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LED tail light bulbs by kgoodyear
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Report this Post08-06-2018 08:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for kgoodyearClick Here to Email kgoodyearSend a Private Message to kgoodyearEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I thought i would pass this along and ask others if they have had a similar experience. In replacing my bulbs in my bulb housing for a display at the 35th Anniversary I noticed a little apron on the #1156 (NAPA) replacement bulb that prevented it from seating all the way. It was certainly easy enough to remedy by using a big fat step bit and ream out the sides to get it to fit. Easy fix! Since I haven't modified for the car do you know if the blinkers will work with the lower wattage draw?

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I thought i would pass this along and ask others if they have had a similar experience. In replacing my bulbs in my bulb housing for a display at the 35th Anniversary I noticed a little apron on the #1156 (NAPA) replacement bulb that prevented it from seating all the way. It was certainly easy enough to remedy by using a big fat step bit and ream out the sides to get it to fit. Easy fix! Since I haven't modified for the car do you know if the blinkers will work with the lower wattage draw?



Unless it has already been done, you will likely have to replace both flasher units with LED compatible flasher units. They are available from around $7 - $14 each from local auto supply stores. I recently converted three of my four vehicles and have the parts on hand to do the last one after it gets back from the paint shop.

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Report this Post08-06-2018 11:55 AM Click Here to See the Profile for cvxjetClick Here to Email cvxjetSend a Private Message to cvxjetEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I bought a pair of LED bulbs to test in my modified GT tail lights.........I suddenly had a goofy idea; I put ONE on each side on the inside position......LEDs react faster (Both on and off) so with regular bulbs on the outer edge, it looks like I have (Sort of) sequential turn indicators......But they also look sequential in both directions when you hit the brakes.....

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In our experience many cars blinkers will still work as long as you only replace the rear with LED and leave the fronts incandescent, or vice versa.
But you may have the turn signal indicators dimly lit when your lights are turned on.

See you at the 35th!

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Report this Post08-06-2018 02:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That's how mine worked on an 87 and on an 88. The electronic blinkers are cheap and easy though.
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I have all LED bulbs on both my Fieros, and of course, the stock signal flasher won't work with that. The first signal flasher I used was a Novita EP34. You can get these at Auto Zone where the electronic parts peg boards are. It's a 3-pin device, so you plug it into the Fiero 2-pin connector and ground the third pin. There's a diagram on the back of the card it comes on showing the pins. Ground the one labeled "negative".
The Novita flasher flashes a bit too fast for my taste, so later I found some variable rate flashers on line that I use now. They are also 3-pin flashers, and connect the same way.
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I have 2 different electronic flashers. Nothing special for either. One came from ebay and just plugged in; the other from BTR, and had a ground wire with a slot for a screw. I used an existing nearby screw on the steering column.

I do notice that at least my indicators blink once or twice after I cancel the blinker, otherwise all good.

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If you use the two prong LED flasher unit it is a direct fit for the Fiero flashers and you do not have to worry about adding ground wires.

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