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#1 Austin88ESiR

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 02:48 PM

Kudos to Josh (Red 88TSI) for posting how to rewire US lights to function as Aussie (but still keeping US lights):

http://www.starquestclub.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=37443

But if you have the actual Euro/JDM lights with the separate amber turn signals, here is the procedure for those.  

http://www.beyonddarwin.com/starion/JDMtail.html



Edited by Austin88ESiR, 30 July 2008 - 07:48 AM.

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 03:44 PM

And if you want some JDM lights PM me  biggrin.gif  Sorry to post hijack

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 04:42 PM

hi..  have installed a set of  euro lights on mi quest and was able to make work everithing except the turn lights  ,hazards work ok,,  but no turn lights right or left they stay lit when you try them  wont flash ,,,  have follow the procedure of  the web site but no luck at that point,  does anibody? hve made the the mod and work 100%  ??? PLEASE NEED HELP on this.. (turn lights were working 100% before the mod) also replaced the flasher unit with a heavy duty electronic one..

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#4 Austin88ESiR

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 07:36 AM

QUOTE (BORIQUEST87TSI @ Jul 29 2008, 04:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hi..  have installed a set of  euro lights on mi quest and was able to make work everithing except the turn lights  ,hazards work ok,,  but no turn lights right or left they stay lit when you try them  wont flash ,,,  have follow the procedure of  the web site but no luck at that point,  does anibody? hve made the the mod and work 100%  ??? PLEASE NEED HELP on this.. (turn lights were working 100% before the mod) also replaced the flasher unit with a heavy duty electronic one..
The info I have posted on my site works.  Double check the wiring and also remember to cut the wire from the hazards at the switch.

Edit:  Which procedure are you following? Josh's only works for domestic tail lights which has all red lenses.  My procedure is for the tail lights with the separate amber turn signals.  The two procedures are not interchangeable due to the differences in the pinouts of the wiring harnesses.

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 12:09 PM

QUOTE (Austin88ESiR @ Jul 30 2008, 09:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The info I have posted on my site works.  Double check the wiring and also remember to cut the wire from the hazards at the switch.

Edit:  Which procedure are you following? Josh's only works for domestic tail lights which has all red lenses.  My procedure is for the tail lights with the separate amber turn signals.  The two procedures are not interchangeable due to the differences in the pinouts of the wiring harnesses.


hi austin ,, yes its for the euro amber corners ones, and yes have cut it the wire on hazard switch you specified on the tutorial,,  everithing works running lights brake lights etc..  hazards ok  but no turn lights?   can you drop me ani ideas on this?  when you activate the turn ligths theylight up but dont flash..   so all the remaining functions works so it could still be wiring? any chance that you can make me one of those harness? il gladly will pay for it  , i was searching for a set of these for long time and want them to function properly.... let me know thanks.

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 01:05 PM

Sounds like a flasher unit problem. Did you get the EL-12 flasher, that's the one most of us who have put in a new one have gone to? Might have just got a defective one, hopefully.
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 06:08 PM

QUOTE (D_Venable @ Jul 30 2008, 03:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sounds like a flasher unit problem. Did you get the EL-12 flasher, that's the one most of us who have put in a new one have gone to? Might have just got a defective one, hopefully.


have tried both flashers the stock one  and the new one but same results  ,  turn lights were working before the the swap..

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:47 AM

QUOTE (BORIQUEST87TSI @ Jul 30 2008, 07:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
have tried both flashers the stock one  and the new one but same results  ,  turn lights were working before the the swap..


Well, the stock one is load based, and it normally runs 2 bulbs, so if you only have one hooked to it, then that'll probably cause it to stay on constant, especially if you've put LED bulbs in.

Which Electronic flasher did you get?
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 06:47 PM

did you happen to blow out a front bulb?
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 07:23 PM

QUOTE (D_Venable @ Jul 31 2008, 01:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, the stock one is load based, and it normally runs 2 bulbs, so if you only have one hooked to it, then that'll probably cause it to stay on constant, especially if you've put LED bulbs in.

Which Electronic flasher did you get?


got EL-12 FLASHER

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 07:24 PM

QUOTE (shift1313 @ Sep 4 2008, 07:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
did you happen to blow out a front bulb?



ALL the bulbs are ok... checked ..

still no luck on this.....

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 09:57 PM

When i put US lights on my car (done it with 2 cars now) ive used the exsisting bulb holders so all the wiring stays the same. Ive found swapping in overseas bulb holders makes things stop working.
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 03:30 AM

QUOTE (jd_stazza_brendan @ Sep 4 2008, 09:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
When i put US lights on my car (done it with 2 cars now) ive used the exsisting bulb holders so all the wiring stays the same. Ive found swapping in overseas bulb holders makes things stop working.
The bulb holders were the same, the were just wired to run as 1156 in an 1157 set up. I changed out the pig tails because they were not set up for running/brake lights.  The turn indicators should have stayed the same.  The fact that his hazzards work and his turn indicators come on but don't flash points to something else.  Without actually being there to test things, I am at a loss for suggestions.
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 11:25 PM

QUOTE (Austin88ESiR @ Sep 15 2008, 01:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The bulb holders were the same, the were just wired to run as 1156 in an 1157 set up. I changed out the pig tails because they were not set up for running/brake lights.  The turn indicators should have stayed the same.  The fact that his hazzards work and his turn indicators come on but don't flash points to something else.  Without actually being there to test things, I am at a loss for suggestions.
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Posted 23 February 2020 - 08:45 PM

That beyonddarwin website is down now.  Is this info still out there for the amber turn signal conversion?

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 09:38 PM

Try this link instead.

http://www.beyonddar...on/JDMtail.html

Edited by techboy, 23 February 2020 - 09:41 PM.

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Posted 12 May 2020 - 10:54 AM

So apparently that link is officially down now.  I haven't done the modifications to my car yet for the Euro tails, when I do I'll take pics, make a new thread, and document the process so we have a new resource for this.
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Posted 14 May 2020 - 02:39 AM

That would be nice.  Dead links suck.




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