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Old 10-02-2012, 05:22 PM   #1
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Taillight Can Questions

Hey all!

I'm about to upgrade my taillights and backup lights to the LED ones I have. Quick question...how do I remove these cans? ! Just drill out the rivets?

Also, is the fiber optic sensor fried in this one?



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Hey all!

I'm about to upgrade my taillights and backup lights to the LED ones I have. Quick question...how do I remove these cans? ! Just drill out the rivets?

Also, is the fiber optic sensor fried in this one?



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Drill out the rivets.

The fiber optics can be used with some of the round LED tail lights.

The optics look OK.

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Thanks andy. Do the 4" LEDs I got from you guys typically mount (adhesive/glue) OVER the existing cans, or do people usually mount them to the back of the cavity when the can is out?

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Thanks andy. Do the 4" LEDs I got from you guys typically mount (adhesive/glue) OVER the existing cans, or do people usually mount them to the back of the cavity when the can is out?

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Leo.

Remove the cans all together, as they are no longer needed.

Carefully drill a # 30 hole dead center in the back of the light, about 3/8 inches deep. That will allow you to insert the fiber optic cable. Seal the cable in place with a little sikaflex or silicone.

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Thanks Andy, will do!

So I started attempting to drill out the rivets... not as easy as I thought! Whats the trick for doing it from the "other side"???? I've done them easily from the front...but never from the back. The drill bit just keeps slipping off.

Any tips?

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Thanks Andy, will do!

So I started attempting to drill out the rivets... not as easy as I thought! Whats the trick for doing it from the "other side"???? I've done them easily from the front...but never from the back. The drill bit just keeps slipping off.

Any tips?

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Snip them off with wire cutters or twist them off with pliers.

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