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Stuka
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PostSubject: LED Tail Lights   LED Tail Lights Icon_minitime5/16/2010, 1:28 pm

Lights are hard to see in the daytime
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so are the brakes
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and right turn
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Replacement LED tail lights
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Note the single contacts
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Car has DOUBLE contact 1154 bulbs (orig 32 ford did not have turn signals, just lights and brakes)
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A completed assembly
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Black is LIGHTS, red is BRAKES, Whit is ground on the LED LIGHTS
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Wrap the 1154 bulb in a paper towel and break it. We want the base.
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Remove the center section and unsolder the elements.
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The diodes are to isolate the Brake and Turn leads that will be jumpered together
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Connect a diode (band is up) and a jumper (green) to the black contact on the base. This is TURN.
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The BLACK lead (LIGHTS) is reconnected to the 1154 base. The base has two bayonets, with the base down and the low bayonet on the left, the black wire connects to the pin closest to the viewer.
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Connect the red (BAKE) lead to the green jumper (TURN) with a diode (band up)
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Connect the diode to the 1154 base. with the base down and the low bayonet on the left, the red green wire connects to the pin farthest from the viewer.
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Connect the White (ground) to the 1154 base.
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File the contacts smooth
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Tiewrap the loose wires
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Install one at a time to SMOKE CHECK, testing each function before closing up. Here is LIGHTS on
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Here is BRAKES on, a huge improvement over the original light.
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Note: Because we have tied the TURN and BRAKE together, The TURN signal will not be seen when
The brakes are applied. As soon as the brakes are released, the TURN signal will again be seen.
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PostSubject: Re: LED Tail Lights   LED Tail Lights Icon_minitime5/16/2010, 2:34 pm

Nice work Jerry

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PostSubject: Re: LED Tail Lights   LED Tail Lights Icon_minitime5/16/2010, 6:53 pm

Good work Jerry! Now we can tell when you are stopping by the lights instead of listing for the change of the exhaust note!
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PostSubject: Re: LED Tail Lights   LED Tail Lights Icon_minitime5/17/2010, 9:52 pm

nice work jerry it looks awsome
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Location : Dover Fl

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PostSubject: Re: LED Tail Lights   LED Tail Lights Icon_minitime5/17/2010, 11:20 pm

Hey Jerry i might have a fix 4 ya to make your brakelights and blinkers work together?
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PostSubject: Re: LED Tail Lights   LED Tail Lights Icon_minitime5/18/2010, 6:52 am

Cool, can you email me at [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]?
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Location : Dover Fl

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PostSubject: Re: LED Tail Lights   LED Tail Lights Icon_minitime5/18/2010, 7:00 pm

Sorry not much on E maln? But more hands on you can get my #from K1 But glad to help....Try a trailer converter...
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PostSubject: Re: LED Tail Lights   LED Tail Lights Icon_minitime5/18/2010, 9:48 pm

Do they make LED lights replacements for the standard tail lights for the old bugs (59)?
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PostSubject: Re: LED Tail Lights   LED Tail Lights Icon_minitime5/19/2010, 7:24 am

Those would be 6Volt, difficult to find and expensive. An easier solution would be to find the LED replacement for your bulb size and just replace the bulbs. Jerry
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PostSubject: Re: LED Tail Lights   LED Tail Lights Icon_minitime5/20/2010, 11:07 pm

Yeah, I found two sources of 12v snowflake LEDs. Both in the $100 range...

Can't wait to see yours though! They look really snappy...
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PostSubject: Re: LED Tail Lights   LED Tail Lights Icon_minitime5/21/2010, 7:31 am

Thx, hope to see you at the beach.
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PostSubject: Re: LED Tail Lights   LED Tail Lights Icon_minitime5/21/2010, 9:12 am

jstgtpaid wrote:
Yeah, I found two sources of 12v snowflake LEDs. Both in the $100 range...

Can't wait to see yours though! They look really snappy...

I've been looking at a set for my '60 that are for sale on another website. Let me know if you go that route.

Jerry, very nice work sir! They are definately visable now.
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PostSubject: Re: LED Tail Lights   LED Tail Lights Icon_minitime9/18/2010, 12:25 am

There's a company in hot vws as well as on the samba that sale 6v and 12 v led tail lights....6v are a lil more money. They come with connectors and what not I think to so it's almost a plug n play...12 v were right around 100 pr. IMO the ones from hot vws looked nicer quality. Ill see if i can find the ad and post it's site

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