Enable outer LED ring on adaptive brake lights DIY

 

NOTE: If you have retrofitted your LEDs, this is not the guide for you. Instead use: http://www.tigerdave.com/led_mod/

 

I’d rate this DIY a 2 on a scale of 1-10 for difficulty, with 10 being the hardest. It should take you about 5 min total.

 

Things you’ll need:

-2 Wire taps

-2 butt caps (not the real name… and you could use electrical tape, etc for this)

-needle nose pliers or scissors

 

Drivers side:

 

1) Remove driver side trunk light

 

2) Disconnect brake light wire.

 

3) Peel back the tape about 2-3 inches so you have access to the wires

 

3) Cut the green wire with the yellow stripe about 3 inches from the plug

 

4) Use the wire tap to connect the brake light end of the yellow/green wire to the black wire with a green stripe (which should run through the tap).

 

5) Insulate the other end of the yellow/green wire

 

6) Tuck away so you can put the trunk light back in

 

7) Reattach trunk light

 

Picture of complete tap, drivers side:

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Passenger side:

 

1) Remove passenger side trunk light

 

2) Disconnect brake light wire.

 

3) Peel back the tape about 2-3 inches so you have access to the wires

 

3) Cut the green wire with the red stripe about 3 inches from the plug

 

4) Use the wire tap to connect the brake light end of the green/red wire to the black wire with a blue stripe (which should run through the tap).

 

5) Insulate the other end of the green/red wire

 

6) Tuck away so you can put the trunk light back in

 

7) Reattach trunk light

 

Picture of complete tap, passenger side:

Software: Microsoft Office

 

Result:

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Before:

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After:

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