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97-93 626 Exterior Led Conversion

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*2 Red 41 smd spider LED (1157 bulb for outside tail lights)

*2 Red 42 smd mast LED (1157 bulb for inside tail lights)

*2 Amber 41 smd spider LED (1157 bulb for front parkIng/turn sIgnal lights)

*2 Super white 42 smd mast LED (1156 bulb for the reverse/back-up lights)

*2 Amber 42 smd mast LED (1156 bulb for the rear turn signal lights)

Here is a quick video I made unboxing the LEDs

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those look pretty sweet, you gotta let us see how they turn out on the car... i've been considering going led for a while now...

Thanks, I have a few pics and I gotta make a night video of the LED lights.

I'm very happy with the way it turned out, they are really bright and nice hue. Besides for looks, the car was in dire need of brighter lights as I have blacked out my tail lights with a glossy dark vinyl.

The spider LEDs are cool but more expensive and difficult to install. Also my third brake light is LED too, just need some super white LEDs for the license plate.

Look on my profile's car pics/mods there you can see how the car looks like with the blacked out tail lights http://mazda626.net/garage/vehicle/303-mazda-626/

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Let me know how this bulb swap goes for you, especially the turn signals. Be interested to see if these work.

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I really want to see how these turned out.

The Spider LEDs are hard to install and since the bulbs are at an angle(diagonal) some of the arms won't spread out all the way.

Keep in mind my tailings are blacked out; the LED bulbs look brighter than the filament ones..

Sorry for the delay on the pics and video, should have it up by tonight.

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Let me know how this bulb swap goes for you, especially the turn signals. Be interested to see if these work.

Apparently there are 2 relays, one for the turn signal and one for the Hazard flashers, these bulbs do hyper-flash but I don't mind as they are pretty bright, but yeah if you prefer normal on/off speed then you'll need to install load resistors on each bulb (I'm not a big fan of these as they heat up substantially) or a relay for electronic LEDs with lower speed(best solution but good luck finding one for our cars)

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It's because of the lower wattage of the bulbs which the CPU senses as a malfunctioning bulb and will blink the flashers twice as fast. A good solution is normally to get replacements that replicate the same wattage and that would require a LOT of LED's per bulb, it would be insanely bright. You could probably wire up a custom set of LED's to do that but it would require removing the tail lens as you can't fit that many LEDs even in a spider type bulb through the bulb housing. You would need to remove the tail lens. Just food for thought for anyone considering swapping to LED's.

I really like the spider bulb it's a new way to pack more LED's per bulb. It's genius. Unfortunately you can't pack enough LED's to match most cars stock wattage requirement to get past the double fast blinking. I would like to see you continue with the install and show how to wire up resistors or a method to fix the fast blinking. Great stuff thanks for the video. Also would like to see another video and your thoughts on them now after the install. Pictures are good but video is great. Oh and how much for the full set like you got?

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Alright here we go... spider LEDs are the ones @ outermost tail lights and mast LEDs @ innermost tail light.

Whit the Hazard flasher you can see that it. Turn sIgnal lights up at normal speed(I haven't changed the front parking lights yet, they are really hard to fit in the healight housing), but when using the actual turn signals it will hyper-flash.

I'm very pleased with the results, really needed this upgrade because my as mentioned earlier the tail lights are blacked-out and I got pulled over a few timesfor It(no ticket ;-)

Also the third brake light is LED. Over all, these lights are nice color and pretty bright, I've spent about $80 for all the lights from eBay, Chinese seller, good service and fast shipping.

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those look awesome man, don't think i need the brightness but i love the way they have a crisp on off action instead of fading in and out like bulbs do... and i've definately gotta get me some of those whites for reversing.... they're amazing... top job dude, give yourself a biscuit...

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I really want to see how these turned out.

The Spider LEDs are hard to install and since the bulbs are at an angle(diagonal) some of the arms won't spread out all the way.

Keep in mind my tailings are blacked out; the LED bulbs look brighter than the filament ones..

Sorry for the delay on the pics and video, should have it up by tonight.

Looks like the US models have an extra set of (inner) taillights. The rear of my car, the outer taillights work as both brake and lights. My inner ones are just reflectors!

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I really want to see how these turned out.

The Spider LEDs are hard to install and since the bulbs are at an angle(diagonal) some of the arms won't spread out all the way.

Keep in mind my tailings are blacked out; the LED bulbs look brighter than the filament ones..

Sorry for the delay on the pics and video, should have it up by tonight.

Looks like the US models have an extra set of (inner) taillights. The rear of my car, the outer taillights work as both brake and lights. My inner ones are just reflectors!

Makes sense since you guys need the space to allocate that cool license plate of yours :-)Feel free to post a pic of your tail lights at night with them on for comparison sake...

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those look awesome man, don't think i need the brightness but i love the way they have a crisp on off action instead of fading in and out like bulbs do... and i've definately gotta get me some of those whites for reversing.... they're amazing... top job dude, give yourself a biscuit...

Thanks man, much appreciated.Ya, the white ones were a night & day difference (literally)... wait wait, the difference was Clear. LOL! A set of those cost me about $12 shipped

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Damn, I'm actually surprised that they're that bright! Looks baller man! ;)

Lol tnx man :-)Imagine if I didn't have the tails blacked out :-P .

..I'll post another video one I install the front corner lights so u guys can see,, they are tricky to install tho ahahhahah!

I also replaced my instrument cluster lights with green LEDs and all the buttons and a/c too(a lot of those little light bulbs were burned out so I upgraded them) while at it. I love the all green interior theme looks stock but those LEDs are a really nice hue of green and are a bit brighter too...Andy

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I'm sure superbrightleds.com would have that relay.

Tnx Xeno, would you know by any chance which one of the relays it is ?I also have no idea where in the car they are located or what do the relays look like.

Here is the link, have a look : http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/led-vehicle-replacement-bulbs/vehicle/1994-mazda-626--installation+accessories/36-170--528376/

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To stop your indicators from flashing fast like there is a blown bulb you need to connect one of these:(at any point in the wiring, by the bulb or flasher unit under the dash)

http://www.truckbitsaust.com.au/narva-12-volt-led-load-resistor/

Just one per side (left and right) in parallel with your led bulb. Can be the front or back one or near the flasher unit itself.

Dont know if you already knew this, Just a tip

Does look sweet

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I finally got around to changing the front parking lights with the amber Spider LEDs, what a PITA to install!

Word of advice,DON'T get spider LEDs specially for the front as they won't fully open due to the reflector lens inside the headlight, plus i had to do some magic to make them fit. Again, don't get these, get the 42 SMD mast 1157 LED bulb instead (cheaper too).

So here is the video, they are a nice bright yellow color...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2nORyh-od8

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Regular bulb and then Spider LEDs(note the brighter yellow coloration)

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Finnaly replaced the license plate lights(neede these badly as I have a clear/smoked lense over the plate) with 194 5-SMD LED bulbs, nice and bright.

* what a strange design for the license plate light housing O_o. The lense is larger than the housing and its sealed with some type of grey glue wich You have to brake to take it apart to remove the bulb, I just sed silicone to re-seal it ^_^ . I've never seen anything like it...

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Thanks for sharing all of this.

I do wish I got to see more comparison pics stock on one side LED on other. I've herd the biggest drawback to LED's is the uniformity of light, so some angles will make them not look as bright.

Do you think this is the case for these? Or do the LED's seem brighter from every angle?

Also ND28, I saw some paintball and xbox videos on youtube, I sent you a PM, that you are probably very interested in :thumbsup: .

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