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post #1 of 198 Old 01-18-2006, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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LED taillight upgrade (04 to 06)

I was thinking about upgrading the taillights on the 04 to the LED ones on the 06's. How does the 06 unit light up? Does every bulb light up when you brake and is their a dedicated segment just meant for the turn signals? Or is it set up like the Infiniti FX's? Can someone with an 06 check this out?

This can determine how simple or difficult it can be to do a swap.

(As you may know, on the 03-05, the taillight is segmented into 3 sections one for the brakes, one for the turn signal, and one for the wedge bulb.)
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What is the "wedge bulb"?

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What is the "wedge bulb"?

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It's the top most bulb that only turns on when the headlights are on.
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There is also a fourth bulb that lights up on the side of the rear lights I believe.

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I ordered a pair of the 06 tail lights from Courtesy parts this week, and I'll play around with them this weekend.

I've heard they may not be exactly plug-and-play. I pulled up the wiring diagram for my '05 murano, the wiring is straight-forward, so maybe it won't be too hard to put these in.

Will post more information this weekend...
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Nice.... please document, with pictures and any notes you have. I have a feeling that like me many others may follow your upgrade.

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I ordered a pair of the 06 tail lights from Courtesy parts this week, and I'll play around with them this weekend.

I've heard they may not be exactly plug-and-play. I pulled up the wiring diagram for my '05 murano, the wiring is straight-forward, so maybe it won't be too hard to put these in.

Will post more information this weekend...

Please document. I will order a pair also and try it out when i come back from vacation next week. =)
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Ah the old Murano pioneer spirit... reminds me of the days regarding XM install in an 03... nice job boys.

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Rewiring is not a problem. It is easy. I just find it hard to justify to spend this kind of money to replace perefectly working system.......but than again that's me.......itmay change in the future..

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I've seen the '06 tail lamps. Because they are LED's with ability for varying intensity, the entire lamp lights up when the headlights are on. In braking and turning, the entire lamp increases in intensity (if headlamps/taillamps are on) or just light up (if taillamp is off). Not sure I like the look of a zillion little points of red light. I know that 's the trend, but I prefer the solid look of old lamps better, even if the assembly is segmented into three.
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I find non-LED lights easier on the eye if they happen to be in front of you, plus, I actually like the fact that when incandescent lights turn on or go off, there is a "dimming" action that goes on. LEDs are too abrupt.

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I think that is what makes the LCDs a littler safer... the abrubtness causes other drivers to "repond".

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At 70 MPH you are traveling 102 feet every second, or approximately 1 foot every hundredth of a second. If the "abruptness" of the LED tail lights enable me to react a few hundredths of a second quicker, the extra two or three feet I save may mean all the difference in the world when avoiding, or reducing the severity of, an accident.

I prefer the "warm" look of incandescent tail lamps, but there is no doubt in my mind that LEDS reach full illumination quicker than incandescent lamps. Plus you should never have to change a tail lamp every again. (But if the LED does fail, it is much more expensive to replace. Trade-offs.)

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I like the idea of swapping out the tailights with LEDs. I just don't think it is worth the expense.

Especially for me, since I am leasing....
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For cost, I think just the 3rd brake light should use an LED. Now you'll have both soft/warm brake lights and quick acting LED.

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