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Hello everybody!

One month ago I bought 03 Honda Element for my wife and right after that decided to modified rear tail lights.

To do this:

1. I have modified ASL led lamps - cover had been removed:



2. have incorporated it into Element tails

should be like this (but with less leds - 1 row)




So yesterday it was done – in my opinion new one looks wonderful
It took me 5 hrs to implemented project.

Photos are coming soon (today I hope).

I have also installed led backup bulbs, led H3 fog bulbs, white led 3W parking lights are installed in day light compartment (so that front turn bulb and parking are separated), led interior bulbs, converted side markers to turn signals
 

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Wow, all the way from Russia. Welcome to the forums.

Looks like a cool mod. I actually saw some LED headlamps although they stated that they were for show only. I don't think they had H4 either.

Post some pics of the final result when you are finished.

-Bo-
 

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Nice, I like the look....I've thought about PIAA led fogs under the rear bumper to augment the back up lights....they make them with 10 white LED's in each light houseing and less than 2 inchs tall.....
 

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Hey 'Mike-Rus';
Nice LED's; looks like they will do a good job.
What does the "KATRIN" on the rear hatch stand for?
 

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To modify the factory tail light housings, I'm assuming you used the "oven method" employed to clear the headlights? Did you have to remove much material from the tail light housings to get the LED lights to fit?

I've been considering doing this using parts from BMW or Toyota LED tail light assemblies but this is a MUCH better (read: cheaper) way to do it. I had LEDs all around on my last car (Jeep Grand Cherokee) and I've wanted to do the same on the E but the way the reflectors in the housing are designed, regular LED replacement bulbs look like crap.

Kudos for the enginuity, I think this is the first full LED conversion in the EOC!
 

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To modify the factory tail light housings I did not use "oven method" (it was used only to remove reflector - t=1 min max):


1. ASL led lenses are the best made in the USA led product in tirms of reliability and quality



2. To made ASL lamp more clear I modified it - cover was removed (before mod D=4,3Inchs, after = 4,0)

3. I took 4 inch special tool for drill to make a hole in the
Element t.l.

4. by oven i melted some part of reflector (4,5 inchs wide) to remove it from 4 inch hole. I cut "tongue" of reflector for painting (it was chromed) and installation back to reflector to cover a hole in it (to fix it i used silicone glue)

4. After I painted black edge of housing by chrome paint

5. Using glue gun I fixed led lamp inside housing


Good luck
 

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Strastvuike (sp) looks great! I may be in the baltics later this year. If I go maybe we can meet up and I can get a first hand look at your mods. If not keep up the great work!!!
 

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Thats pretty sexy, ...I love LEDs, anyways, hows the vieing angle on that?
 

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vieing angle =170 grad in H/V directions

And it should be noted it's not possible to discern the hole I made to incorporate led lens - very clean look - like not DIY product

For info and experience look at the link with plenty of half-finished product for LED DIY Mods (in left column - car models - Korean only)

http://xlook.co.kr/shop/

 

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I played around with LEDs for the reverse lights but they didn't throw enough light. Instead I mounted one fog under the center of the rear bumper and it worked out well.
 

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My next led mod will be changing OEM tirn bulbs to led

3W HP Amber Turn Bulbs (7443/7440)




That one is much brighter then this



to simulate that the original light bulbs are installed I'm going to use LED Light Load Equalizers.

there are two options:

1. 2 LLE 3 Ohm for each side (per each turn signal
side)


2. 4 LLE 6 Ohm two in front & two in rear ( per
each LED bulb)


My choise is 3 Ohm



Please download the LED Light Load equalizer installation instructions document.

http://www.LEDLight.com/images/loadequalizer.pdf
 

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For the reverse lights is better to use

VELOCITY LEDS HID WHITE HIGH POWER LED BULB (194)

This light is amazing with the smoothest and brightest light. This bulb has a full 180 degrees of light side to side. Color is simular to white/blue HID lighting found on many high-end cars



This leds are really brighter then OEM 194 bulbs
 

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Tail light lense

Does anyone know if its possible to get the red lense off the tail light housing?
i want an alteza or euro tail light to match all the clear lenses on the front of my E. clear lense with red LED's would look good, i dont want to destroy them opening them, i need the red lenses intact to take molds for the clear lenses. i hope to do this without buying another stock set of tail lights.
Thanks for any ideas.
 

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To GGMGREG

Do you meen taking down red tail light cover?

If so It's not possible absolutely I tried - it inevitably leads to destruction of tails fasteners ( with car body)
 
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