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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-23-2018, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Redline Tail Lights

Does anyone have a part number for 2018+ Redline tail lights? I want to swap mine out with the smoked ones.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-24-2018, 07:03 AM
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Redline tailamps use LEDs for all functions except halogen backup lamps.


Might want to rethink substituting any aftermarket lighting pod with an LED backup lamp. The '18 gen2 Traverse systems are similar to the '17 gen2 Acadias:


http://sandyblogs.com/techlink/?p=9594

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@Thomcat so it wouldnt be an easy plug-n-play upgrade? I do too would like to upgrade my tail lights to the redline trim.
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@Thomcat so it wouldnt be an easy plug-n-play upgrade? I do too would like to upgrade my tail lights to the redline trim.

Maybe..not familiar with the regular OEM pods.....if the regular OEM taillamps use LEDs for the brake/turn/parking lamps and a halogen for the backup lamp just like the Redline should be a direct fit should be a direct plug and play replacement. If regular taillights use bulbs all around, might not, the LEDs run on a lower voltage.....if the lower voltage is in the wiring supply bus, No....if the voltage reducer is in the Redline pod containing the LEDs, Yes. play. Just a guess based on the LED CMHSL on the Silverado sports bar that replaces the OEM bulbs that does contain an internal voltage reducer, the answer more likely would be Yes.



The only definite No is if using an aftermarket pod with LEDs used as backup lamps which will mimic the Acadia dead battery problem.

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Have you guys priced out the tail lights btw?

Even discounted (online)....I'm seeing the outer ones at $306/each side = $612
Then the inner ones at $187.50/each side = $375

PLUS a $50 core charge on each part (4 total) and plus shipping too


Example:
https://www.chevroletonlineparts.com...bC1sNC1nYXM%3D
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Have you guys priced out the tail lights btw?

Even discounted (online)....I'm seeing the outer ones at $306/each side = $612
Then the inner ones at $187.50/each side = $375

PLUS a $50 core charge on each part (4 total) and plus shipping too


Example:
https://www.chevroletonlineparts.com...bC1sNC1nYXM%3D
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https://www.chevroletonlineparts.com...w0LWdhcw%3D%3D
$248 at GM Parts Direct.

https://www.gmpartsdirect.com/oem-pa...-lamp-84332112

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Okay....so $1,020 for the set of 4 + $34 shipping = $1054.89 SHIPPED
($200 of that being a refundable core charge, which you'd you have to pay to ship back to them)

So ~$900 in the end after shipping them back...what a deal for something you'll never really get to see/appreciate/enjoy


Buy some LaminX film and smoke/tint them for under $50 instead = profit

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Okay....so $1,020 for the set of 4 + $34 shipping = $1054.89 SHIPPED
($200 of that being a refundable core charge, which you'd you have to pay to ship back to them)

So ~$900 in the end after shipping them back...what a deal for something you'll never really get to see/appreciate/enjoy


Buy some LaminX film and smoke/tint them for under $50 instead = profit



OEMs are clear and opaque white with red LED lights, not tinted, without the red lenses or red borders, only partial tint is internal over the S.A.E. red jewel reflector .....dark tint over OEM red lenses might get you a ticket in some States and won't look even close to OEM. Might be some much cheaper identical looking knockoffs in the future just like for the Impalas.



If going OEM, always have to calculate shipping into the cost, some parts will actually come out cheaper at the dealer. Sports bar was $1000 list and $150 cheaper on line but box was the size of a pickup bed and would cost over $250 to ship. If you ask most dealers will automatically give a 10% discount if you bought the car there so you'll save the shipping and it may come close.....some even have coupons on the Internet sites to save money on service and parts.

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Has anyone successfully changed to the clear Redline tail lights yet? I've managed to collect all but one from wrecked vehicles on ebay. Just need the right side and I'm ready to do the swap. I've heard that you need to remove the rear bumper to get to the screws for the lights... that's just nuts!
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Has anyone successfully changed to the clear Redline tail lights yet? I've managed to collect all but one from wrecked vehicles on ebay. Just need the right side and I'm ready to do the swap. I've heard that you need to remove the rear bumper to get to the screws for the lights... that's just nuts!
Nice! How much have they cost you so far?

If you have to remove the bumper to remove the taillights that would be pretty crazy, the 1st gen (and most vehicles I've worked on) usually have 2 or 3 bolts accessible with the hatch or trunk open then some clips to hold them in.

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