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Old 07-24-2001, 04:41 PM
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I CHANGED THE FOG LAMPS ON MY '86 TO THE 50 WATT HALOGENS AND BLEW THE FUSE. IF I CHANGE THE FUSE AND UP THE AMPERAGE WILL THE WIRING BE O.K.? I READ ON THE FORUM AWHILE BACK THAT YOU CAN CHANGE THE BULBS AND THE WIRING WOULD BE O.K WITH THIS CHANGE BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE. ANY SUGGESTIONS? ALSO, I SAW IN MID AMERICA A BULB REPLACEMENT THAT YOU CAN DO FOR THE REVERSE LIGHTS AS WELL. HAS ANYONE SEEN WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE? I AM WONDERING WHAT THIS BULB LOOKS LIKE CONSIDERING THAT THE 1156 AND A HALOGEN REPLACEMENT HAVE 2 DIFFERENT SOCKETS. LET ME KNOW IF YOU GUYS HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS.

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Old 07-24-2001, 06:20 PM
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Only go up 5 amps.
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Old 07-24-2001, 11:39 PM
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I have seen those high watt reverse bulbs, They have the correct base to fit in the 1156 socket. I also did the fog light mod, up the fuse by 5 Amps. Been running mine for a year with no problems, but I wish I could find a way to adjust them, my RH one is a little lower than the LH.

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Old 07-25-2001, 02:17 AM
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I don't know what current draw is for the OEM fog lights, but 2 50 watt lamps will draw
7 amps and the tail fuse is 10 amps. This leaves only an additional 3 amps for everything else on this circuit which is not enough. I think the wire size is safe for 2 50 watt foglamps, but I would install a 20 amp fuse. If that blows out, you will need to start looking for what is drawing the excess current.
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Ok on an '86 if you changed to the 885 50W bulbs, you need to up the Taillamp fuse by 5 amps. I think there is a 10 AMP in there by default, and you want to stick in a 15 AMP. (If I'm wrong, just add 5 to whatever is in there.)

I've been running this for months and months now with no trouble.

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Old 07-25-2001, 10:23 AM
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I put a 15 amp with no problems yet.

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Old 07-25-2001, 02:53 PM
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Thanks for the information! Are those reverse lamps available in the local parts stores or do I have to go through a Mid America? Thanks again for the help!!!!

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Old 07-25-2001, 08:31 PM
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well guys i bought the bulbs ,but just one problem..i cant get the driver side out

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