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Depo Corner Plug/Harness


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1237407 posted 05/22/17 05:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just got a pair of the Depo reproduction amber corners, but I realized after getting them in my hands that the plugs are different from the stock USDM running light corners. I tried searching, but I couldn't find a mention of this issue. I found some info on converting them to turn signals, which is what I might do, but just figured I'd wire them up as running lights for now.

How have others solved this? Most parts stores don't seem to have the pigtail I need to wire these in, so wondering if anyone knows where I can get them.

Here is a shot of the plug on the lens side:


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1237412 posted 05/22/17 07:09 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I used Kia or 8g galant pigtails like below. I think I had to trim the tabs slightly
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1237428 posted 05/22/17 09:05 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have those too. I cut pigtails out of a 98-03 f-150 from a junkyard, trimmed the tabs, and used RTV to seal them. Kinda ghetto, but it works.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1237435 posted 05/23/17 01:02 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ok, thanks guys, sounds like most people are just going to dual filament. I was hoping to just plug n play with running lights for a while. I'll start looking at the options mentioned for dual filament though.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1237591 posted 05/30/17 11:44 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'm pretty sure I know where you can get that connector, don't know if they make a pigtail. Do you have any pics of what the harness plug should look like?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1237769 posted 06/06/17 01:55 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
So here is how I solved it for anyone that wants to keep just the parking/running lights for the corners.

I picked up these sockets/pigtails: click and just slightly modified the plug to fit.

First I lined up the sockets, the Depo corners have 3 similar sized tab receptors and 1 long one. The sockets have the same: 3 similar sized tabs and 1 long, but its a little too long. The long tab on these sockets also has an "L" shape to it. Anyway, I took a little bit of plastic off the tab at a time with a sharp box cutter so it would fit. Take your time, wear gloves, and try not to cut yourself. Remember you can always take more off later, but not less. Test fit as you go.

Original length vs. shortened (red arrow):


From the side after I shaved both (Left fits way more snug, because I took less off):


At this point the sockets should go in and turn so they are pretty snug, but they probably dont feel tight and look like the below picture. Note, the plug is not straight up and down:


That is because the "little" part of the "L" is just a bit too long for the Depo socket. So, you want to (again, a little at a time) shave some of the "L" down like the socket below on the left:


After that, it should be able to turn that last 1/16th of a turn and, if you shaved just enough, it will create a nice seal and fit snuggly, like so:


Final on both:



A couple of notes on doing this:
-Make sure you use a sharp blade and take your time
-When you connect the wires, disconnect the battery and preferably use some weather sealed connectors (I used some heat shrink and sealed connectors)
-The new 1156 bulbs are a higher wattage (27W) than the original bulbs (5W), so I switched to 1156 LEDs (2W) to avoid putting a higher load on the factory wires and system. I'd probably recommend using a relay if you go for the higher wattage bulbs
-As with anything around here, do this at your own risk!

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