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Led tail light/signal light conversion
#1323905 Wed Aug 28 2019 11:04 PM
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Just wondering how to convert my stock 2 socket # 63 lamps 6 volt stop and turn light into an led. I was thinking of swapping in an 1157 socket and then buying the 6 volt 1157 led. Will this work? The truck is a 46 1/2 ton thx Kevin

Re: Led tail light/signal light conversion
46chevinline6 #1323928 Thu Aug 29 2019 01:25 AM
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I tried that and had an issue with how the replacement LED bulbs need to aim straight back to be seen, and the that the sockets in stock tail lights are on an angle. They were more dim than the original bulbs.

Re: Led tail light/signal light conversion
46chevinline6 #1323931 Thu Aug 29 2019 01:44 AM
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The #63 bulb supposedly had a BA15s base.

This 6v bulb supposedly fits that base?


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Re: Led tail light/signal light conversion
46chevinline6 #1323991 Thu Aug 29 2019 01:28 PM
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Thanks for the responses

Re: Led tail light/signal light conversion
46chevinline6 #1324037 Thu Aug 29 2019 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by 46chevinline6
Thanks for the responses

Do the sockets inside of your tail lights point straight back?

Re: Led tail light/signal light conversion
46chevinline6 #1324059 Thu Aug 29 2019 07:38 PM
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They are listed on Amazon.Here. You will have to get a heavier duty flasher or the turn signal will not work.
Must use load Resistor item 34205 (need 2) or item 34235 when used with 6 volt LED lights. Go to LMC online catalog they have conversion led lights that fit in stock mounts.Lights


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Re: Led tail light/signal light conversion
46chevinline6 #1324155 Fri Aug 30 2019 11:16 AM
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Yes my socket is angled. I was thinking maybe the regular flasher may work because I am leaving the incandescent bulbs in the front they seem fairly bright with the frosted glass. Probably be a bit of trial and error to get it figured out. I just ordered some led bulbs that tclederman suggested, it will be about a week before I get them. Thanks for the information

Re: Led tail light/signal light conversion
46chevinline6 #1324168 Fri Aug 30 2019 01:25 PM
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I probably do not have to ask, but: please let us know hows this works-out for you.


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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [1954advance-design.com] - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Led tail light/signal light conversion
52Carl #1324197 Fri Aug 30 2019 05:03 PM
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Does anyone know what load resistors I should use. There doesn't seem to be a lot of info on them. None seem to be 6 volt, or can you use the 12 volt ones. Also what ohms and watts should they be. The leds I am using are 1156 w19 6v Thx

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Re: Led tail light/signal light conversion
46chevinline6 #1324298 Sat Aug 31 2019 05:10 PM
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WE b OLD gave you the answer.........

“They are listed on Amazon.Here. You will have to get a heavier duty flasher or the turn signal will not work.
Must use load Resistor item 34205 (need 2) or item 34235 when used with 6 volt LED lights. Go to LMC online catalog they have conversion led lights that fit in stock mounts.”


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