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Old 02-20-2008, 05:18 PM   #11
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But they don't utilize the built in reflectors in the tails, and won't illuminate properly.
i didnt think of that, good point.

is it possibly to somehow wire in more lights for more illumination?
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There are a few LED bulbs available that have the LEDs facing to the sides so they shine on the reflectors and light up the entire thing. I'd look on eBay and see if you can find the manufacturer.
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It seems that the LED'* that just faced out were the older types, but they have many that now put light out to the sides as well.
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You guys think the LED'* will help with my light issue?
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They might.

The problem with going to a brighter/higher wattage bulb is that you could easily run into a problem where they blow the fuse because of the additional draw. That could leave you suddenly without brake lights in traffic...

The best course of action, although certainly the most time consuming, would probably be to wet-sand the tint down a bit further so it'* not as dark.
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They might.

The problem with going to a brighter/higher wattage bulb is that you could easily run into a problem where they blow the fuse because of the additional draw. That could leave you suddenly without brake lights in traffic...

The best course of action, although certainly the most time consuming, would probably be to wet-sand the tint down a bit further so it'* not as dark.
Could I just put in a bigger fuse?
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you could, but that is there to protect the wiring and other things which are more important
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The problem with going to a brighter/higher wattage bulb is that you could easily run into a problem where they blow the fuse because of the additional draw.
LEDs use FAR less current than incandescent bulbs... you could run a hundred of them in there with no issue.
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So do you think I should try just getting a bigger bulb or go with LED'*? If you say LED'* will you be able to tell me how to wire them into the system?
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If you find one of the LEDs I'm talking about, it should just plug right into the sockets. The resistors needed to keep the voltage draw right are built in. The only issue you might run into is that they may trigger your lamp indicator in your DIC.

I'll try to find some for you.

EDIT, someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe 1157 is an acceptable replacement for the stock 2057 bulbs in the tail-lamps?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1157-...8287QQtcZphoto

EDIT2, here'* the LED replacement for the 194 bulbs in the center tail assembly. They also replace the 194 bulbs in the front corners.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/10-Bu...8458QQtcZphoto
They also come in amber for those with clear front corners.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-Bul...0781QQtcZphoto

Here'* their eBay store:
http://stores.ebay.com/US-Home-Direc...QQftidZ2QQtZkm
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I know the bulbs in my tails are 1157 and 1057...

EDIT2, here'* the LED replacement for the 194 bulbs in the center tail assembly. They also replace the 194 bulbs in the front corners.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/10-Bu...8458QQtcZphoto


Were do you mean center tail? My center peice doesn't light up not has spots for bulbs..

And do you believe the LED'* would work? Cause I just got a ticket last night for the tails and fronts...
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