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    new turn signals

    I did this project a few years ago so this is a transplant from the other forum but this will be a more concise post.
    I haven't edited any of the conversation so I'm not sure what I typed, but this is what I would like the new light covers to more closely match the size and shape, basically if they looked like a twinkie that would be perfect.


    I bought these on ebay



    40 LED's per unit, they are approximately the same size as the exisitng bracket (horizontally of course)

    They are all over Ebay, there's also one with a clear lens if perferred.

    $38 bucks for the pair shipped, and they take care of driving lights, brake lights and turn signal all in one unit.
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    Re: new turn signals

    I've found what most closely matches my rear brake lights to replace my front turn signals at www.vehiclelight.com they were about $30 each for the fronts you will not have a White driving light anymore...I don't need or want it here, just a heads up.




    With this set up it eliminates the individual lights in the front to match what I'm doing on the back, it also allows for NO amber lenses, however it does have amber LED's so it will be bright and very noticible.

    I'm not saying that my light choices are the best looking but, for $60 US to replace ALL my lights, it's a much more affordable item then the $500 alternative for those that want an option.

    I really don't like the styling of the factory lights in any way, so the things I was trying to solve were

    1: combine 8 individual lights into 4 lights
    2: get rid of the huge footprint that the factory lenses and backings take up.
    3: get a solid state design that with no plug in bulbs that can ever pop out due to vibration or just poor fitment
    4: get LED's so that they are much brighter and safer which these are very bright

    Now, as I've mentioned already I'm going to have Ray design and fabricate the mounts for these, they will be located in the same location as stock and are close the the width of the factory but not as tall, and about 1/6th as deep.

    Is there any other interest in these, if not NO biggie, but I figure if we are going to make custom mounts, Ray might want to know if he should make extras.
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    Re: new turn signals

    Ok I have my car back.............good news, the tail lights I bought will fit exactly on the factory mounting plate, here's a few pics to show what I'm talking about





    the plug for the new light fits in the hole for the original, the only thing I'll have to change/modify, is a new bolt with a flat head to affix the backings like they are stock, but that's it, at least so far, that it looks like this should work
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    Re: new turn signals

    here's the front turn signal, it's different then the rear because it's not totally flush or as thin of a light, but I really don't care




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    Re: new turn signals

    ok here's 2 pics of the rears installed.




    I just finished installing them, there are a few bugs to work out, In speaking with the guy who sold me the lights, the factory flasher unit is not working because they pull to little amperage, this is common in the industry and he has developed a custom flasher unit that works at a much lower amperage...so I've ordered it and I'll report back when it is installed.

    For now, they work as parking and brake lights, but no hazzards on the back and no turn signals all the way around. Hopefully the new flasher unit will resolve both problems.

    Also, they fit in the factory locations, and now the stock backings look even worse, BUT, my goal was to make an inexpensive LED replacement for the lights all the way around and for about $150 including all 4 lights, wiring adapters, new flasher, and all the odds and ends I used along the way, I accomplished my goal.

    And it can all go back to stock if I wanted/needed too.
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    Re: new turn signals

    another video in the day light.....not sure how well it depicts the lights but it's with a cell phone so, it shows both lights on and blinking, and the rain light on and off......what it doesn't show is the brightness of the lights, and how instantly they flick on and off....but what do you want from a cell phone.

    new light backs are the next project

    Last edited by Steve; July 5, 2011 at 08:34 AM.

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