Bought an Aftermarket HL Brake light on eBay

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Bought an Aftermarket HL Brake light on eBay

Post by LS Spark » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:07 pm

Took delivery of the below today....

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Fitted it....doesn’t work? Could be a dud but before I throw it in the bin, I thought I’d ask.

Do I need to do any coding? Could someone recommend a better option for a tinted version


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Re: Bought an Aftermarket HL Brake light on eBay

Post by Caddyluv » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:17 pm

No I know your not the first one to have this issue. Return it and get a refund. Try the van x one. No issues or get window tint like I did mine.


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Re: Bought an Aftermarket HL Brake light on eBay

Post by LS Spark » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:19 pm

Caddyluv wrote:No I know your not the first one to have this issue. Return it and get a refund. Try the van x one. No issues or get window tint like I did mine. Image


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Hmmm thanks, I thought that maybe the case.

Back it goes!


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Re: Bought an Aftermarket HL Brake light on eBay

Post by Caddyluv » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:21 pm

Buy cheap buy twice they say. good luck


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Re: Bought an Aftermarket HL Brake light on eBay

Post by LS Spark » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:23 pm

Caddyluv wrote:Buy cheap buy twice they say. Image good luck Image


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Haha that’s my favourite saying....couldn’t agree more

The van x one...is it just a lens for the original or a complete unit?


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Re: Bought an Aftermarket HL Brake light on eBay

Post by Caddyluv » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:25 pm

Yes mate just a lense. I found it was to dark for a white van. But think it’s ok on a silver van.


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Re: Bought an Aftermarket HL Brake light on eBay

Post by LS Spark » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:32 pm

Bought and fitted van-x lens! All good. Worth the money


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Re: Bought an Aftermarket HL Brake light on eBay

Post by mnegus18 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:08 pm

Do you have a link for the van x high level brake light?

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Re: Bought an Aftermarket HL Brake light on eBay

Post by LS Spark » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:21 pm

mnegus18 wrote:Do you have a link for the van x high level brake light?
https://van-x.co.uk/product/vw-caddy-br ... -barndoor/


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Re: Bought an Aftermarket HL Brake light on eBay

Post by mnegus18 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:36 pm

Thank you very much

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Re: Bought an Aftermarket HL Brake light on eBay

Post by Philby258 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:09 am

I bought one of these to replace a cracked original one, it only lasted a few week I fell to bits with the constant closing of the door, the seal also let water into the door, total rubbish in my opinion

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Re: Bought an Aftermarket HL Brake light on eBay

Post by Philby258 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:43 pm

LS Spark wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:32 pm
Bought and fitted van-x lens! All good. Worth the money


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Re: Bought an Aftermarket HL Brake light on eBay

Post by Philby258 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:48 pm

Caddyluv wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:25 pm
Yes mate just a lense. I found it was to dark for a white van. But think it’s ok on a silver van.


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Just fitted my van x smoked lense looks really good on my silver van with limo tinted rear windows

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