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Campbell402 08-22-2013 08:18 AM

Heads up on recon third brake light wiring with review
 
So a few weeks ago I ordered some recon taillights and third brake light for my truck. After I installed everything I noticed that the third brake light cargo lights were not working, I was only getting the brake light. I finally got around to fixing it and this is what I found....

I took everything apart and compared the wiring to the stock third brake light which in order were white, red, brown, black. I noticed the recon one was out of order. After putting them in order I was still getting no cargo light and was getting the cargo lights as brake lights. So I played around with it a bit and finally got it to work.
The working order for the recon is red, black, brown, and white. Here is a pic of it corrected.
http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/...ps17a2239f.jpg

And here is one compared to stock
http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/...ps19766d39.jpg

I just wanted to post this for everyone in case they decide to order one, they won't have to go through the headache of figuring out the right order. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with the red alert the dealer installed(third brake light flash when stopping) or if it was a mistake by recon. So if your doesn't work just remember red, black, brown, white.

I'm very happy with the recon taillights and third brake light now that everything is working properly. They are pretty bright and i love the look of the smoked lights. The only thing I'm not very happy with is the led reverse lights I ordered from recon. They are not very bright, I think I will be ordering replacements from jj at retro.

And finally here are a few pics of the lights
http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/...ps75bfbc64.jpg
http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/...ps38be7e34.jpg
http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/...psf7b92079.jpg
http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/...psbb49dd8f.jpg
http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/...ps115d1d68.jpg

jdiddy83 08-22-2013 08:59 AM

Look bad azz bro! If you dont mind, what did those cost you?

Campbell402 08-22-2013 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by jdiddy83 (Post 1182640)
Look bad azz bro! If you dont mind, what did those cost you?

Thanks man.
After shipping and a pretty good discount code it came out to like 450.
That's with led smoke taillights, led smoked third brake light, and led reverse lights.

Asur 08-22-2013 02:38 PM

Cool, you finally figured it out, lmao I just responded to your old post about what could be wrong with the 3rd tail light, cool, good thing I mentioned on the other post to check that the wires are not in the wrong places in the plug lol, I had read that from another user and he had the same type of issue. Congrats on a nice setup, reps for getting it to work and for the review post.

Campbell402 08-22-2013 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Asur (Post 1182890)
Cool, you finally figured it out, lmao I just responded to your old post about what could be wrong with the 3rd tail light, cool, good thing I mentioned on the other post to check that the wires are not in the wrong places in the plug lol, I had read that from another user and he had the same type of issue. Congrats on a nice setup, reps for getting it to work and for the review post.

Thanks for your help on the other thread asur.
It didn't take long to figure out that the wires were in the wrong order, I just couldn't figure out how to get the wires out of the plug. Then I realized that there were actually little tabs inside that you had to pull up and realease the wire.
I still can figure out why the recon wiring is different from stock. I'm thinking they just wired it different. I'm very happy with the outcome.

Asur 08-22-2013 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Campb402 (Post 1183030)
Thanks for your help on the other thread asur.
It didn't take long to figure out that the wires were in the wrong order, I just couldn't figure out how to get the wires out of the plug. Then I realized that there were actually little tabs inside that you had to pull up and realease the wire.
I still can figure out why the recon wiring is different from stock. I'm thinking they just wired it different. I'm very happy with the outcome.

Your truck looks seriously sweet, nice setup, real nice work, :smileup:

jaray 10-23-2013 04:52 PM

Thought I'd update this with my experience. Just received my Recon LED third brake light (same model as OP) and it worked first time wired as it came.
Mine came wired as red,brown,black,white (tab up on connector).
So this doesn't match any of the OP's pics but it works. Maybe they addressed the issue or maybe just the OP's was messed up.
Either way, plug and play and looks awesome on silver.

jaray 10-23-2013 09:19 PM

Not that's it's dark, the cargo light portion isn't very bright at all. More looks than function...but still pretty kewl

J Roc 10-26-2013 08:34 PM

No problems with mine

BlackedOutNinja 10-31-2013 10:58 AM

hey there, i like your ride,, looks clean.
i have a 2013 black sport and am currently in the process of full blacking it out,, there are only 2 items left,,, my rims and my chrome exhaust tips,, ive noticed you have yours a nice flat black. ive read that plasti dip can bake on and really collect dust,,, i was wondering if you could tell me what you used?
and did you take them off to paint or leave them on?
thanks in advance
derek


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