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rear lights

Postby Tezmania » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:00 pm

I have tried doing a search but cant find the answer. My car doesnt have all 4 lights that light up on the rear. I just have the outer 2. But I have seen a lot of altezzas where all 4 light up. Was this an option that is on some cars or is this just a case of sneaking in some leds behind the standard reflector??

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Re: rear lights

Postby jdmatt89 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:27 pm

theyve wired them up that way themselves. some people wire them up to the brake light sand others wire them to the rear lights

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Re: rear lights

Postby GordonRS200 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:52 pm

Where is your fog light(s)? On UK spec cars the two red lenses on the boot lid are the fogs and the outer reds are the tail/brakes. Since fogs aren't required in Japan all four reds on the back of JDM's are tail/brake lights. Some importers replace one of the reverse bulbs with a red bulb and wire it as a fog to retain the jdm 4-tail light look, but some might wire it up like a UK car, so two tail/brake and two fogs.

If yours is a UK IS or a JDM AS/RS wired up like a UK then a bit of rewire can get the 4 light look.

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Re: rear lights

Postby moomoo » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:55 pm

You probably have the wrong bulbs. Is200 only light up the sides as the boot lights are used as fogs. Altezzas light up the four lights and are also brake lights.

Get double element bulbs

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Re: rear lights

Postby Tezmania » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:58 pm

right, im a bit confused:) its defo an altezza, its defo a jap altezza as its full of jap stuff and the headunit is in Japanese, but it only ever light up the 2 outside ones...im not lucky enough for it to be just 2 bulbs am i??

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Re: rear lights

Postby Tezmania » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:01 pm

i actually never even knew the middle ones were fogs!!!!
shows what you can learn, ill go check it out, and see what is what. i hope its just bulbs. or a little re-wire. how do i access the boot lightbuld holders?

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Re: rear lights

Postby moomoo » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:07 pm

They're not fogs on the altezza just is200s. They're lights and brake lights but if they aren't double element bulbs they won't act as both.
Just undo the plastic fasteners on the boot lining to access them 8)

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Re: rear lights

Postby Tezmania » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:11 pm

savage! i wont be near the car until tomorrow morn. dying for a look!!



are those bulbs available everywhere?

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Re: rear lights

Postby moomoo » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:14 pm

Maybe 5 euro or so in a motorfactors.

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Re: rear lights

Postby Tezmania » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:18 pm

I'll let ye know how i get on in the morn:) I presummed for years they were just reflectors :) ( the car has been in the familyfor ages, im only a new owner of it)

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Re: rear lights

Postby Jamesoc10 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:29 pm

in japan they wanted there altezza s to look like a lexus so they put lexus grille s on and disconnect the middle boot light s the opposite of what we do over here :D

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Re: rear lights

Postby DBX » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:09 pm

Rear fog lights are or were an option on Altezza's they even got same rear fog light switch as Lexus IS200/300 so light set up be same as Euro IS200/300. If yours got OEM fog light switch then it was specified option. Just like headlight washers was too but not many Altezza got them.

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Re: rear lights

Postby mike_01 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:39 am

I wired mine up so got 4 side lights and brake lights and 1 fog on the boot and used the is200 switch, easy enough to do just need a relay and some wire :wink:

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Re: rear lights

Postby moomoo » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:43 pm

Did ya sort them out

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Re: rear lights

Postby Tezmania » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:22 pm

didnt realise i never replied. yep all sorted. bulbs gone etc etc
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