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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-01-2008, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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LED Tail Lights

I tried to swap my standard taillight bulbs in my '63 w/ LED replacements. I can't get the turn signals to operate. I understand that I might need a load resister 'cos of the lower draw of the LEDs. 2 Questions:
1. Where do you splice that into the wiring harness?
2. Do I also need to replace by front turn signal bulbs to LED to get everything to work right?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-01-2008, 06:10 PM
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Re: LED Tail Lights

all you need is a heavy-duty flasher, like the ones sold for towing..... an electronic version should work also..... they don't rely on the current draw of the lamps to determine flasher speed, they are internally regulated.... HTH
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Re: LED Tail Lights

Yep, just a new flasher. Don't waste your time with the load resistors. I have this one and it works like a charm with my LEDs, front and rear.

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Re: LED Tail Lights

where did you get the tail lights?

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Re: LED Tail Lights

I found out that Painless LEDs will not work with standard bulbs or other brand name LEDs. I used this flasher from Napa EP37 Electronic Flasher - Electronic - Flasher Products - Trico Products

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Re: LED Tail Lights

Great - thanks for the feedback everyone, I'll try this out this weekend.
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Where Did You Get The Led Tail Lights?????

Black 1967 Fairlane GTA convertible ... restoring to stock
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Where Did You Get The Led Tail Lights?????
I got mine from here and they work great.

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Re: LED Tail Lights

Monkey
Thanks for the info about the LED website. I bought a couple sets for a few of my cars. These things are nice.. !!!!

cheers
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I didnt red light, the tree was slow!!!
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