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Old 05/15/2006, 07:31 PM   #1
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Sequential LED tail lights from NorthWest Mustang, LLC

Aloha everyone. I am in the middle of repairing my tail lights and have been contemplating putting in the sequential LED lights. Well, today I called National Parts Depot (NPD) to order them, and happened to ask if they use the light kit from Mustang Project. He said 'no, we use the kit from NorthWest Mustang, LLC'. I've never seen any mention of this company, sounds like NPD has the exclusive distribution rights.

Has anyone here installed this LED light kit? If so, what was your experience with this product?

From reviewing their web site and installation instructions, I see the following differences from the Mustang Project setup:

1) There are 3 LED boards that you (literally) glue into place.

2) There is only 1 connection to the 1157 socket, the boards are "daisy-chained" together with wires, and you're supposed to "plug" the other sockets (with what, I do not know)

3) There are "81 5mm super bright LEDs" per side. (Not sure how many and what size LEDs are used on the Mustang Project kit).

Here's the web site for NorthWest Mustang, LLC:

http://www.northwestmustang.com/productsShelby.html

Any / all feedback appreciated on this product.

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Old 05/15/2006, 08:06 PM   #2
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Well I live in the Pacific Northwest and I've never heard of them, although Belkirk Mustang is well known and they are a dealer for them. It bothers me though that they don't put a street address anywhere on their website. All contact seems to be by email. The daisy chain setup would be functional and basically the same end result as the Mustang Project setup, but I think I would go with the original anyway. If you have a bad socket and it's the one you're plugged into with this new setup, you'd have no lights on one side. At least with the Mustang Project you'd still have 2 of the boards working.
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Old 05/16/2006, 08:47 PM   #3
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Sequential LED taillights

Thanks for the informative message. I was also planning to call NPD this week to potentially order the kit; after researching the two sources of kits, I believe I will order the Mustang Project kit over the Northwest Mustang kit. And based on a previous post on this subject, I believe I will opt for the sequential version.
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Old 05/17/2006, 10:34 AM   #4
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i have the same sequential LED kit you have...i have not yet installed them due to time and money constraints...there is also some flasher thing that goes behind the dash right?...i heard these taillights are supposed to be awesome...i ordered mine through Mustangs Plus..the guy on the phone recommended them to me as being way better than bulbs, i cant wait to put them in.
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Old 05/17/2006, 05:13 PM   #5
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The lights from "Mustang Project" are I believe the best set-up out there. Simply plug and go. No "Glue" and no daisy chain wiring. Took me a total of 30 minutes to put mine in and most of that time was simply taking the lens covers off. As for the flasher simply unplug the old and plug in the new and your on your way. If I can put them in anybody can.

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Old 05/17/2006, 05:32 PM   #6
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As much as I feel the Mustang Project gents are a bunch of rubes I'd vote for their product, too. I'm just not comfortable plugging 3 lights into one socket. That seems like too much of a load on the center socket.
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Old 05/18/2006, 03:36 AM   #7
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Quote:
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As much as I feel the Mustang Project gents are a bunch of rubes I'd vote for their product, too. I'm just not comfortable plugging 3 lights into one socket. That seems like too much of a load on the center socket.
MP's kit does not plug all of them into one socket (at least for the non sequential ones).

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Old 05/18/2006, 04:05 AM   #8
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MP's kit does not plug all of them into one socket (at least for the non sequential ones).
2) There is only 1 connection to the 1157 socket, the boards are "daisy-chained" together with wires, and you're supposed to "plug" the other sockets (with what, I do not know)

Then it looks like some clarification is needed on how these things are installed.
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Old 05/18/2006, 05:31 AM   #9
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for my non sequential lights there are single standalone light boards that plug into each socket.

Maybe the sequential kits are a little different. anyone with a sequential kit like to explain?

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Old 05/18/2006, 08:08 AM   #10
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2) There is only 1 connection to the 1157 socket, the boards are "daisy-chained" together with wires, and you're supposed to "plug" the other sockets (with what, I do not know)

Then it looks like some clarification is needed on how these things are installed.
I think you and Jason are referring to 2 different products. The Mustang Project lights are as Jason says, 3 diiferent boards per side, one in each socket. I believe this other product from Northwest Mustang is the one you are referring to, Arlie. This is the one that is "daisy chained".

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Old 05/18/2006, 03:44 PM   #11
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that would make sense.

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Old 05/19/2006, 11:12 AM   #12
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the Northwest mustang SEQUENTIAL LED taillights are linked together and plug into one socket...i have yet to install mine, the whole glueing thing does make it seem like more of a job....the mustang project lights that Don put in in a half hour sound much easier to install. What im most worried about is changing that flasher thing behind the dash...i've never pulled my dash off, so i dont know what to expect and i dont want to run into any problems.

as far as too much load plugging into 1 socket...These are LEDs!!! they draw practically nothing...much less than 3 bulbs do.
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Old 05/19/2006, 01:07 PM   #13
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What im most worried about is changing that flasher thing behind the dash...i've never pulled my dash off, so i dont know what to expect and i dont want to run into any problems.
David,

It's a piece of cake. You don't have to pull the dash off. You can locate it and switch it out from underneath.

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Old 05/19/2006, 02:16 PM   #14
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David,

It's a piece of cake. You don't have to pull the dash off. You can locate it and switch it out from underneath.
Agreed - It's just the normal signal flasher "can" that you replace when your turn signals dont work anymore. It is likely hanging around near your steering column. Unplug the "can" and plug the little module in and you are done. Casey

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Old 05/19/2006, 03:36 PM   #15
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Cool

Here's another product marketed towards Shelbys ... cool video too:

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