First update and pics will follow after I get some shots at dark. Day light are looking good. Compelte rear "V" mode with SMT LED bulbs did not go off as planned and I got to get into the wiring diagram today and see what could be the culprit.
1st, Turn signals
I installed a 6ohm 25watt load EQ on each of the rear signals in the bulb area. Put a Red 48LED wide angle 12Watt bulb in each side and they fill out the turn signal nicely. They do not appear extemely brighter then the 3157's like you will see in comparison to the 120SMTs however, if your trying to stay on budget you are gaining a very good fill for only 20 bucks a bulb. At this point I am satisfied and weighing out the cost, think I will keep them there.
Middle Brake light
I had previously incorporated KansasGuardsman's mod that disabled the two relays which keep the two middle bulbs from coming on as brake lights when you have a turn signal on. While this did resolve the problem for a 3157 bulb, it does not for an LED causing the LED to illuminate on the HIGH/Bright side as if the brake was engaged. I reinstalled a 3157 on the right and left the SMT48 installed on the left and the LED on the left worked correctly when the brake was applied. I put both LEDs back in and it reverted to full bright again. Both 3157s and it worked as normal or if you had 1 and 1. Note that the upper element was lit. Getting into the wiring schematics later today/tonight. For now, I left 3157's installed so I can get comparison shots for day and night. I think you will be impressed with the improved appearance.
Lower brake light.
Installed red 120SMT and all I can say is WOW! Absolutely the way to go especialy if your not counting pennies. It brings this light to life. As a test I did NOT install a Load EQ and cruise control still works. This is very important I felt, I tested all modes of the cruise on the way to work and solid.
Will need to see what happens when I revert the middle brake lights to the 48SMT's. With the middle using 3157's I have a nice delay when applying the brake on the middle set of lights with the lower 120SMTs glowing BRIGHT and about a .5 sec delay on the middle bulbs coming on. So its a nice transition that looks a little differnt. Will ensure I get a video of this before swapping out the middle back to the LED's as this would significantly reduce the cost for this upgrade making it under 130 bucks. for turn signals and lower brakes.
Ok, this is it for now. Again, I will be posting pics and video once complete. Thought I might do a quick update as I seem to not do well at posting once im done... lol...
2011 White Vision - Nuvi 550, Lowers, Lloydz 2nd filter, Vic perf filter, CB/Icom, 96 Brake LED's, Clear Signal lens/Switchbacks, VIC Hwy Pegs, Stebel Horn, 7Jurock 15" Shield, PCV, Lloyd ATS and Variable intake, Ness honkers
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