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Old 10-21-2013, 07:39 AM   #1
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Default Gen5 Tail Light on 2008 GT500!! There here!

Raxiom Gen5 Style Tail Lights -Install and review
First I would like to thank Shane Lesky and Chris Rose of American Muscle for asking me to participate in the testing of these new 2013 style LED tail lights.
The lights arrived at my home well boxed and packed. This box was inside a thick cardboard box
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Each of the assemblies was packed inside a separate box, padded and bubble wrapped.
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No instructions in the boxes, however it’s very straight forward. For a hint on how to remove the lamps check out this .pdf
http://s197forum.com/forum/attachmen...9&d=1177903215
To remove the rear truck trim piece is four plastic push pins and two long plastic holders near the top of the truck, once you pull these off you can pull the trim piece away and then push the carpet out of the way:
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The plastic push pins do require a bit of force and a thin blade of some type helps get under the top to pry them off.
Once exposed you’ll see three long bolts, the nuts are 7/16” and require a deep well socket to remove, a few turns on a socket and they will be finger loose.
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You will also see the connector and rubber grommet:
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nsnap the connector and push the grommet from inside the trunk.

Once all the nuts are off and the connector disconnected pull the stock assembly out. The area behind the assembly will be a bit dirty, so have a cloth and some detail spray to clean it up.

Take the new assembly and thread the connector through the body, push the rubber grommet into the hole, use your thumb with some force to be sure that the grommet seals around the hole.
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Then line up the bolts to the holes in the body, push them through, this could take some pressure, the left side set I got did not seem to line up great (about the only knock I have on the set – minor at that). Once pushed through, reinstall the locking nuts.
I tested all the functions, rear lights, parking lights and turn signals before I put the trim back on.
Reinstall the rear trim piece and you’re done.
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The fit is perfect on them once fully installed and buttoned up.
I can say these are bright!
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The rear lights are also very powerful.
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As with all LEDs you get some residual glow after they are off:
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Day time pics:
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Overall for those looking for the look of a 2013 tail light these are great choice. Easy plug and play install, good fitment and great looks.


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Old 10-21-2013, 08:37 AM   #2
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They look great !
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:16 PM   #3
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So they use the stock wiring harness then?
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Any word on price?
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:50 PM   #6
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No way! Wannnnnnnt!
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Those are awesome. Nice upgrade.
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Hey, I notice your location is listed as Long Island, NY. I'd love to see these in the flesh(plastic?). I'll even buy you a coffee or beer for letting me see them
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So they use the stock wiring harness then?
Yup, plug and play
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Any word on price?
Not final. My guess, 350-400
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Hey, I notice your location is listed as Long Island, NY. I'd love to see these in the flesh(plastic?). I'll even buy you a coffee or beer for letting me see them
I usually go to OBI/Captree Sunday mornings
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lookin good! I cant wait to see them on a black car!
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