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On the surface of it the GRP install should be really straightforward but I encountered a couple of little issues that I think are worth noting and would make the install process truly plug and play.

First point is to make sure you have a long 8mm socket! You can do it with an 8mm spanner but you'll be there for an hour per bolt doing a quarter turn at a time 😂

Note 2, if you have four tail lights shine a torch on them, you'll be able to see the reflector in one pair, these go on the outside!

Note 3, if you have a pre 350/380s then you will need to swap out the 3 pin relay box under the dash to make sure your indicators work correctly. If however you have a 350/380 or later you do not need to swap the relay and the fact that it's a 9 pin means that you may do damage trying to remove it. Greg will need to supply you with a set of crimp and splice on resistors to reduce the indicator speed. These are simply crimped onto the wiring loom exiting the lights themselves.

Hope this may help a few people 👍

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Thanks for that - mine arrived a couple of days ago!

 

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So you need either the relay or the resistors along with the new tail lights, correct?

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@MAG thanks for your notes. I received the parts from Greg but not installed yet. It didn't know what was the purpose of the relay box.

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12 hours ago, geartox said:

@MAG thanks for your notes. I received the parts from Greg but not installed yet. It didn't know what was the purpose of the relay box.

If you have a 350 then you won't be able to use it, you'll need the resistor kit 👍

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I have a 350. I will contact greg to get more details. I thought it was plug and play...🤨

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4 hours ago, geartox said:

I have a 350. I will contact greg to get more details. I thought it was plug and play...🤨

Have you actually read this thread? 🤣

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On 27/02/2020 at 10:31, MAG said:

On the surface of it the GRP install should be really straightforward but I encountered a couple of little issues that I think are worth noting and would make the install process truly plug and play.

First point is to make sure you have a long 8mm socket! You can do it with an 8mm spanner but you'll be there for an hour per bolt doing a quarter turn at a time 😂

Note 2, if you have four tail lights shine a torch on them, you'll be able to see the reflector in one pair, these go on the outside!

Note 3, if you have a pre 350/380s then you will need to swap out the 3 pin relay box under the dash to make sure your indicators work correctly. If however you have a 350/380 or later you do not need to swap the relay and the fact that it's a 9 pin means that you may do damage trying to remove it. Greg will need to supply you with a set of crimp and splice on resistors to reduce the indicator speed. These are simply crimped onto the wiring loom exiting the lights themselves.

Hope this may help a few people 👍

So a for a pre 350, Exige S, one would need to replace the 3 pin relay onder the dash and Greg will send this part along normally. You have a picture of the place under the dash where this relay needs to be swoped? 

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Hopefully gaskets are now included, as there's been no mention of this. Certainly a fundamental component.

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other picture, I used the resistors and connectors from the amazon links below. it works fine.

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