For What Its Worth
LED tail lights done in 2005
& Notes on Electronic flashers
Converting to LED lights is
cool, but you have to be careful and assure they meet DOT
approval. Many do not. The brake lights vs. tail lights
need to be many times brighter and seen from a wide angle. This
kit met all the specs. My
overall assessment, GREAT. Parts fit
well, instructions were
clear. Came with everything you need, but the electronic flasher.
Cheap camera messed up the
colors and washed
the intensity differences in the pics, sorry. One day I may get
Technostalgia Kit parts Some of the
parts, I wish all my lens gaskets were this good.
Tail light After Install
You do need to upgrade the
flasher to an electronic style. I found a 2 prong, "electronic
shown) eventually at AutoZone. Tail lights and front running
lights are LEDs. Works good,
but the turn signals in the dash must be bulbs or there is not enough
current to make this electronic flasher work.
I eventually found a
2 prong, grounded electronic flasher. It has a separate ground wire.
It always works. One caution, the prongs +/- sides were reversed.
I had to carefully remove the connectors from the plug and reverse them. To remove the metal connectors a
very small screw driver is used to bend the clip down that holds them in.
Once out bend the clips back up and re-insert as needed.
with these plastic cased electronic flashers and the old metal flasher
mount. It was made for metal cased flashers, not the plastic
ones. I put a radiator hose clamp around them, tightened
lightly. The old style holder then holds on around the metal clamp.
The first one I tried was just the plastic case and it collapsed in the
clamp over time and shorted out the flasher.
Someone wanted to know where the flasher was. Its by the radio.
VHubbard. May 2009 Updated Nov 2011
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