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Alright, so like everyone else, the puddle lights in my truck don't work thanks to the factory deciding they don't need to be sealed. I know the 18mm eagle eye lights will work in there as a replacement, which is what i was thinking about doing, but i'm also debating about the custom door projector lights like you see on a couple sites Specifically these I'm wondering if anyone has actually handled these before, and know the approximate size of them. I'm not drilling into my door to install them, but i'm not against putting them into the mirror if they will fit inside the factory mirrors through where the factory puddle light is. I've done some searching but only found people putting small LEDs in, or the 18mm eagle eyes. thoughts and opinions guys? Or if you know of a link where i can actually get a good size figured out, that would be great too

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Wow,I forgot my puddle lights!!! They haven't work in years. I just looked up the eagle eye. You say it's a quick replacement? If so then that's what I'm doing. Thanks for the tip.

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yeah, looks like (based off quick search on here) there is a hole directly above the lens, the allows for the light to recess in. Doing some more research on these "ghost shadow" lights, you can get 'em pretty small, the old ones were huge but the newer ones are about the same size as an 18mm eagle eye. just hoping someone chimes in here, i can get the ghost shadows for like $30 a set, so i might just order some and see what happens. worst case i buy new puddle light lenses right?
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Does anyone know if the voltage to the puddle lights is 12v or is it 5v to the led's? I'm not near my truck at the moment.

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that's a good question, i'll try and take a multi meter to mine tonight. if its 5v i'm screwed, but i think it should be a full 12v

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I bought some bolt-beam style lights off superbrightleds.com and only got to the driver side and figured out the currently going to the light was only strong enough to barely light the LED. that makes me think it may be a 5V.

The lights specify that they is a 9-14 volt range in which the light will operate.


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subscribed...I'd love for mine to work, but I don't want them bad enough to spend 100+$.
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that's where i'm at, when i get home i'll check the current, and see whats up. or if someone is just sitting around with a multi meter and nothing to do, feel free lol

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For people who just want the eagle eye, ref page 3 on this thread. once we figure out voltage this thread my die or it could spark up with new light (ha...see...i made a funny.....i'll go back to my corner now.....)

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I spaced it last night when i got home, i'll hopefully remember tonight....

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shocked to hear to many people have issues, I never had an issue with mine.... Now I'm sure tomorrow I will!!!

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Good news! I finally got off my butt and measured voltage. As a disclaimer this is on a 2012 mega cab. Should be the same foot everyone but there is that....and what we all wanted to see is....

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