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[C2] Installing LED Parking/Turn Bulbs. 5 minute job..... Ya Right

 
Old 09-09-2017, 04:47 PM
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Default Installing LED Parking/Turn Bulbs. 5 minute job..... Ya Right

So, I got the two LED bulbs from SuperBrightleds.com and a LED flasher.
The first new LED unit wouldn't rotate into the socket. Inspected it and everything looks fine. So, I tried the other LED. It went in but was very tight. So, I thought maybe the other bulb would fit into the other side. Couldn't get it to turn and finally the base broke away from the bulb. So, I wasted $20.00. Now the turn signals won't work even with the new LED flasher. (because I had one LED and one regular) so now I go to take out the LED and reinstall the original bulb. But the LED won't come out. Finally get it out and notice that the regular bulb has a broken element. Now I have to go to the parts store and get a new bulb.
Isn't it amazing how a job that should take about 5 minutes turns into an Hour Plus on these old cars.
Sorry for the rant but Iust had to vent

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Old 09-10-2017, 10:13 AM
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Funny, I just experienced the same situation, fortunately I only paid $4 for a box of 10 on ebay, some won't turn, others won't seat properly & some that seem to fit, just don't function. Tossed them in the trash & put the original style back in.



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So, I got the two LED bulbs from SuperBrightleds.com and a LED flasher.
The first new LED unit wouldn't rotate into the socket. Inspected it and everything looks fine. So, I tried the other LED. It went in but was very tight. So, I thought maybe the other bulb would fit into the other side. Couldn't get it to turn and finally the base broke away from the bulb. So, I wasted $20.00. Now the turn signals won't work even with the new LED flasher. (because I had one LED and one regular) so now I go to take out the LED and reinstall the original bulb. But the LED won't come out. Finally get it out and notice that the regular bulb has a broken element. Now I have to go to the parts store and get a new bulb.
Isn't it amazing how a job that should take about 5 minutes turns into an Hour Plus on these old cars.
Sorry for the rant but Iust had to vent
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Old 09-10-2017, 02:14 PM
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My experience was similar but my problem wasn't the bulbs but one socket was corroded and kept the bulb from properly inserting. Once I cleaned and lubed it I had no further problems. I was changing to yellow LEDs and still have incandescent rear bulbs so didn't change flashers.
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I installed the LED housings front and rear. Took me a little longer because I also removed the back up lights for a four taillight look (brighter). This was an easier but more expensive option.
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Here are the links to the LED bulbs that Sky65 is running in his awesome '65 Custom. The front bulbs even function as white DRL's - and - the standard orange turn signal bulb! I'll be installing these in my '66 within a few weeks!

Front DLR/turn
Amazon Amazon

Tail/turn/brake
Amazon Amazon

BU
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Turn Signal Relay
Amazon Amazon

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