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DYI 06 LED Tails on 05 Elise Step by Step??

I have seen many threads about this, but still have not found a step by step clear DYI. Anybody willing to write one up? I am looking to install 06 LED tails from an 06 Exige on my 05 Elise and wanted to double check on the exact steps and what I needed. Is it plug and play? I know Theres also a Flasher relay. Can anyone help me with the exact steps?

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Be sure to get the new $100 solid state relay flasher per the updated bulletin.

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Wow, you really need a $100 relay? I put LED lights in my 05' and used a CF13-GL02 LED Flasher Relay off of EBay for $8.95 and it works great. Please make sure you get a CF13-GL02 and not a CF13-JL02. The JL will not work on our cars even though some sites state they will. The difference is + and - pins are swapped. Good luck on the LEDs!

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So Im getting the LEDs from an 06 EXIGE. DO I have to buy this flasher relay or can I just use the stock one being used on the 06 Exige on my 05 Elise? @InfernoLotus @XtinctElise

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Wow, you really need a $100 relay? I put LED lights in my 05' and used a CF13-GL02 LED Flasher Relay off of EBay for $8.95 and it works great. Please make sure you get a CF13-GL02 and not a CF13-JL02. The JL will not work on our cars even though some sites state they will. The difference is + and - pins are swapped. Good luck on the LEDs!
The alternate relay worked for few months then the common fast flashing issue appeared. Lotus has acknowledged this and this is their offical fix, it has lower resistance and does not affect the load like the stock relay. You loose the clicking sound though.

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Get the relay off of superbrightleds for $10. I've been using it for five years. You will have to either update the relay or add a resistor, but the relay is easier and far more correct.

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Get the relay off of superbrightleds for $10. I've been using it for five years. You will have to either update the relay or add a resistor, but the relay is easier and far more correct.
Is that $10 relay a solid state relay?

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Is that $10 relay a solid state relay?
You don't need a solid state relay. My guess is that the SSR fixes a different problem - electrical behavior shouldn't change with time with analog pieces like a relay and lights. If it works for a month and then stops working, something else happened.

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