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Rear lights, led replacement.


Final result, considerably brighter red lights.

I'm not going to say that this is a easy thing to do. You need to have a basic nohow of electricity and how electrical tings work and lot of patience.

All in all, it can take up to 4 hours to fix one light ore more but it is worth the effort, sins these light are not cheep and we should  stop through things in the bin, instead of fixing them. As I mentioned earlier then these lights are an original HELLA lights but, for some reason they came wired wrongly (for my car at least) and burned out in less than an hour.

The seller refunded me the cost of them so this was a fix of only £.10,00. for two brand new lights. :-)

Much later I found out, that there should have been two resistor boxes and wiring harness with these lights to compensate for the way the lights are wired up. What I did, I change the connection to the way the old lights where, that is, they are now series connected like the original ones. Why Hella decided to ad two resistors and wiring harness is a mystery  to me, when the earlier setup worked fine for over 20 years without thees two boxes and wiring harness.

I have had the lights for more than a year and they work perfectly so far. :-)


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