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I had just installed the exact LED reflectors into my Tucson and I had no problem with not having enough power etc.

They were as bright as the OEM tail lights (both running and brake) though I never connector the indicator function as I think its a bit overkill so I just left them as driving and brake lights.
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can you post some pix with lights on?

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I can assure you the sparkie who was going to fit these lights for me connected them to the wiring of my rear fog light/tail lights and rear indicators to check them before fitting ,both lights only lit up an inch of the light strip ,so he did not fit them but he feed in excess of 12 volts into them and they lit up, what I am saying is the UK Tucson does not give enough power from the lighting wiring to fully work these things ,I made a mistake buying them just trying to help some one else from making the same mistake ,yes they were bought from China AliExpress I got no redress just told they worked before being sent
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I have popped the reflectors off and you don't need to take the bumper off.

I painted my reflectors with plastidip.

There are photos in my trailer hitch thread, CURT 13240 Class 3 2inch Hitch installed
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I bought some aftermarket LED reflectors last year with the hope that they could function as rear fog lights. Unfortunely the N. American Tucson is not prewired for rear fogs. Also, they did not reflect light at all. Ultimately, I didn't think it was worth the risk of someone plowing into my parked car at night because they didn't see it. After all, they're called reflectors for a good reason.
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I bought some aftermarket LED reflectors last year with the hope that they could function as rear fog lights. Unfortunely the N. American Tucson is not prewired for rear fogs. Also, they did not reflect light at all. Ultimately, I didn't think it was worth the risk of someone plowing into my parked car at night because they didn't see it. After all, they're called reflectors for a good reason.
I have the same concerns but i went ahead with the install besides i have installed on a trailer hitch so they'll hit that before my bumper.. hahaha

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I also believe you can hook them up to any + 12V in the trunk, for example I grabbed one from the stop light on the roof where I connected to my rear dash cam, so this is not concern. As we all know that our car is low power consuming vehicle and requires load resistors to work with the stock harness on lights, so you can find + 12V easy and use some relay then if will need it...just my 2 cents.

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Ultimately, I didn't think it was worth the risk of someone plowing into my parked car at night because they didn't see it. After all, they're called reflectors for a good reason.
Before you ever owned a recent year car, did anyone plow into your parked car? Bumper reflectors were not really used in cars until a few years ago, when it became the law. If someone is not paying attention or is otherwise not driving well and can't see a huge car in front of them, the little ole reflectors aren't going to stop them from crashing into your car.

Bumper reflector also is not going to stop anyone from dinging your doors in a parking lot..... I'd be more concerned about that.

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Before you ever owned a recent year car, did anyone plow into your parked car? Bumper reflectors were not really used in cars until a few years ago, when it became the law. If someone is not paying attention or is otherwise not driving well and can't see a huge car in front of them, the little ole reflectors aren't going to stop them from crashing into your car.

Bumper reflector also is not going to stop anyone from dinging your doors in a parking lot..... I'd be more concerned about that.

I guess you're not aware that "bumper reflectors" should be called safety reflectors. Long before manufacturers started putting reflectorrs in the bumper, they were usually molded into the rear taillight lens. Today's cars now have designs that don't allow or don't have room for the mandatory reflector, hence the bumper location. Is not just cars and trucks but all "street legal" vehicles are required "by law" to have reflectors, amber on the side/front, red on he back. It's been the law now for many years. And yes, if any little thing can make my car more visible then I'm for it. But it's your car and do with it what you want. Why not remove the DRL's also.

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lets say personally I hate the DRL. It would be way better if manufacturers will make headlights more powerful in order to see well a road you drive on instead of that they stuck with 19th century halogens and now putting 2 LEDs that don't produce any good lights at all, especially in rain/wet road! Also, based on some s=ty they decided to remove corner lightning on LED models in NA and headlight washers. seems we have completely clean roads with no dirty at all, so we don't need that! There are many other things as this....so back to reflectors, they design to work during the fogs, but do they light up?! if not, why we would need them! etc...LOL

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