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Hi,

i am Maik from Germany.
Beneath my 94' Single Turbo Supra, i am driving a 2013 GT-R Black Edition.

Short question, didn't find a related answer.
In my 3rd brake light in the rear spoiler there are some LED's dead.
Did i have to remove the middle part of the rear wing complete to get the brake light off ?
did anyone had the same problem ?
did anyone know which LED's are fitted in the brake light (can they be replaced, and if yes: how can the light itself be opened?)

Thank you very much in advance

best regards

Maik
 

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Hello Maik, I believe you have to take the rear spoiler off to get access to the brake light.

But I don't know if you can replace the LED bulbs or its a sealed unit.

I'd hope its the former.

Someone else was asking on this forum a couple of months on the same issue and at that time Welcome - TheGTRShop.com had a complete brake light unit in stock for sale.

Good luck with the fix and let us know how you get on :)
 

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Thank you,

i will try to get it out and repair it.
At my Supra 3rd brake light i had years ago the same issue, and there i get it opened with a Dremel, and fixed the defective LED's, closed it with industrial glue, and it works since years.

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So,
yesterday i removed the 3rd brakelight.
I will try at the weekend to open it and repair/replace the dead LED's, may be i will replace them all.
Will try to make photos in order to make a DIY of it.

Best regards

Maik
 

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OK,

here we go !
I have ordered 35 LED s - you need 32 if you want to replace all of them in the light.

i choose 5mm - 10000MCD - white - 35 pieces

cost me incl shipping about 17€

then the complicate parts started.
I had to open the light with a Dremel. Please pay attention not to brake the plastic !!(see photos)
i guess in my case the pre owner has broken the light when wrapping the car. Therefore everything is very rusty inside...so i had to clean everything with Isopropanol.

You have to remove 3 little screws (left, middle, right) re get the platine off.

The you can start to unsolder the led s - this is a part of annoying work.

Now i am at that point to solder the new led s to the platine.
will keep you updated !

btw: a new brakelight will cost 144$ at Amayama + TAX + Shipping - round about 180€
 

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Did you have to take the whole spoiler off just to get to the brake light? Thats a nightmare, I have 3 LEDs out but even the thought of removing the colour coded stickers to reveal the bolt holes seems like an absolute pain not to ruin

Fair play to you. Could you not have ordered a generic LED bar and just replaced the whole internals?
 

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when you have once removed the spoiler it is no big deal !
First to get off the middle part (wich is taped) but the other screws are easy.
Second time i did it was about 5-10 minutes...
the stickers can be used again if you remove them gently.

as said above a new led bar will cost about 180€ - and if one can handle it for about 20€...why not ;)

will try to finish it today (soldering) will upload more pics and hopefully the bar will light again wit all LED s :)

regards

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so i have finished it yesterday.

a friend soldered the led's because in the middle the alignment changed.
but at the end i am very happy with the result.
i fixed the damaged plastic, sticked the parts first wirh normal Glue after that with 2 component industrial glue.
Have taken some pics, also pics before and after the fixing of the LED's

Hope you liked it, if you have any questions...
may be some of you with the same problems will do it the same.

regards

Maik
 

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