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Windrestrictor door sills

wondering if anyone here has recently installed the wind restrictor door seals when I was watching the video for instructions on installing it was mentioning an inverter.I didn't see any such thing on the ends of the wires that was just wire does anybody know what the deal is with this
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I just installed them last weekend. They did away with the inverters now due to the new style lights supplied in the kits. It's a pretty easy install.
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Ok just needed confirmation, thanks!
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Ok just needed confirmation, thanks!
They need to update their video.
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Yeah, just for some history... Their original sill backlights were electroluminescent panels and required high voltage inverters to make them work - that's what I have on my car. Unfortunately, those EL panels age quickly and the illumination starts to go blotchy or cut out completely. Mine have and there were a lot of others complaining about them here on the fora. Especially as WR didn't seem to stand behind them and did not offer to replace them after the original warranty expired.

So since then, they went to LED backlights (I believe) that don't require the inverters and (hopefully) have a longer life.

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That high voltage could also cause a lovely shock if the wires got cut by the aluminum sill.

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So does that mean they are worth buying now. I bought a set for our 09 about five or six years ago and the driver side no longer works, though it may be a loose wire. But I was thinking of picking up a set for our 06.
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I think they are worth buying. Looking at the construction of these, if the lights were to burn out I believe they could be easily repaired. Although getting them unstuck might be a major difficulty!
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So I have a set, never installed (bought a few years ago) pretty sure they are LED. Any tips / tricks advice?

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