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    Default How to Video: Replacing the factory Rear License Plate, Brake & Reverse Lights w/ LED


    We are producing a series of "How To" Videos to assist the smart car community in how to install aftermarket parts and accessories on their smart.

    This is one of our first ones on how to properly replace the factory License Plate, Rear Brake and Reverse Light Bulbs with LED and SMD Bulbs. Hope it helps.

    More videos to come...

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    cool.......

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    Hi Clyde, Great Video!!! I have put LED bulbs in the front turn signal before and they triggered a Rapid flash as if the bulb was burned out. How is it that this install does not, or does it? I'd love to match my rears, I already have an LED up in the high mount brake light with a pulse module.

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    Hi Clyde, Great Video!!! I have put LED bulbs in the front turn signal before and they triggered a Rapid flash as if the bulb was burned out. How is it that this install does not, or does it? I'd love to match my rears, I already have an LED up in the high mount brake light with a pulse module. What is the difference in functionality between the two brake light bulbs?

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    @Tony ,

    You will still get a Rapid Flash since you are replacing stock bulbs with LED/SMDs since they draw less current.

    Give us a call at 562-981-6800 and we will be glad to assist you and go over options.

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    Uggg! that is what I was hoping not to get. I wish someone would figure out a way to reprogram the on board computer to disable this and let the lights flash normal as LED's. I have no desire to install a device to draw draw amps to fake the system, when it should be a simple programming update, allowing fully the use of LED's all the way around.

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    the smart does that, if it thinks a bulb is spent, it flashes fast, i had a brake light go "iffy", and it flashed fast till i whacked it a couple times and then it came back to normal, now i carry a pair of bulbs in my glove compartment.

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