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Word of caution about 1933 Buicks.

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If you back your 1933 Buick in the garage, probably a good idea to take it out of reverse.

About 3:00 am this morning, I noticed a odd light in the garage, yes I'm up at 3:00am sometimes, I'm 64 .

OK, do we have a prowler. Sweats on and with the dog beside me, we headed out to check it out-

What a beautiful sight- The two amber backup lights were still on from leaving the damn car in reverse.

I know I'm not the first one.

OCM

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. . . and the heater, and the cowl lights, and the turn signal . . .I'm 81. Aren't battery shut-off switches and maintainers wonderful?

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It all started in 1929 when Buick first started putting a clear lens in the tail light and made it come on when the car is in reverse....

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My backup lens are amber, which is different by today's standard of course.

Took me awhile to realize the car was in reverse, just don't think that way at 3 am.

Why did they change to amber lenses ? HMMM ?

Sandy

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My backup lens are amber, which is different by today's standard of course.

Took me awhile to realize the car was in reverse, just don't think that way at 3 am.

Why did they change to amber lenses ? HMMM ?

Sandy

I'm guessing that the reason they changed to amber lenses was so that it would not just look like a "broken taillight lens with the brakes on" when lit. Purely speculation on my part, however.

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