect the power.

my questions are:

what is that clip called and where can you buy it because i dont think the seller would include it in the auction?

the wires are different colored than the burtman one. is there a general way to figure out which wires connect so that i dont short anything?

thank you for any assistance or experience with doing the 3rd brake light modification...
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i dont remember the wiring now, but i have that one on my truck. all i did was cut the stock connector off and splice it with the brake light. worked like a charm.

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i dont remember the wiring now, but i have that one on my truck. all i did was cut the stock connector off and splice it with the brake light. worked like a charm.
thanks for the reply.

so by cutting the stock connector, i wouldnt be able to go back to the stock headlights? if so, i'm not sure i want to take that gamble. i'm okay with modding as long as i can go back to stock if i make a mistake...

EDIT AFTER READING YOUR POST AGAIN:

after reading your post again, i think you meant that you cut the stock connector off of the LED 3rd brake light and then spliced it to the wires from the frontier. is that correct? if so, and if you have the time, can you check to see what the wire to wire connection is? if not, it's not a problem. if i can go back to stock if i make a mistake, it's not a bad $50 gamble...

btw, how do you like the lights? any issues?...

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Just cut the connector off the old one and wire it to the new one then plug it in.

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yep, if you butt splice the connector on, then its still really easy to switch back to stock.

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Just wait until you take the stock one out to see what kind of connector it is. Then buy one to put on the new light. Plug it back in and done.

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thanks for all your advice. i think i am now brave enough to try it. i researched a bit and found out that burtman used tap connectors to connect the wires, which i can buy at radio shack. will buy those and just use trial and error to ge the light to work.

thanks again...
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Let us know how it works out.



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Did it work? I'm about to go do mine. Got it in the mail, and going to add a blinker to it.


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worked fine and looks nice, but i did need some help from other members on removing the stock light. if you don't have one already, you need a 8mm deep socket to remove the stock light out and replace it. i also bought tap connectors from radio shack to make wiring look cleaner.

good luck on the install. it was easy and you should have no problem with it.

btw, how are you going to do the blinker thing?
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