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I'm in the process of changing my turn signals to a white color and decided to do a small DIY guide. The reverse lights are pretty bright already so I might just leave those. This guide will be the same for the parking lights and reverse lights as well.


I installed the LED bulbs from my FRS just to see how it'd be and there will be hyperblinking. For my FRS I changed out the signal relay to make the signal work properly without the hyperblinking..I'm not sure what to do with the civic yet so I'm going to just go for Halogen white for now.


Turn Signal bulb : 7440






Remove these two screws holding the tail lights on.




pull the taillight outwards (driver side-to the left. .passenger side-to the right) That should pull the plastic pins out from the body.


Picture of the bulb on (blinking)




Green harness - turn signal
Blue- Reverse lights
Black -tails




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Thanks for the short DiY. Thought it would take more than 2 screws to hold the taillight in. Not complaining, just unexpected.
 

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Thanks for the short DiY. Thought it would take more than 2 screws to hold the taillight in. Not complaining, just unexpected.
I would've thought that too, but the angle/location that the screws are in holds the taillight in from all directions. I wonder if you can push against the taillight towards the back if it moves at all.
 

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So there will be hyper blinking? have you found a solution to this? I was thinking of replacing the rear turn signals with red 7W LED 7440s. Not sure if i'll need resistors yet.
 

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I would've thought that too, but the angle/location that the screws are in holds the taillight in from all directions. I wonder if you can push against the taillight towards the back if it moves at all.
from the trunk, the taillights are basically inaccessible

So there will be hyper blinking? have you found a solution to this? I was thinking of replacing the rear turn signals with red 7W LED 7440s. Not sure if i'll need resistors yet.
I haven't really had time to research around yet but maybe I'll talk to Diode Dynamics about it. Sometimes depending on the wattage, the light may not even power the LED bulb at all. If you do get hyperblinking, you could always try the resistors to stop the hyperblinking.
 

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So there will be hyper blinking? have you found a solution to this? I was thinking of replacing the rear turn signals with red 7W LED 7440s. Not sure if i'll need resistors yet.
I haven't really had time to research around yet but maybe I'll talk to Diode Dynamics about it. Sometimes depending on the wattage, the light may not even power the LED bulb at all. If you do get hyperblinking, you could always try the resistors to stop the hyperblinking.
Here is a day/night video of my new LED Turn signals.
http://youtu.be/u2swRjdU9NE
You do not need to touch the carpet inside the trunk. It's just the two screws, and there's two plastic pointy clips in the back of the casing that pops out. To get them to pop out, simply move the casing the opposite direction of the truck. It's quiet difficult the first time you do it, but after you get the hang of it it's fairly easy to do. If anyone wants me to I can post a video on removing the tail lights.
 

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white turn signals? don't you think people behind you at a stop light are going to think you have your car in reverse?
 

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So there will be hyper blinking? have you found a solution to this? I was thinking of replacing the rear turn signals with red 7W LED 7440s. Not sure if i'll need resistors yet.
I haven't really had time to research around yet but maybe I'll talk to Diode Dynamics about it. Sometimes depending on the wattage, the light may not even power the LED bulb at all. If you do get hyperblinking, you could always try the resistors to stop the hyperblinking.
Here is a day/night video of my new LED Turn signals.
http://youtu.be/u2swRjdU9NE
You do not need to touch the carpet inside the trunk. It's just the two screws, and there's two plastic pointy clips in the back of the casing that pops out. To get them to pop out, simply move the casing the opposite direction of the truck. It's quiet difficult the first time you do it, but after you get the hang of it it's fairly easy to do. If anyone wants me to I can post a video on removing the tail lights.
Did you get hyperblinking? Did you have to modify anything to use LED for the rear turn signals? Which bulb did you use? Thanks.
 

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Great DIY, admins should look into making this part of a sticky that includes links to all the helpful threads on here, DIY's, How-To's, etc.
 

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So there will be hyper blinking? have you found a solution to this? I was thinking of replacing the rear turn signals with red 7W LED 7440s. Not sure if i'll need resistors yet.
I haven't really had time to research around yet but maybe I'll talk to Diode Dynamics about it. Sometimes depending on the wattage, the light may not even power the LED bulb at all. If you do get hyperblinking, you could always try the resistors to stop the hyperblinking.
Here is a day/night video of my new LED Turn signals.
http://youtu.be/u2swRjdU9NE
You do not need to touch the carpet inside the trunk. It's just the two screws, and there's two plastic pointy clips in the back of the casing that pops out. To get them to pop out, simply move the casing the opposite direction of the truck. It's quiet difficult the first time you do it, but after you get the hang of it it's fairly easy to do. If anyone wants me to I can post a video on removing the tail lights.

Hey, I just bought reverse and break LED lights for my new civic but when I unscrewed the tail lights, it seemed pretty tight. I decided to take off the liner to see if I can try to push the tabs out, but with no luck. You say to just pull the tail light away from the car, but I'm worried that would break the tabs, resulting in the purchase of a new assembly! I couldn't find any videos online, except one that pries it off (which I also tried but got scared so stopped). Would you or anyone that is confident with this disassembly be able to take a video and post? If not, I'm thinking of just going over to Honda on Tuesday and paying them to do it.

Thanks in advance!
 
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