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 Post subject: How to install BA after market tail lights?
Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:10 pm 
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Ok guys.. so i'm buying these lights for my ba xt:
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and im just wondering how to install them... and is it easy? how many wires/plugs are there?.. just a matter of taking out the old and plugging this one in? or what's the go? :)

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:18 pm 
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Hey Mate,

Easy job, should take 5-10 mins. There are two screws obviously behind the boot lid. But behind the boot garnish there is one threaded rod with a nut on it for each tail light. Undo the nut and the two screws and pull it straight back, bang your done. You dont need to unplug it, just twist the globes and they will fall out.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:19 pm 
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Are they LEDS

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to install BA after market tail lights?
Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:41 pm 
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yeah they are LED's

oh okay.. so there's no wires or anything connecting it to the car? lol.. i dont get it.. sorry.. hmm

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to install BA after market tail lights?
Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:46 pm 
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dont u have to wire the leds in, becuase i dont think the normal globes will work in them

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to install BA after market tail lights?
Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:48 pm 
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they are the exact same ones i got mate!! i seen so many of that design but with the normal tail lights (not LED). Your lucky your in NT, ill let that one slide, i haven't seen any falcons with these in Sydney yet :) they are easy as to install, its all the same wiring, just plug and play, but there is a little plastic clip that sits in the corner (bottom right of pic below) of the rear quarter panel, you have to sort of wedge a screw driver gently in there as you pull them out, if you break it (which mine did) they are $7.50 from ford which a rip as the part prolly cost 2 cents from China. You will see the metal pin on the tail light that goes into this clip to see what i am talking about.

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to install BA after market tail lights?
Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:02 pm 
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ohh awesome that makes more sense.. so this clip.. it's basically there to hold the tail light in place? hah and i need to wedge it with a screw driver to release it? .. hah

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:31 am 
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yeah it holds the end of the tail light in against the car. the 2 screws obviously do most of the work but the clip holds the rounded part of the light against the car. Yeah you will need to use a small flat head screw driver and be gentle to wedge the light out of the clip.

Pic of them on my car here - ford-bodykits-f15/show-us-ur-modded-au-ba-bf-t38893-420.html

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:39 pm 
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ohh awesome, yeah ive seen your pics before ahaha they look good, can't wait until i get em. havent seen any one here with them yet :o

thanks for the tips and advice and all :D really appreciate it!

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:43 pm 
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No worries mate, yeah i havnt seen anyone either... well until you get them and post up :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to install BA after market tail lights?
Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:20 pm 
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haha ill deff post the pics up, wont be a while until i get em thou, i really want the extractors and exhaust system first :p

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:30 pm 
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Haahah yeah i went done the visual mods first and then moved onto performance, i went the full exhaust system as well, best thing ever, they respond really well

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:18 pm 
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oh nice, do you have CAI or.. just stock induction still

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:34 pm 
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Just stock induction atm. Once i have done the body kit, the CAI is next on the list so probably a months time i will be installing an ss inductions growler kit. You will find lots of people on here diss you for wasting your money on them as they are pricey but i say if you got the money may as well do it properly. People make their own or install the F6 secondary intake but meh i rather spend the money plus get the nice growl it makes

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:41 pm 
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i made a legal induction growl for 30 bucks, 25 on a cheap, but decent pod filter, then 5 bucks on flute board which i used to make a airbox, the airbox is a temporary design till i get something pre-designed and molded, but hey for 5 bucks it does the trick to keep hot air out of the pod, while making the car legal

 

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