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Install guide for Archaic full led tail lights. Lights run $549.99 a set. I went with the smoked version.

Install will be for non led and led swaps. I cannot attest to the non led swap function with these settings. If you have the leds rears already you can expect the same results as the video from this post.

Special shout out to @reechar for informing me of the dip switches. Made the product work 100% as advertised.

Lot of people on here were saying these were a scam. I’m here to set the record straight. Had them delivered in 7 days once my order was placed. They will have to clear customs. I paid for them and bam! 7 days later was looking at the awesomeness in person.
https://www.archaic-direct.com/coll...022-2-4-door-plug-play?variant=40404514111548

Time to install. About 45 minutes if you’re quick. Bout a hour taking your time
install difficult, easy

Tools needed.
10mm socket
8mm socket
Philips screw driver
poly/plastic install tool. (plastic pry bar)

If you have the oem led version you may need depending on forscan settings
laptop
forscan program
forscan connection usb

First we will remove the rubber inner door liner. This will have 4 Phillips plastic retainer pins and a pair of 10mm bolts. After the fasteners are out, just work the rubber piece out.
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Now we’re moving to the outside. Pull the flare off and set aside for now. We’re going to use the pry bar to separate the body panel. Behind this we will remove the upper 10mm bolt.
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Then we will move back to the inside. We’re going to separate the trim piece. You will pry behind the black, not the painted piece. If you got excited and prayed the color piece off I’ve included a fix for that too. After the piece is separated we will remove the 2 8mm bolts. The trim piece will be held on by one lower bolt over the bumper. It is flexible but don’t go leaning on it.
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If you messed this part up, no big deal. Little glue and shoo goo will get it right.
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Next we’re going to take the 2 8mm bolts out. Then unplug the wire harness And wiggle and pull on the light to separate it from the body. Light comes out from the top, so if the bottom comes out on you first, push that back in and work the top out. Then remove the light.
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Set the old light next to the new. Make sure the harness on the new light is tight. Also make sure the foam rubber grommets are in the correct place.
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For those with led rears already we will remove this cap and set both dip switches to on. By default 1 should be on a 2 should be off.

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Light will go back in from the top down. Reverse instructions to reassemble. Do not over tighten the bolts. Hair past snug is good.

If you had the standard lights, this should complete your install and as stated I’m unsure on proper settings on these (dip switch and or forscan) If led, follow the rest of the instructions.

At this point after setting the dip switches, check function. They should operate like the video. If they do not we’re going to check 4 items in forscan. Again this is for those who had leds already.

‘After you get FORScan connected and running we’re going to click on the cpu chip icon, then select the bdycm module.
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Once on that screen with it populated we are going to change 4 parameters. Change them to what’s showing in the pics.
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Make sure to save and follow the FORScan prompts. Gratz on your new light install! These things are sexy.
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If anyone around the Detroit metro area or within a hour or so doing a non led swap let me know if you would like a hand. I am interested in figuring out the correct settings for the halogen swap.
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Great writeup. I never did Forscan. Only item not working was the animation. The animation works when I unlock the car with a keyfob.
Thanks. Those look great!
When I first installed mine I didn’t have turn signals and only running lights.
 

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$50 off today! I’m gonna give the smoked ones a whirl too. Since everything else is blacked out and/or monotone silver/black - this should complete the look. I’ll be sure to post.

Now I’m hoping to get @StickerFab to make a smoked overlay for the third brake light.
 

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$50 off today! I’m gonna give the smoked ones a whirl too. Since everything else is blacked out and/or monotone silver/black - this should complete the look. I’ll be sure to post.

Now I’m hoping to get @StickerFab to make a smoked overlay for the third brake light.
You can get tail light tint off amazon. Like a smoked vinyl, comes in different darknesses. That's what I run on my exposed lights and side grill markers.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M1KRMQZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1
 
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Do you have the issue where when you hit the brake pedal, the 3rd brake light comes on immediately, and then the taillights come on like half a second later?
I noticed a slight delay. Was going to look at it today. If that’s a turn/brake activation delay I’m wondering if you could accidentally trigger the turns by tapping the brakes Exactly like the turn signal. Interested in finding out. My start up animation works when the lights first get power. Wether that’s key fob unlock or opening the door. Soon as running lights go active. Gonna play some more FORScan today to get a better understanding on the rear lights.
 

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I noticed a slight delay. Was going to look at it today. If that’s a turn/brake activation delay I’m wondering if you could accidentally trigger the turns by tapping the brakes Exactly like the turn signal. Interested in finding out. My start up animation works when the lights first get power. Wether that’s key fob unlock or opening the door. Soon as running lights go active. Gonna play some more FORScan today to get a better understanding on the rear lights.
I don't know for sure, but my hypothesis is if you change back the forscan settings back to how they were, and change the dipswitch on the taillights from Halogen to LED, it'll get rid of the delay
 

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I don't know for sure, but my hypothesis is if you change back the forscan settings back to how they were, and change the dipswitch on the taillights from Halogen to LED, it'll get rid of the delay
Thanks for the tip. Will be the first thing I try this morning. I'll let ya know.

I did find out after you pull the lights once it only took me 3 1/2 minutes for each this morning.
 
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Were you able to get their tracking website to work while you were awaiting shipment?
 
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Were you able to get their tracking website to work while you were awaiting shipment?
I was out of town when it shipped. Got a email from usps about it when it was going to be delivered
 
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Per @reechar was correct about the dip switches on the light that I didn’t notice. They are behind the round rubber grommet. 1 is on and 2 off by default. Switching both on fixed the delay.
 

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Per @reechar was correct about the dip switches on the light that I didn’t notice. They are behind the round rubber grommet. 1 is on and 2 off by default. Switching both on fixed the delay.
Glad it worked for you! I'm jealous, since my base didn't come with LEDs, it doesn't have the extra wire to separate turn and stop. So I have to live with the slight delay (that or live without the amber turn signals). I guess I rather die pretty
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