RX8 LED Tail Lamps (pre 08) - Page 2 - RX8Club.com

Notices

RX8 LED Tail Lamps (pre 08)

Reply

 
 
 
Old 03-02-2017, 12:22 PM
  #26  
Jedi Master
iTrader: (7)
 
Jedi54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: The Dark Side
Posts: 21,100
Thanked 445 Times in 291 Posts
^^^ good luck with water getting into them.
just about every set I've ever seen leaks.
Jedi54 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2017, 12:28 PM
  #27  
Sicker than your average
 
Nisaja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Posts: 991
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by Jedi54
^^^ good luck with water getting into them.
just about every set I've ever seen leaks.
A buddy of mine has been using them for over a year and it still looks brand new. No water leakage. Maybe they fixed it.
Nisaja is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2017, 12:48 PM
  #28  
GQM
Garage Quinn Motors
 
GQM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 18
Thanked 6 Times in 3 Posts
You could always reseal them yourself. I'd be curious to see what these look like installed.
GQM is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2017, 07:21 AM
  #29  
Registered
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts


Haven't had any problems with water getting in these.
Nick_83 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Nick_83 For This Useful Post:
Jedi54 (09-11-2017)
Old 09-09-2017, 10:19 PM
  #30  
Registered
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nick_83, are those the same as these Xtune's?:

xTune ALT-ON-MRX804-LED-BK LED Tail Lights-Black [9028410] fit Mazda RX-8 | eBay

in your opinion, how do they really look compared to the oem? does it look like a noticeably cheaper knock-off? really hesitant to buy a set, but I like the look.
shiryu7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2017, 06:41 PM
  #31  
Registered
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: To
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Jedi54 View Post
^^^ good luck with water getting into them.
just about every set I've ever seen leaks.
If you install properly with silicone you shouldn't have any problems
damnonrs is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2017, 11:30 AM
  #32  
6 rotors....I want more!
Thread Starter
 
jaimesix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Redondo Beach , CA
Posts: 205
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by Nick_83 View Post


Haven't had any problems with water getting in these.
i like the one round lamp per side as in 1st gen better The newer 2 lamp versions make a wide eyed rear versus tight eyed gen 1

What I would kike is a red out tail lamp set lime this photo

jaimesix is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2017, 11:46 AM
  #33  
Registered
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I decided to pull the trigger anyways, installed them the other week and think they look great, no regrets. Can't report back about any leaks yet as my car is waiting for her new engine and I haven't driven her.
shiryu7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2018, 07:38 AM
  #34  
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Spyder LED Tailights

I purchased the Spyder Led Tailights for my 05 rx8 and the connectors for the lights did not match the oem connecters. I have looked everywhere for a kit but cant find one help please!
MicahDuncan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2018, 08:19 AM
  #35  
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by MicahDuncan View Post
I purchased the Spyder Led Tailights for my 05 rx8 and the connectors for the lights did not match the oem connecters. I have looked everywhere for a kit but cant find one help please!

****Problem Solved******
MicahDuncan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2018, 09:04 AM
  #36  
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by optimusbhk View Post
I just got these tail lights. Couple of things to note.

1. These lights will fit rx8 without any mods (at least on my 2004).
2. The flat connectors you see fits into tail light socket for stoplight instead of a bulb.
3. Turn signal bulb goes in the middle hole.
4. Two small two pin connectors on the taillight assembly connect to each other (male to female) and not to connector on car.
5. If you remove the gasket (carefully), you can see what socket goes with what connectors.

Hope this helps.
This Helped Alot
MicahDuncan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2018, 07:32 PM
  #37  
Registered
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Stamford, CT
Posts: 618
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I bought the Xtune tail lights; but the instructions were omitted, so I had to figure it out. It also looks like a resistor might have been omitted; because as soon as I took my foot off the brake after starting the engine after completing the installation, the ABS and traction control lights went on and stayed on. I didn't go anywhere near any of the calipers or ABS sensor wiring. Is it plausible that this could be due to an omitted resistor? If so, how can I best calculate the value of the needed resistor to address the issue?
longpath is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2018, 06:59 PM
  #38  
Registered Lunatic
iTrader: (1)
 
Tamas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: SF Bay Area, California
Posts: 3,467
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Yes, a resistor should help with this. It certainly helped me when I installed all LED bulbs years ago, and had the same problem.
I used some wirewound resistor from Radio Shack, but don't remember exactly the size or wattage, and I'm not near my car so I could check... but Radio Shack is not around anyway

Hopefully someone else will chime in with the proper resistor data.
Tamas is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2018, 07:23 PM
  #39  
转子之魂
 
UnknownJinX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 1,636
Thanked 237 Times in 217 Posts
Yep, on an S1, LED brake light bulbs can trigger ABS malfunction.

Depending on how often you brake, a resistor could get hot. Think about how filament bulb works - they light up the filament by making it white hot.

I recommend these as I used them before for my old Accord and they work pretty well.

http://www.vleds.com/shop-products/v...-6-duotap.html
UnknownJinX is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2018, 06:13 AM
  #40  
Registered Lunatic
iTrader: (1)
 
Tamas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: SF Bay Area, California
Posts: 3,467
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
That VLEDS resistor is nice and one should be enough to avoid the problem.
Tamas is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2018, 07:13 AM
  #41  
Registered
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Stamford, CT
Posts: 618
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by UnknownJinX View Post
Yep, on an S1, LED brake light bulbs can trigger ABS malfunction.

Depending on how often you brake, a resistor could get hot. Think about how filament bulb works - they light up the filament by making it white hot.

I recommend these as I used them before for my old Accord and they work pretty well.

VLR-6 RESISTOR W/ DUOTAP HARNESS - Turn Signal - Brake - Resistors - Shop Products
Originally Posted by Tamas View Post
That VLEDS resistor is nice and one should be enough to avoid the problem.
Thanks to both of you. I like that the VLR-6 has more surface area. Iíll be going with these. I have written to VLEDS to confirm my supposition that I will need two VLR-6ís per brake light to emulate the two filaments in the OEM bulb, and will go with their recommendation.
longpath is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2018, 08:43 AM
  #42  
Registered Lunatic
iTrader: (1)
 
Tamas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: SF Bay Area, California
Posts: 3,467
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
I said one should be enough because I remember that when I had the same issue, just putting back the one filament bulb into the center brake light fixed the problem (for me). Then I added a single resistor behind the trunk lid liner before swapping to the LED bulb, and all is well.
Of course having two should not hurt... and they will certainly recommend getting not one but two

Last edited by Tamas; 10-23-2018 at 09:09 AM.
Tamas is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
digitalmonkey79
RX-8 Discussion
4
07-29-2016 03:33 PM
TomX8
Series I Exterior Appearance and Body Kits
0
06-23-2016 04:32 PM
wankelbolt
RX-8 Parts For Sale/Wanted
2
06-19-2016 06:28 PM
RedDream
RX-8 Parts For Sale/Wanted
1
06-15-2016 08:58 AM
slowismooth
New Member Forum
9
06-13-2016 07:52 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Quick Reply: RX8 LED Tail Lamps (pre 08)


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.