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DIY 86 GT GTS ZN6 BRZ reverse lights - LED bulb conversion


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1) reach behind the diffuser and twist the T15 locking cap (on the bulb end where the wires are)


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2) remove the globe


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3) push the little wire legs out on each side so the LED base seats firmly (else they can flicker, this is due to the bases being slightly smaller than the halogen) ** PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE UPGRADED THE LEDS TO 17xLED VERSIONS! BRIGHTER THAN THESE!


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4) replace it with the new LED bulb


5) ensure the bulb is around the right way, put the reverse lights on.


6) Put both reverse lights back in


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6) admire your work!


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Things to note

* DON'T try this when the cars still warm, I burned my knuckles :S

* Ensure the reverse lights have been off for a while else you will burn your finger tips.
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far out your number plate lights are incredibly bright! defiantly need to get everything from you soon.

looking good!

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how to buy:

http://www.86forums....ckvue-tpms-etc/
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far out your number plate lights are incredibly bright! defiantly need to get everything from you soon.

looking good!


I am actually trying to source some brighter ones.. My M5 has 24LED numberplate lights lol
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I think the ones that you and I have in our reverse lights are the biggest we can get in there... Don't they almost touch the plastic at the length/size they are now?

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I think the ones that you and I have in our reverse lights are the biggest we can get in there... Don't they almost touch the plastic at the length/size they are now?


yeah but i like bright :P

always looking for better haha
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These are an awsome upgrade, simple and easy! it looks so much better than stock and it just sets the car off nicely :D haha sorry mark I will have to wait till my car arrives :P

I keep watching your DIY's and I get super jelious :( I cant wait.
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ill have to get these i have them dull ones ya gave me , is there one for the rear fog yet? also the gt DRL?
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ill have to get these i have them dull ones ya gave me , is there one for the rear fog yet? also the gt DRL?


no gt drl yet

rear fog is still just the standard one.. i dont use it anyway
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How on earth did you fit your hand behind the diffuser to get the lights out?? I think ill have to wait till I chuck my exhaust on because the stock muffler is too big

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I had the same problem. I just couldn't get in there.
Solution = Lie down under the car.
That way you'll have a much better angle to take them off. Then again the LED bulbs i bought didn't fit but that's not the point =D
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Just got my new LED lights, installation took around 10 mins a little tricky but not hard at all. They look amazing

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Just got my new LED lights, installation took around 10 mins a little tricky but not hard at all. They look amazing

Which ones did you get?
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Did anyone have problems taking the stock bulb out? I can't get it out it's really tight :/

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Did anyone have problems taking the stock bulb out? I can't get it out it's really tight :/

Use both hands to flip the plastic screw-on bulb holder. Or whatever it is called, the thing that holds the bulb. Mine was quite hard to remove either.
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Wholly crap. That space was tight. I could hardly get my hands in there. Got the old out and the new in eventually but it was a bit harder than I thought. Took me about 30 minutes all up and the assembly was a bitch to get back in cause it was so tight.



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which way for you twist to get the bulb holder out? im already having a hard time making sure my hand fits in!



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which way for you twist to get the bulb holder out? im already having a hard time making sure my hand fits in!

Its just like undoing a bolt or screw. clockwise for tight, anticlockwise for loose



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Is there anyone in the bracken ridge area who may be able to help me get the stock bulb out? I have even tried laying under my car and I can't seem to get it out :( would muchly appreciate it. PM me if so :)

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I was barely able to get my bulbs replaced today. Almost got my arm stuck between my diffuser and muffler!!






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