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Old 05-05-2011, 12:23 AM
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I just got in my smoked 3rd brake light and it looks great. Really goes with the theme...

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The job:
The stock brake light is just held on with two phillips head screws, but also has some silicone sealant to keep it from leaking. I took out the two screws and then used a flathead wrapped in a rag to gently pry up on each side to break the seal. You will find three bulbs all run into one wiring harness. Pull that wiring harness off the plastic holder to give you enough slack to undo the bulbs. Take them out and twist into the new light. I didn't use any sealant, but I may go back and add some later. Took me longer to get to mine thru the back window than it did to swap the lights. I ordered my light from ebay from smoked_lights. He did a great job and the cost was really reasonable.



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Old 05-05-2011, 12:42 AM
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So where's the finished product? Is in in the photo that didn't load?
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Old 05-05-2011, 12:53 AM
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There shouild be three photos. First, before shot. Second, the two brake lights side by side. Third, finished product. Are they not loading?
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They loaded for me. Looks really good man!
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lookin good bud...reps for that
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Are the cargo lights on the bottom of the light now instead of in the middle?
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Looks fantastic on your white RAM Is that a Recon or different manfacturer ? I put the Recom on mine and love it. I did not put any extra sealent as well and so far no leaks. Great mod, reps to ya........
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Are the cargo lights on the bottom of the light now instead of in the middle?
I'm not sure I'm following what you are asking. The cargo lights and brake light are all mounted straight across the light...
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Looks fantastic on your white RAM Is that a Recon or different manfacturer ? I put the Recom on mine and love it. I did not put any extra sealent as well and so far no leaks. Great mod, reps to ya........
I couldn't see spending the money on a recon and then smoking it so I went with an OEM smoked one. Got it for 30 bucks cheaper than a recon. I may go back and add sealant later, but with the foam around it I'm not real concerned about it leaking...
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Lookin good man! Really adds to the truck!
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Looks great. Seems like your truck was manufactured from the factory better than mine! My light bulb went out on my 3rd brake light and the dealership had to first off break the light in order to get it off because it was sealed because of a problem they had with those years and water leaking through the light into the headliner. After having my truck there all day and them replacing it I took it through a car wash and of course now water is coming through my headliner on the inside of my truck. Pretty furious to say the least.
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