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Old 11-26-2015, 11:24 AM
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So how many of y'all are using the Amber turn signals on your C4's in the US.. I have a set of the amber lenses for my 85 with the updated bumper and i love the look of them just haven't done the wiring for them yet.
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A friend of mine has the divided stop/signal tail lights in his ZR-1 and they really are nice. Amber for the turn sig & red for running and stop. I think they all should have come that way.
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Why would anyone would run amber tail lights?

I assume you want others to enjoy your expense.
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Why would anyone would run amber tail lights?

I assume you want others to enjoy your expense.
Yeah they are expensive......

Second pic is just two brake lights with the amber turn signals, I would prefer four red lights.....

We have to use them here in Australia, I suppose some people would freak out if they saw red tail lights flashing lol: *****:



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Why would anyone would run amber tail lights?

I assume you want others to enjoy your expense.
Because they look BITCHIN. And a question for you,why would you put money into to your cars,so others can enjoy your expence?
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Because they look BITCHIN. And a question for you,why would you put money into to your cars,so others can enjoy your expence?
What others?

They dont look "bitchin", my 92 had them and I took them off.
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When I was working for the Government, I took my Vette over to England for 3 years. Put the amber turn lamps in the rear (outboard) to comply with the laws. The lamp in the rear under the bumper is a 21 watt rear fog light, also to comply with the law.



When I returned home I kept the amber lamps but moved them inboard.



After a few years of that, I upgraded the lights to LED's, all red again.




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Originally Posted by Klondike View Post
A friend of mine has the divided stop/signal tail lights in his ZR-1 and they really are nice.

Do these have to have additional (special) wiring run from the cabin, or is there some type of "module" that can used back at the tail lights? I'm wondering how easy it is to retrofit these.
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Do these have to have additional (special) wiring run from the cabin, or is there some type of "module" that can used back at the tail lights? I'm wondering how easy it is to retrofit these.
I think there is an adapter harness that hooks them up in the back. He said he made his own, so there must be a schematic diagram floating around somewhere that shows how to wire them.
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Originally Posted by PLRX View Post
Why would anyone would run amber tail lights?

I assume you want others to enjoy your expense.
I happen too really like them, just wanted too see if anyone else had them sorry they aren't your cup of tea
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Because they look BITCHIN. And a question for you,why would you put money into to your cars,so others can enjoy your expence?
Those are the expensive ones from Ecklers, I love em just not the price tag, i have the lenses only the harness is being modified on mine
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Those are the expensive ones from Ecklers, I love em just not the price tag, i have the lenses only the harness is being modified on mine
I didnt buy mine from Ecklers,I got mine from a dealer while they were fairly -affordable-. I made my own harness and the 91-96 lenses wont work without the split housing and these take specific bulb sockets. I think the AC Delco part number for the bulb sockets is LS39 and LS96. Infu
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Those are the expensive ones from Ecklers, I love em just not the price tag, i have the lenses only the harness is being modified on mine
I didnt buy mine from Ecklers,I got mine from a dealer while they were fairly -affordable-. I made my own harness and the 91-96 lenses wont work without the split housing and these take specific bulb sockets. I think the AC Delco part number for the bulb sockets is LS39 and LS96. These are for a 91-96 application.
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Originally Posted by Z51JEFF View Post
I didnt buy mine from Ecklers,I got mine from a dealer while they were fairly -affordable-. I made my own harness and the 91-96 lenses wont work without the split housing and these take specific bulb sockets. I think the AC Delco part number for the bulb sockets is LS39 and LS96. These are for a 91-96 application.
Those are the ones i really wanted, i just haven't seen them anywhere else but Ecklers. i have the lenses like gerardvg, we are almost done with the Harness it's probably been more trouble than it's worth lol
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Because they look BITCHIN. And a question for you,why would you put money into to your cars,so others can enjoy your expence?
This is the Ideal set-up IMO
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This is the Ideal set-up IMO

I like them because the stop lamps are completely separate from the turn siginal. You can have the turn signal on and the stop lights do NOT go out on that side when the amber lights flash for turn. That's one requirement the Euro cars have that I think actually makes sense.
(never understood the rear fog light thing though.)
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(never understood the rear fog light thing though.)
You would if you've ever driven in dense fog where the rear fog lamp (21 watts) is the only light that shows as your coming up to the driver in front of you. Rear tails are something like 7-9 watts and can hardly be seen in fog whereas the the 21 watt fogs show up an extra 20-30 feet.

Not good when drivers accidentally leave that rear fog lamp lit as it's as bright as a brake light and quite annoying when not needed. It's supposed to turned on with a light near or in the dash so the driver knows that the rear fog is on.

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Originally Posted by CREWZIN View Post
When I was working for the Government, I took my Vette over to England for 3 years. Put the amber turn lamps in the rear (outboard) to comply with the laws. The lamp in the rear under the bumper is a 21 watt rear fog light, also to comply with the law.



When I returned home I kept the amber lamps but moved them inboard.



After a few years of that, I upgraded the lights to LED's, all red again.



Hey maybe you could help me figure out how to convert to Euro ambers? I am wondering how the tails are wired up so I can split the signal for seperate amber turn signals. Ive got a forum regarding it here. https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...post1592433712
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