Replacing factory led tail lights

Mopar1987

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So, I’m in the market for aftermarket taillights but not a lot of companies make any for factory led trucks. Morimoto looks good, non-oe led only. Anyone have any ideas?
 

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Sorry, I have the factory led lights. Which is a different plug that the halogen bulb trucks. I’ve only found a hand full of lights that work but are pretty basic looking. Alpharex is the only one so far that has a decent looking one that work with my setup.
 

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adding these to my amazon cart now. Do you have reccomendations for interiors led bulbs as well? I want to replace the map lights and the over head light. My truck doesnt have the overhead light with the switch, its a light thats above the rear window on the inside, can only turn on manually with a dash switch. also the lights under the dash to light up the pedals etc..
 
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i'll let someone else tell you which they found that works best

Good Luck
 

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Have you looked up the Spyder tail lights? They make versions that are compatible with the factory LED lights.
 

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Have you looked up the Spyder tail lights? They make versions that are compatible with the factory LED lights.
I have. And they seem kind of basic, not much better than factory. But Alpharex just announced yesterday or today on some very sick tail lights for the ram.
 

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Here's a recent issue I had with non-OEM tail light replacements. Hope you have a better experience.

Tail light signal goes out. Dash indicates same. Identify 1 of ALL of the LED's in the Tail light is flickering. (it's gotta go) So I came on here to find a aftermarket replacement because paying that amount of $ for 1 light assy is insane. Purchase recommended non-OEM. Install. Cargo light indicates it's out now. So, I replace it with a SYLVANIA LED 921 bulb. All is well but tail light is still indicating it's out. Even after replacement of (supposedly) acceptable Non-OEM part. Passenger gets out of vehicle and "Key fob has left the vehicle" comes on. No, they did not have my keys. Not even the spare. This continues to be an issue for a few weeks. Won't start immediately with Key Fob not Detected indicator coming on. After a few weeks and a visit to my shop with the Dx meter and we THINK it's the BCM going bad. But, to be sure, he cuts the 3 week backlog at the Stealership and gets the truck in. (Sorry for the long winded discussion. I'm getting to the point) Seems (with skepticism) I needed to replace the 3rd light LED with old school filament bulb. And go to an OEM tail light. So, replace those things and boom. No more "Key FOB issue" and no more "Tail light out" message.

I believe that the cause of the Key FOB issue was the LED in the cargo light. As soon as it illuminated, it cause interference with the radio from the FOB to the vehicle. Thus why it happened when I got in (lights still on) and when the Passenger left (cargo light came on) Good luck with the tail lights and keep in mind the issue I mentioned here. Took 3 weeks to figure it out.

2016 RAM 1500 Laramie 5.7
 
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