When the new '07 Escalades arrived on the scene in late '06, everyone loved the avant-garde look with HID headlights, fender vents, and of course, the full LED taillights with turn signals. What if we told you a company just released LED taillights for your ride and you could have the luxurious look of LED taillights for under $300? Guess what, ANZO USA now has sweet-looking LED taillights for most late-model trucks and SUVs and the price point is just right. Using topnotch electronics and load adjusters, the lights blink at the normal rate, but with dozens of extra-bright LED bulbs, the taillights light up the night. Want a pair for your ride? Go where we went, Godfather Customs. You can check them out at gcustoms.com. Godfather Customs had the lowest prices on ANZO lights and for an extra $89.95, we splurged and picked up the LED 3rd brake light as well. Our test truck was an '08 GMC Yukon and after the install, people swore we had the Yukon Denali because of our slick LED taillights. To turn the screwdrivers while we took the photos, we cruised over to Chassis By Aaron Iha, in Covina, California, for a quick 1/2-hour install. If your ride is in need of some new style, this is a great way to go for less dough.
Out of the box from Godfather Customs, the ANZO USA LED taillights looked very luxurious a
Here's the old factory brake lights. There's nothing really wrong with them, except they'r
With the hatch open, Ben, from Chassis By Aaron Iha, in Covina, California, used a Torx dr
It wasn't real hard to do the next step, Ben simply pulled the factory bulbs out and disca
A ballast was supplied in the ANZO light kit and was stuck to the LED lights with double-s
The wires from coming the ballast were then connected to the harness that was plugged into
After removing the rear light panel from the hatch, the factory red 3rd brake light assemb
Side-by-side, you can see the clear ANZO LED 3rd brake light is much more appealing.
With the new LED light in place, the wiring harness was connected to the factory plug and
You may remember this Yukon from the Fantastic Four story in issue 10.
From the Driver Seat
It took some playing around with the wire harnesses to get all of the lights to work in succession, but after some trial and error, the lights worked very well and were much brighter than the factory lights. Yes we broke our $300 limit with the purchase of the 3rd brake light, but can you blame us? The clear 3rd brake light shines bright red and looks great when not lit up. Considering the time spent working, ease of installation, and quality of parts, this was one of our best Basic Budget Bolt-ons yet.
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Time Spent Working: 30 minutes
Degree of Difficulty: Beginner
plastic trim panel tool, small screwdriver
ANZO USA GM462-BURE2 LED taillights $289.95
ANZO USA T12A001-EHW1 3rd brake light $89.95
Total: $379.90 (prices from gcustoms.com and does not include tax or shipping)