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Old 07-14-2007, 02:36 AM   #1
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Cool DIY: JDM RS Tail Light Installation

I searched and couldn't find an install guide for these things, so I decided to make one myself. I'm in IT, so when it comes to installing stuff, I suck. I can build a secure multi-site VPN, but I can't change my own oil. This install is mega easy... was going to get my friend to help me with but I was impatient.

Stuff you'll need:

JDM RS Tail Lights (duh!)
2 x JDM Wiring Connector Part #82824-52050
10mm wrench
Flathead screwdriver
Small allen key.

First step is to open the trunk, and get access to the tail lamps. Using your flat head screwdriver, carefully pry the top of this cover off:


This exposes the tail lights assembly:


Using the wrench, remove the 2 nuts that hold the lamp in place. Be careful not to drop the nut (hehe), it'll be impossible to find. Once the nuts are off, pull the rear cluster out. It's clipped on with a plastic piece so you'll need a bit of force. Don't worry, nothing will break. Once it's out, apply pressure to the top of this connector using your screwdriver:


And pull the plug out. Make sure when you pulled the cluster out, the white plastic clip stays on the car. If it's stuck on the cluster like so:


Pry it off with the screwdriver:


Now, the fun part. You have to wreck your stock connector on the car side. If someone knows how to do this without wrecking it, let me know! It's important that the metal clips at the end of each wire is not broken, thus, it's better to wreck the plastic clip which is replacable if you want to go back to stock. Stick the allen key into the slot with no wire and push up on it:


This lifts the top clip cover up slightly, use your screwdriver to pry the entire cover up like so:


Then pull the whole top off:


Next, use the screwdriver and carefully lift up each of the plastic tabs that hold in the metal clip at the end of the wire:


Pull the wire out carefully to avoid damage:


Once all the wires are pulled out, your clip should look mangled like this hehe:


Grab the new connector:


Look at it from the end. There are 4 holes on the top row and 2 on the bottom on each corner. I'll number them for reference.

1 2 3 4
5 x x 6

The clip looks like this:


The passenger side wires are as follows:

2 - Grey
3 - Red
4 - White w/Black Stripe
5 - Orange
6 - Yellow



The driver side wires are as follows:

2 - Green
3 - Brown
4 - White w/Black Stripe
5 - Purple
6 - Light Green



Remember the white plug? Make sure it's still on the car. If you had to remove it from the cluster, slap it back on the car like so:


Plug the new connector into the car. Test the 4 lights. Reverse, lights on (dim brakes), brakes on, and turn signal. Once it's tested, push the cluster in, bolt the 2 nuts back on each side carefully... make sure you don't drop the nuts! Close the covers, and you're done!



Enjoy!
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Old 07-14-2007, 02:38 AM   #2
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o man......this makes everything so much easier haha. Thanks for the DIY. Will do after i get my tail lights in late July ^^
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Old 07-14-2007, 03:25 AM   #3
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Now that's a quality DIY!
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Old 07-14-2007, 05:06 AM   #4
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NICE !!!
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Old 07-14-2007, 08:07 AM   #5
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Nice.

I think the rest of us were in too much of a hurry to get these installed to take photos.
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Old 07-14-2007, 08:37 AM   #6
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Well done!
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Old 07-14-2007, 08:40 AM   #7
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really good diy, car came out great, these tails really alter the ass of the car
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Old 07-14-2007, 09:08 AM   #8
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Great job on the DIY. Thank you!
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Old 07-14-2007, 09:20 AM   #9
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nice ... sticks out a little .. gives the car a more beefy look
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Old 07-14-2007, 09:20 AM   #10
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Old 07-14-2007, 10:51 AM   #11
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hehe glad I can help others! It was pretty frustrating searching for install help, pieces of instructions were littered on several threads, and finiding english wiring instructions with proper color names was a chore too (what the hell is Ash? haha). Voltmeter is your friend!

I actually went half way thru the install before I realized I should take pics and do a write up haha.
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Old 07-14-2007, 11:46 AM   #12
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Nice DIY. Thanks!
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Old 07-14-2007, 03:32 PM   #13
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Wahhh... there wasn't a DIY for these before? LoL oops would of done one way back in March =p.

Great DIY, pretty much how I did it. Looks great!
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Old 07-14-2007, 04:36 PM   #14
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I believe in God.
I pray every night for a better and easier tomorrow, and now I see He just sent an angel with the message of "Vitz JDM Tail-light Mod" in detail pics, because this will save me at least uno hr some day next week.

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Old 07-14-2007, 05:57 PM   #15
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That is a good DIY, now if someone could post where to buy those lights because I'm sure as hell can't find them
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$73.96 for shipping!!!! Any vendors here on this site?
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