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After installation of front LED headlights /different post / I have decided i will try V-class LED tail lights .
I got these from aliexpress:

As you can see turn signal is dynamic . when i installed them quickly realized they dont work on metris .
the reason is in europe tail lights have separate lights for night , brake and signal . here metris has all 3 in one bulb . oh well, DOT is only 30+ years old .
it gave me all sort of lighting problems .
For instance: turn signal on - night light and brake light are flashing / exactly like we have it on original tail lights because it is same connector / ,
same was when i turn night lights on and signal on as well / exactly like OEM tails /
but when i press brake pedal , the yellow led signal strip "alived" and start working like in the video above.

anyway, as mentioned above it is impossible to make turn signal works like in europe without major electrical work. which i was not willing to do .

So only option is to disable the little led strip . I have located pin for the yellow signal strip on the LED tails and bent it .

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and with this little trick i managed to resolved all problems. even side marker light error on dash disappeared . fog light reverse lights all work.

Although i had to modified my original plan i am extremely happy with the result. the led lights are fantastic bright and now the van look like it suppose to .

you be the judge :

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if you have barn doors you have to cut piece of plastic for cables . dont think this apply for lift gate .

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So only option is to disable the little led strip . I have located pin for the yellow signal strip on the LED tails and bent it .

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and with this little trick i managed to resolved all problems. even side marker light error on dash disappeared . fog light reverse lights all work.
i have the same light and i know the signal doesn't operate the amber strip. but i didn't know is when the brake is press the amber strip will will start animating, i have to check mind and i should disable the pin too. so the pin is 3rd one from the top? same on both side?
 

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Both lights are same.

I believe it's from top but you will know for sure once you open it there is square on one side of oval housing, so it is from there 3rd pin.
 

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Aw man! Part of paying the price for these LED rear is the sequential turn signal. AKD has some newer design/versions. I wonder if they the same. I wonder if there is a NA-to-EURO adapter or something to get the full features.
 

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Do we know if this 'all signal on single bulb' only applies to Metris in USA/Canada? What about South America/Mexico or anywhere else?
 

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As you can see turn signal is dynamic . when i installed them quickly realized they dont work on metris .
the reason is in europe tail lights have separate lights for night , brake and signal . here metris has all 3 in one bulb . oh well, DOT is only 30+ years old .
it gave me all sort of lighting problems .
For instance: turn signal on - night light and brake light are flashing / exactly like we have it on original tail lights because it is same connector / ,
same was when i turn night lights on and signal on as well / exactly like OEM tails /
but when i press brake pedal , the yellow led signal strip "alived" and start working like in the video above.

anyway, as mentioned above it is impossible to make turn signal works like in europe without major electrical work. which i was not willing to do .

So only option is to disable the little led strip . I have located pin for the yellow signal strip on the LED tails and bent it .
I think I have found a cheap potential solution to getting separate connections for turn and brake. A few manufacturers make adapters for EU trailers to split the brake/turn single line on US cars to separate lines.

So I think one of these can enable your amber animated turn signals.



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I think I have found a cheap potential solution to getting separate connections for turn and brake. A few manufacturers make adapters for EU trailers to split the brake/turn single line on US cars to separate lines.

So I think one of these can enable your amber animated turn signals.



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That's sound promising.

Do you have those tail lights? If so, are gonna to try it?

Let us know. Thanks
 

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Been plotting a purchase, but I want amber turn signals so I was looking for solutions. There are several ranging from 20 to 200. Probably won't get to it for months.
 

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Been plotting a purchase, but I want amber turn signals so I was looking for solutions. There are several ranging from 20 to 200. Probably won't get to it for months.
I guess I'll be the guinea pig then.

Wondering if anyone has electrical diagram for tail lights.
 
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