Introduction: Install IJDMTOY Nissan 370Z LED Rear Fog Light

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Are you still blacking out the taillight or drilling holes in the bumper of your Nissan 370Z? A fine solution is this all new Nissan 370Z LED rear bumper reflector that's a taillight, reverse light, and brake light all in one. This LED 4th Brake Light is a great alternative to the stock bulb-less reflector and gives your 370Z a nice, continuous output that you also see on the new Nissan GT-R as well.

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Remove the clip to loosen the bumper so you can gain access to the stock rear reflector.

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Remove the screws that hold the rear bulb-less reflector in place.

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Pull out the stock rear reflector.

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Remove the trunk liners and molding. This is to gain access to the taillight and pull up/tap the wires later on.

You will only need to remove one side of the trim and molding.

Since this is an add-on product, we need to tap the wires to either side of the tail lamp. We chose the left one. First, we removed the plastic cover above the tail lamp and found there are two screws holding the lamp. Remove them.

Then we are going to remove the plastic cover right above the tail light.

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When you pull open and remove the trim and molding, you will expose two screws at the top of the taillight. Remove these screws.

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Pull out the rubber trunk molding.

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You will need to remove three clips: the two circled in red on the side panel and one clip located on the center panel. You can use a flat head screwdriver to remove the clips.

Then you can pull out the center panel in the trunk. The center panel is held on by clips and easy to remove.

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Remove the last clip located on the side panel.

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You will see an exposed nut and screw. Remove the nut.

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Now you can pull out the taillight.

The gap next to the taillight is where you will be pulling up the wires from the LED rear fog light to connect to the stock tail light wires.

You can use a metal clothes hanger to make a hook so that you can pull the wires out through the gap. You can even ask a friend to give you a hand.

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This is the taillight/brake light module (3 wires) and the backup light module (2 wires).

Tap the wires to the corresponding brake light and taillight.

We highly recommend that you splice and twist the wires together. T-taps have a tendency to become loose.

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Tap LED rear fog light black wire to stock black wire and the white wire to the reverse light positive (black/white striped stock wire)

If after you tap the wires, the taillight does not turn on but only the brake light stays on, it means that your wires are reversed and you will have to switch them around.

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Zip-tie the wires.

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Be sure to test if the LED center rear reflector works.

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Does your new LED 4th brake light work?

If it does, great! Now you have to put everything back in place, like the screws, clips, panels, liners, and molding.

You'll need to access the bottom of the vehicle to reinstall the LED rear fog light with the screw from the package.

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Installing this Nissan 370Z LED rear fog light is a great upgrade to your car and give it a great JDM look. The instructions are pretty straightforward, so all you really need to do it be tidy and organize so you don't lose any of the pieces. Enjoy your new LED 4th brake light!


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