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LED tailights
#213798 Wed Aug 16 2006 02:24 PM
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dale937 Offline OP
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Does anyone have any info on the LED conversion units,(bulbs) for tailights.I would like to get my tailights a little brighter on the 55.

Re: LED tailights
#213799 Wed Aug 16 2006 03:21 PM
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6V - 12V?


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Re: LED tailights
#213800 Wed Aug 16 2006 03:47 PM
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Hi dale937,

Try These threads:
http://www.stovebolt.com/bboard/cgi-bin//ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=22;t=005407#000000
http://www.stovebolt.com/bboard/cgi-bin//ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=002121#000000


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Re: LED tailights
#213801 Wed Aug 16 2006 04:39 PM
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I've seen the 12v LED bulbs that fit the stock sockets (1156 single terminal and 1157 double) at truckstops and autoparts stores everywhere for about $10 each. The led bulbs look like this and I think they come in clear, amber and red:

[img]http://cache.speedwaymotors.com/eccStoreFront/product_images/Jess%20Tester/91131020_R.jpg[/img]

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/xq/aspx/paging.yes/dept_id.433/display_id.3032/qx/Product.htm

If there is at least one incandescent bulb in the turn signal circuit you probably don't need an led flasher.


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Re: LED tailights
#213802 Wed Aug 16 2006 05:46 PM
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dale937 Offline OP
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Tiny,mine are 12 volt.THX

Re: LED tailights
#213803 Wed Aug 16 2006 05:48 PM
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dale937 Offline OP
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THX to all of you for the info

Re: LED tailights
#213804 Sat Aug 19 2006 02:37 AM
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I believe the filling station sells a kit made just for your lights? Call them and ask to be sure.
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Re: LED tailights
#213805 Sat Aug 19 2006 02:44 AM
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Technostalgia makes a nice kit for the '55-'59 that fits in the stock housing. It has a panel that puts the leds at full coverage of the lens. Also, the bulb repacement type will not work with blue dots, the dot just blocks the light as the lens has to be the same color as the led illunination. Mine have been modified to allow for blue dot operation.


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Re: LED tailights
#213806 Sat Aug 19 2006 11:30 AM
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Bill, what did you do to allow for blue dots to work?


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Re: LED tailights
#213807 Sat Aug 19 2006 07:31 PM
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At the bottom of the housing, there is an area of the LED panel that doesn't have any lamps. I used an led license plate bolt from APC that is mounted in an aluminum bracket that I made. This is mountet to the housing witha small machine screw the goes through the drain hole in the bottom of the lamp housing. I have the hot lead from that wired into the brake/turn signal wiring, so the blue dots only work when the brakes/turn signal is on. I put some pix of it on my Webshots album, I still don't have the picture linking figured out yet.


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