2000 Chevy S10 LED Taillights Installation - Shine Light

Affordable LED Taillights

John Mata Jr.May 1, 2009
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Aside from the attractive appearance of LED taillights most people are drawn to, they also serve as better and brighter braking and turn indicators than stock units. The Anzo USA taillights will increase visibility when coming to a stop light or changing lanes in traffic. The tailgater behind you will know for sure when you are planning to slow down or make turns. The conversion to custom taillights from ho-hum lighting is a rather simple process and is a great way to simultaneously score a few safety and style points.
With one phone call to Godfather Customs, we were connected with Anzo USA and we were able to begin the transformation process on our '00 Chevy S-10. A set of S.A.E. and D.O.T. conforming red/clear LED taillights and LED third brake light will definitely create a more exciting and illuminating driving experience. Best of all, the parts needed for this adventure totaled under $300! For a few hundred bucks and an hour spent in the driveway, you too can have taillights that provide custom form and function.
Your Questions Answered
Time Spent Working: 1 Hour
Mechanical difficulty: Beginner
Tools Used:
Phillips screwdriver and 7mm nut driver
Parts Used:
Anzo USA LED taillights 311013 $206.63
Anzo USA LED third brake light 531020 $74.56
Total: $281.19 (tax not included)
Prices from gcustoms.com
From The Driver Seat
The installation of the taillights was a breeze, which required only the use of a Phillips screwdriver. The stock wiring harness did not need to be altered in any way, which helped during the swap. The attached ballast provided regular speed turn indication, where other single LED bulbs can cause the signal to blink at a hyper fast rate without the use of an additional resistor or relay. Whereas the taillights only consumed 15 minutes of our afternoon, the third brake light required quite a bit more effort. It wasn't too difficult to remove the necessary pillar panels to make room underneath the headliner for adequate work space but worrying about causing creases or folds was a bit unnerving. Luckily enough, the headliner material is quite resilient and will easily recover from the being peeled down a bit. Anzo USA was one step ahead as their third brake housing included the interior dome light wiring, which eliminated the decision to do without it.

Sources

ANZO USA
Chino, CA 91710
888-360-3696
www.anzousa.com
Department of Customz
Anaheim, CA 92802
714-284-0004
www.departmentofcustomz.com
Godfather Customs
Decatur, GA 30032
8888448800
www.gcustoms.com

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