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11-04-2009, 11:32 PM #1
Anyone Order RECON third brake light before?
I just recently bought a RECON 3rd brake light from a seller on ebay for $50. I am not too happy with it at all, first off, the wiring diagram isn't such a breeze and I had to cut my factory wires to get a super dim cargo light and blew a fuse hooking up the third brake light. any suggestions?
11-05-2009, 12:33 AM #2
Turns out the cargo lights for the LED's aren't anything near as bright. They resemble a shake for light flashlight lumens. They aren't bright at all... barely noticeable. But the brake lights are. I would not recommend buying this 3rd taillight at all
11-05-2009, 12:45 AM #3
Wow that is kind of surprising for Recon, I have a sneaking suspicion that the seller lied about it being a Recon brake light. Maybe they just put a set of instructions from a Recon light in with a generic light and pawned it off as that, was it brand new for $50 or was it used? All of there stuff is plug and play also, which is why the hard wiring part doesn't make sense. Would love to see some pictures of exactly how dull it is, I can't compare it to mine because mine was crazy bright fro IPCW. Are you going to take it back off the truck now that the wires are spliced?2004 Chevy Colorado
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11-05-2009, 12:52 AM #4
11-05-2009, 01:06 AM #5
It came in a Recon box and everything, this thing was far from plug and play... That is what I was expecting too... This was a new item also, I think I am going to fight it through ebay to get the money back... But stuff like this really irritates me for real... and the person I bought it from is out of florida too... I wonder how I could find them
I might take it off of my truck, it depends if I find another one that is plug and play and I will hook up the plug again if I can find it, if I can't I'll just go up to my dealership and ask them if hey can order one. Unless you all know of a company that could sell me one for cheaper...
Last edited by b_burdine; 11-05-2009 at 01:09 AM.
11-05-2009, 01:13 AM #6
Are you talking about going to the dealer for the plug you cut off, if so they sell all that stuff at Summit Racing under the name brand Pico aka Delphi Packard. The only catch is you need a set of specialty crimpers to put the terminals on, they are like $80 but well worth it if you do a lot of wiring on the newer vehicles.
What year is your truck?
11-05-2009, 01:16 AM #7
yea that doesnt seem right to me..found this on RECONs website
"All RECON LED 3rd Brake Lights are Direct Plug-N-Play Replacements. No tools other than a screwdriver are required. Installation can be completed in less than 60 seconds!!!!"
heres where i ordered mine from
www.streetbeatcustoms.com i think i paid 85 for mine
11-05-2009, 01:21 AM #8
I just got the sellers phone number and I am going to call first thing in the morning... Do you all think that I can fight this to get my money back? Not to mention splicing my wires on my truck... I should have known better. Don't you hate it when you just don't think sometimes?
11-05-2009, 01:25 AM #9
I have never bought anything off of E-bay before, but I would think that if it's not what they advertised then you should be able to get your money back. In all seriousness I thin that someone switched the packaging out, and that's a shame because the real Recon products are top notch. That link that RedneckarmyMP put up is a reliable site, I bought my projector headlights and my LED tail lights from them and they were very good at everything. Shipping was a little slow but other than that they were awesome.
11-05-2009, 03:01 AM #10Peter
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