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GEN 1 3rd brake light repair

Discussion in 'Ford SVT Raptor General Discussions [GEN 1]' started by daddycreswell, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. daddycreswell

    daddycreswell FRF Addict

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    I know there are tons of threads about the 3rd brake light problems, but has anyone figured out a way to repair the LED in them after they fail? Instead of spending $300.00 plus for a new one. I really don't like the aftermarket ones that are available. Has to be someone who is good with that type of thing around.
     
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    Some guys have fixed them.

    I grabbed a spare one for $130 the day Ford jacked the prices.
     
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    Wish there was a write up on doing that.

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    I have a 2010 and need to replace - debating just getting the stock unit and adding Led bulbs or it looks like the 2014 had an Led option and rock auto has it listed as DORMAN 923099 {#AL3Z13A613G. Would that work ?
     
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    What is wrong with yours?
    Knock on wood but mine is still working fine.

    2010
    https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts/ford-high-mount-lamp-al3z13a613g/?c=Zz1lbGVjdHJpY2FsJnM9aGlnaC1tb3VudGVkLXN0b3AtbGFtcCZpPU1BMDk5NTU1JnI9MSZhPWZvcmQmbz1mLTE1MCZ5PTIwMTAmdD1zdnQtcmFwdG9yJmU9Ni0ybC12OC1nYXM=

    2014
    https://www.tascaparts.com/auto-par...ne/electrical-cat/high-mounted-stop-lamp-scat

    If you search 2010 and 2014 on Ford Parts the stop Halogen bulbs are the same, and the amber leds are same.

    The Rock Auto one is $219.79 that's about $40+ cheaper than on Ford Parts website
    And is the same for 2010-2014

    Can you change the Halogen stop bulbs to LEDs, not sure, you would have to ask one of our vendors.

    https://www.fordraptorforum.com/thr...aja-rigid-at-4x4truckleds-com-and-more.64586/

    @4x4TruckLEDs.com

    If you search further on Rock Auto, they have replacement bulbs.
    https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog...+&+socket,brake+light+bulb+-+high+mount,13673
     
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    It's not just a normal F150 light with LEDs in place of halogens. It has 3 LEDs that other F150s do not have at all. It's part of the 80+ inch wide DOT requirements.
     
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    Yeah, I was looking at that, both Ford Parts and Rock Auto show the same lamp.

    But it does seem like you can change the Halogen stop and cargo bulbs to LED or brighter Halogens.
     
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    The Car Stereo Company aka nosbusa Supporting Vendor

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    yes you can change the bulbs out.
     
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    There are a lot of cheap recon/ amazon options for less than 100 but do to plug in the same and I've heard mixed reviews from most of them. The stock part is about 90/ and for less than 200 you could have a stock set up with better cargo/ break lights - the other updated one from above has LED's, stock part, but not sure why more people haven't just updated ? Rock auto is cheaper than the Tasca below

    https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-part...5PTIwMTAmdD1zdnQtcmFwdG9yJmU9Ni0ybC12OC1nYXM=
     
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    I'm saying the Raptor 3rd light is unique.

    Upgrading a normal F150 CHMSL with LEDs in place of the halogen cargo lights does not make it a Raptor CHMSL.

    If the OP wants to remain 100% legal, he should have the 3 LED running lights in the CHMSL. No other F150 CHMSLs have that. If he doesn't care about keeping it DOT legal, he can just slap in whatever CHSML and whatever lamps he wants of course.
     

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