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I haven't...YET. I did fix the CHMSL (ET) by using an LED strip I had from a motorcycle. Worked MUCH better and was MUCH brighter than the old incandescent setup that was a power hog and prone to corrosion.

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1 hour ago, Reaper1 said:

I haven't...YET. I did fix the CHMSL (ET) by using an LED strip I had from a motorcycle. Worked MUCH better and was MUCH brighter than the old incandescent setup that was a power hog and prone to corrosion.

I have done that as well on my TC. I have LED bulbs for tail/stop lamps, but have to get a variable load flasher as these LEDs don’t draw enough current to make the standard flasher operate. 

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10 hours ago, checkmate said:

Thanks for the info. New projects ahead

Let us know how you progress. 

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13 hours ago, Hemi Dude said:

Let us know how you progress. 

Please let me know the process/parts you used to do the upgrade. I'm doing my very best to make the car I have for sale more appealing to potential buyers.

Jerry

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On 3/21/2020 at 7:15 AM, checkmate said:

Please let me know the process/parts you used to do the upgrade. I'm doing my very best to make the car I have for sale more appealing to potential buyers.

Jerry

 

It's Sunday now, will put something together... a little later, as I am able.  

Sorry to read that you plan to sell it, so this may encourage others to do something about the dim tail lamps and stop lamps on out TCs.

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1 hour ago, Hemi Dude said:

 

It's Sunday now, will put something together... a little later, as I am able.  

Sorry to read that you plan to sell it, so this may encourage others to do something about the dim tail lamps and stop lamps on out TCs.

Thanks Hemi. Anything I can do to make the car more appealing to potential buyers is helpful 

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On 3/18/2020 at 11:45 PM, checkmate said:

Has anyone changed out the tail light bulbs with LED bulbs?

OK, here we go. This is not NASCAR iRacing, and not even the next best thing!

I set the recording to stop as it was programmed, so I missed the end of the race due to so many CAUTIONS.

Fortunately they are doing a replay later today and I added time to that one, so I hope to see the winner on that showing.  How many of you watched ?

 

I am doing this in several parts as the photos eat a lot of GBs.

First I'll show the 3rd High Mounted stop lamp.

I found these LEDs in a longer lamp on the internet years ago and made myself the lamp by cutting the board to fit. Now you guys have to figure out how to do this, it was likely 5 or more years since I did this. Just notice the 2 wires coming from the board, RED being (+) and BLACK being (-). Connect them into the factory harness cut from the old bulb board while maintaining proper polarity.

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The board is merely epoxied in place. The outcome is MUCH brighter H M Lamp. NO, I did not have to take the lamp off my TC, I made 2 since I had enough LED boards.

 

 

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On 3/18/2020 at 11:45 PM, checkmate said:

Has anyone changed out the tail light bulbs with LED bulbs?

Earlier I wrote " I have LED bulbs for tail/stop lamps, but have to get a variable load flasher as these LEDs don’t draw enough current to make the standard flasher operate. "

THAT WAS NOT EXACTLY CORRECT!  I discovered that today, when I was going to take some photos of the tail lamp.  I had already done the conversion!

I took a look and found DA719F2C-51DC-4FBB-BD61-2C6F18FFD442_1_201_a.thumb.jpeg.02911d4b572f47fbe1a70a74b1e6514c.jpeg

I had already installed one LED bulb and left the original 1157 bulb in the other socket. This way the original flasher (I think} will still work. I took a photo of them in normal 'tail lamp on' mode but it turned out to be much too bright with the LED bulb on.

Below is a package with 2 bulbs which cost $12.95 at the time of purchase.

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Hopefully this will be of some help and a project for many of you to jump on during our time waiting out the Coronavirus.

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15 hours ago, Hemi Dude said:

OK, here we go. This is not NASCAR iRacing, and not even the next best thing!

I set the recording to stop as it was programmed, so I missed the end of the race due to so many CAUTIONS.

Fortunately they are doing a replay later today and I added time to that one, so I hope to see the winner on that showing.  How many of you watched ?

 

I am doing this in several parts as the photos eat a lot of GBs.

First I'll show the 3rd High Mounted stop lamp.

I found these LEDs in a longer lamp on the internet years ago and made myself the lamp by cutting the board to fit. Now you guys have to figure out how to do this, it was likely 5 or more years since I did this. Just notice the 2 wires coming from the board, RED being (+) and BLACK being (-). Connect them into the factory harness cut from the old bulb board while maintaining proper polarity.

AA0CFAD1-DA1C-4269-A1C3-3C0A0A1F957A.thumb.jpeg.34658f17f0c1e4cc8193c79ed6d0309f.jpeg

The board is merely epoxied in place. The outcome is MUCH brighter H M Lamp. NO, I did not have to take the lamp off my TC, I made 2 since I had enough LED boards.

 

 

Thanks for the update. I really do appreciate you knowledge.

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20 hours ago, Hemi Dude said:

Earlier I wrote " I have LED bulbs for tail/stop lamps, but have to get a variable load flasher as these LEDs don’t draw enough current to make the standard flasher operate. "

THAT WAS NOT EXACTLY CORRECT!  I discovered that today, when I was going to take some photos of the tail lamp.  I had already done the conversion!

I took a look and found DA719F2C-51DC-4FBB-BD61-2C6F18FFD442_1_201_a.thumb.jpeg.02911d4b572f47fbe1a70a74b1e6514c.jpeg

I had already installed one LED bulb and left the original 1157 bulb in the other socket. This way the original flasher (I think} will still work. I took a photo of them in normal 'tail lamp on' mode but it turned out to be much too bright with the LED bulb on.

Below is a package with 2 bulbs which cost $12.95 at the time of purchase.

7D5B7DE2-D5C4-42CC-9B2C-7B34B1C479CC_1_201_a.thumb.jpeg.da2d4f24f21220da405f48a798f2aad0.jpeg

 

6B92B7FA-B897-40E5-9BA2-83EC1DF07098_1_201_a.thumb.jpeg.f10d95329b9cd39e8f107c49388351e6.jpeg

 

Hopefully this will be of some help and a project for many of you to jump on during our time waiting out the Coronavirus.

You're the best!

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