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Post by The Dude on Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:35 pm

This might come in use for someone wanting to upgrade their lighting. Rolling Eyes

http://www.customdynamics.com/motorcycle_led_bulbs.htm#Genesis_LED_Clusters_

I know it's a site for motorcycles, but they do sell 1157 bulbs in a variety of sizes & your choice of red or amber. If you scroll down, there are more choices for non-LED bulbs as well.
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Post by ant7377 on Mon May 10, 2010 7:19 pm

When I used the 1157 type LED bulbs in my tailights my signals dont work. Anyone else have this ? I was told to use a digital flasher because there is so little resistance in the bulbs.
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Mon May 10, 2010 7:24 pm

Might take a look at this too, The only bad part about the LEDs is having to change them all at once and switching out the flasher because the LEDs pull a lot less juice. i plan to switch to them as soon as i get the caught up on everything else.

There's a conversion chart on this site that tell you what switches out to what..



http://www.superbrightleds.com/led_prods.htm
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Mon May 10, 2010 8:28 pm

i put 2357 bulbs in my lights,they are brighter than the 1157 and look better than the LED lights.
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Post by 77malibu77 on Mon May 10, 2010 8:57 pm

what if i wanted to just buy a few bulbs here and there for the idiot lights and stuff
would i need to change the flasher before i change the first bulb?
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Post by bigredlaguna on Mon May 10, 2010 9:01 pm

77malibu77 wrote:what if i wanted to just buy a few bulbs here and there for the idiot lights and stuff
would i need to change the flasher before i change the first bulb?

No. You only need to worry about the flasher if you are converting the turn signal bulbs.
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Mon May 10, 2010 9:12 pm

My front side markers flash in sequence with the front turn signals, so i'd have to change everything except the rear side markers all at once or they would'nt work right.
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Post by The Dude on Mon May 10, 2010 9:14 pm

I like the idea that someone had about making sequential rear turn signals. Sounds complicated, but interesting.
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Tue May 11, 2010 7:41 am

I read somewhere about a guy trying to convert a mustang sequential kit over to a G3 of some sort. He was going to mock up a panel w/LEDs on polished aluminum and use the wiring somehow...

Seeems like a lot of expense for only two bulbs per side. Might be cool though.
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Post by The Dude on Tue May 11, 2010 9:59 am

I was thinking of making the white part red & turning the backup into a tail/turn. Not that I would actually have the patience to do it, but it would be different. 76 & 77 models just have long enough tails that it seems like they should be sequential.
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Tue May 11, 2010 11:22 am

If you were going to do that, you could use the wiring for the late model mustangs, they have a three light sequential set-up. Kits not too expensive.
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Post by 77malibu77 on Tue May 11, 2010 11:44 am

what do you guys mean about the sequential set up
and dont they make some cool aftermarket side mirrors for our cars ? chrome with the built in turn signal like all of these newer cars?
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Post by The Dude on Tue May 11, 2010 11:52 am

Don't know about the mirrors, surely someone makes them though. Here is what we are talking about, although the link is just for LED & not sequential.

Sequential tails: