Pontiac Firebird Sequential LED Taillight Kit ('98-'02)
The Classic Sequential Tail Light (CST) kits are direct retrofit and replacement for incandescent light bulbs in classic vehicles. These kits incorporate high efficiency LED lights that increase tail light brightness, reliability and longevity. The kits replace all the functionality of the light bulbs they replace. This includes low level running light illumination, brake light illumination, turn signal illumination, emergency flash and back-up lighting where applicable. In addition, the kit includes a self-contained microprocessor and circuitry to enable a multitude of sequential lighting patterns. There is no separate sequential lighting control module to mount and wire up. The kit is designed to work with OEM tail light housing and lenses as well as aftermarket components.
Number of Sequential Patterns: 11 >> Industry First <<
(not including demonstration and standard flash modes)
Number of Panels per kit: 12
Input Voltage: 11 - 15 volts
All Mounting Hardware Included: Yes
Number of Red LEDs per Panel: 30
Tail Light Operational Functions: Turn Signal Light, Brake Light, Running Light and Emergency Flash
Standard Flash Mode: Flashes all LEDs in all panels together with the flasher relay or solid light with brake, mimics light bulb operation
Demonstration Mode: Steps through each sequential pattern cyclically, flashes each sequence 6 times before stepping to the next sequence, then repeats.
NOTE: This LED taillight kit requires the installer to separate the taillight lens from the back housing. The lens is affixed to the back housing with a thermal adhesive. Separating the lens from the back housing is the only challenging part of installing our LED panels into the Firebird housings. This is due to Pontiac using a heavy-duty mastic adhesive to bond the lens to the back housing. There are several methods that people have used to accomplish this task, which can be found on the internet. One of the quickest ways is to use a rotary cutting wheel and carefully cutting the bond joint around the perimeter of the housing. Due to liability issues, we do not provide any further information on how to separate the lens from the housing.
If a customer is concerned with separating the lens from the back housing, what we would recommend to those customers is to hold off purchasing one of our kits and obtain a housing assembly or set and proceed with separating the lens from the back housing. If you are successful with an acceptable separation, then purchase the kit and the installation of the LED panels is a simple matter. If you are not successful with separating the lens, then do not proceed with purchasing our kit.
The simple installation requires a quick mounting of the LED lighting panel to the tail light housing or lens, depending on application and plugging in the wired bulb plug(s) into the factory bulb socket(s). If sequential lighting patterns are desired, then the attached pink wire must be wired to +12 volt ignition power.
A pushbutton switch on the back or front of the light panel is used to select from any of the pre-programmed sequential patterns. Each press of the switch steps panel through each of the available patterns. Selection is performed while panel is powered up so user can observe each pattern until the desired pattern is determined. The selection is stored in memory within the onboard controller so every time vehicle is started, the same pattern is used.
When ignition power is Off, the tail light panels do not draw any power from the vehicle. This eliminates unnecessary current draw on the battery that can lead to a dead battery over time. The exclusive design also allows the tail light panel to perform running light, brake light and emergency flasher functions when the vehicle is not running. This allows running illumination and warning flashers when the key is out of the ignition. Ignition must be On to provide sequential flashing.
Each CST kit is uniquely engineered for each application. Unlike many aftermarket LED panels, our panels are specifically designed to utilize all available lighting area available in the tail light lenses. The panels will often light up areas that the OEM lighting does not illuminate. This provides the vehicle with the absolute brightest and most noticeable tail light function. In addition, the kits are specifically engineered to not compromise the waterproof sealing of the tail light housings. This eliminates the chance of water intrusion which can lead to condensation, fogging and corrosion within the tail light housings. Many aftermarket kits can not make this claim.