Welcome to the site! Take a minute to register and join us. It's FREE! (and fun)
The ORIGINAL Aztek Fan Club Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
Always stay logged in

Login with username, password and session length
Home Gallery Help Login Register
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Stop light  (Read 5161 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
HulkakaJose
100 Club Members
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 118


WWW
« on: January 24, 2013, 12:40:56 PM »

Are the Rear Stop lights CK Type base or no? I want to order some LEDs but idk if our Azteks are CK or not please help ASAP
VLEDS has a sale use  10K35 as a coupon code for 35% OFF Today only

Thanks
Logged
Richard Baker
Paid Member
100 Club Members
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 186



« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 01:25:28 PM »

I just used standard 3157 types when I swapped my bulbs out, not too sure what the CK designation means.
Logged
HulkakaJose
100 Club Members
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 118


WWW
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 01:50:16 PM »

Yea I was thinking they were the regular ones too but wasn't to sure. I think CK has to do with the wire harness or something.
Logged
callforhelp62
100 Club Members
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 748

RvB FTW!!!


WWW
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 09:37:01 PM »

Hey, yes.  The 3157 bulbs are just standard.

I would HIGHLY suggest these
http://www.vleds.com/bulb-number/3157-3156-led/red-led/red-3156-11w-high-power-led-light-bulbs-1-pair.html

I'm using a set of 5k white in the fogs of my new MINI and they are super bright!  And they are a fantastic price right now.
Logged

HulkakaJose
100 Club Members
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 118


WWW
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013, 11:40:14 PM »

Hey, yes.  The 3157 bulbs are just standard.

I would HIGHLY suggest these
http://www.vleds.com/bulb-number/3157-3156-led/red-led/red-3156-11w-high-power-led-light-bulbs-1-pair.html

I'm using a set of 5k white in the fogs of my new MINI and they are super bright!  And they are a fantastic price right now.


Well, I think the website has just cleaned up and removed some of the bulbs because the link you posted doesn't work and I tried to look up the bulbs I bought to post links here but nothing. I did buy the 12led reds and the 5k 12led reverse lights. The red is ok not much of a difference, but the 5k reverse are awesome very bright and you can tell the difference right away (I left the passenger side with the stocks and driver side with the LEDS, been a couple days now just lazy and haven't changed the other side) I also tried to get the front amber lights but unfortuneatly the ones I had ordered where discontinued :^(
Now I am debating do I really want to pay $40 for some bulbs lol I remember you having leds on your Aztek, which ones did you have? How much brighter were they vs stock? Also which resistor did you use and how many per side? I didnt buy any resistors since they were out of stock, I plan to go to Radioshack and buy some but I really don't know what the difference between 3ohm, 6ohm, and all the other numbered load resistors is? Any idea? Thanks for the help
Logged
Richard Baker
Paid Member
100 Club Members
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 186



« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 07:41:41 AM »

I bought all my LED bulbs from www.superbrightleds.com. While brighter than the stock bulbs, I was not looking to pump up the brightness so much as to make the light directional- vehicles behind be have a cluster of LEDs pointed right at them and the replacements have a ring of sideways facing ones with fill the rest of the taillight nicely. While I did also replace the back up lights, I also added done white LED strip-pods tot he sides of the bumper angled down matching the leading edge. One BIG design flaw in the Aztek is the back up lights are too damn high- OK for seeing a parking deck wall but I needed light down where the tires are so I could back into a girlfriend's driveway at night.
Logged
HulkakaJose
100 Club Members
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 118


WWW
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013, 03:44:16 PM »

I have heard of superbrightleds too. How were those any problems? The only problem with vleds is that they are always low on stock and usually backordered. N yes sometimes its hard to back up. I have also taught of buying some leds but I want to fit them into the bumper but afraid of messing the bumper up. One thing I did notice was the red led did fill in the housing better like you mentioned. Overall Im satisfied with my purchase the only lights left to change are front turn signals and fog lights. I think I might go with the yellow 4300k HIDS for fogs since I have 5k for low beams but not sure if that would look good. For the turn signals I was actually looking at ijdm and superbright yestersay since all of vleds are backordered. Would you recommend superbrightleds? If so which turn signals did you use?
Logged
callforhelp62
100 Club Members
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 748

RvB FTW!!!


WWW
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2013, 07:45:20 PM »

Yep, I guess they removed them.  The bulbs I posted were these but with a 3157 base.  It has a nice and bright LED that faces straight into the face of drivers behind you with a lens that spreads the light better.  The 4 giant diodes on the sides really fills out the housing nicely.


I'd only recommend v-leds.  They are out of products a lot of times, but there's got to be a reason for that right?  I've never tried any other company so I can't speak for their quality.

Logged

HulkakaJose
100 Club Members
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 118


WWW
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2013, 11:12:41 AM »

Yea, I guess you are right on why they are always out of stock. I think I am going to try superbrightleds or ijdm for front turn signals since v-leds are currently out of all 3157s. What resistors do you guys recommend and how many per side for both front and rear turn signals.
Logged
HulkakaJose
100 Club Members
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 118


WWW
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2013, 07:17:46 PM »

Ok back to this hope you guys that have commented can let me know what you guys did to fix it. So I installed resistors on all four of my turn signals, one each bulb, and I still have my dash displaying:
"Park lamp out" warning. How did you get rid of the message? Only thing the resistors fixed was the hyperflash. Help
 Thanks
Logged
Tom Moog
Administrator
Lifetime Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 9088


Site Owner


WWW
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2014, 07:40:36 AM »

Call the guys at VLEDs. They are very knowledgeable and can tell you exactly what fits. Smiley
Logged

Tom Moog

Site Founder and Administrator
Aztek Fan Club
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Theme Underground Yellow