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Old 01-28-2011, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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The Recon 3rd Brake Light for F-150s does not work properly on the Raptor. The wiring diagram is incorrect. The Raptor also has 3 extra LEDs. I'm sure you can get it to work by monkeying around with wiring combinations. But if you want the 3 stock LEDs, dont bother.

I'm sure the product is great for standard F-150s.

UPDATE: I'm gonna figure it out and post the solution up here when I do. That way if someone wants to use the lights, they at least dont get as pissed as I did... :)






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The problem with loosing the leds has been discussed here. If Recon had a Raptor specific 3rd. brake light I know that I would be buying one. The thought of having to figure out the wiring and splicing into some while dead ending others, and on top of loosing the 3 center leds, does not sound appealing to me. Let us know how you make out.


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Got it working. For anyone tempted to put this on here is the mapping...

Recon WHITE - BLACK from cargo plug (not the Brown)
Recon RED - RED from center plug
Recon BLACK - WHITE from center plug

Why WHITE is ground on that plug I will never know but whatever... :)


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Quick snapshot. The cargo light is pretty weak which I dont care about. The brake light is better than the stock unit. It's all LEDs.
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It looks awesome but I still don't like the fact that you have to give up your center marker lights. I don't see why Recon can't make one specifically for the Raptor. It already has the leds, I don't think it would be difficult to do. I believe that the marker lights are a DOT reg. due to the width of the vehicle.
Any chance you can get a picture with the brake lights on?


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Quick snapshot. The cargo light is pretty weak which I dont care about. The brake light is better than the stock unit. It's all LEDs.
well shit, it does look good. had you considered just tinting the stock lens?


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That's what I did and I love it.
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well shit, it does look good. had you considered just tinting the stock lens?
Yea I did but liked the light pattern. With the discount, it was in the "reasonable range". :)


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That's what I did and I love it.
Yours looks better. :)


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That's what I did and I love it.
How would you "TINT" the current Third Brake Light?
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