LED Tail lights

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LED Tail lights

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Post by rcode » 26 Oct 2017, 16:47

So my sequentials worked fine, unless the parking/headlights were on. Once I removed the led bulbs someone had installed and replaced with standard 1157's, all is well. Although I liked the bright illumination, it defeats the purpose if they can't function under all scenario's. Just my two cents.

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Post by Don Rush » 27 Oct 2017, 10:28

Did you install the LED sequential and flashers? Are they WCCC brand LED's? They will be imprinted with WCCC if they are, not all brands will work with the Cougar unique taillight systems.

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Post by Local Hero » 27 Oct 2017, 12:25

Don -

I made an impulse buy just last week and got your LED taillight bulbs while purchasing the replacement vacuum tank.

I confess to not really researching the mod before purchasing.

Now, I DO have Vic's replacement solid state sequential unit installed about 12 years ago.

I've not installed the bulbs yet.

Am I going to have any issues?

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Post by Blitz » 27 Oct 2017, 13:00

You'll be fine Mark, luckily 67-68 don't require extra mods, the bulbs are plug-and-play for your car.

Here's our handy dandy chart showing what electronics are needed for each year to make the LED conversion work properly:

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Post by Don Rush » 27 Oct 2017, 13:23

Local Hero wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 12:25
Don -

I made an impulse buy just last week and got your LED taillight bulbs while purchasing the replacement vacuum tank.

I confess to not really researching the mod before purchasing.

Now, I DO have Vic's replacement solid state sequential unit installed about 12 years ago.

I've not installed the bulbs yet.

Am I going to have any issues?

Thanks!
The green signal indicator arrows on your 67 and 68 dash are usually iffy at best on your 50 year old car, once you decrease the load by installing LED's it gets worse... This is just a comfort item so technically you do not have to upgrade but I personally like all my dash lights to work so I recommend it to others.

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Post by Local Hero » 27 Oct 2017, 15:15

Thanks guys for the info.

Yeah, my dash indicators have been iffy and I'll likely step up for that relay with my next purchase.
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Post by rcode » 29 Oct 2017, 18:04

Don,

The bulbs I removed do not say WCCC and were installed by a PO.

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Post by Cavallino » 06 Jan 2018, 00:40

Have WCCC LED taillight bulbs installed in my 67 XR7 GT and look just super but the dash turn signal indicators now flash once then are steady with no blink. Lights work great however. I am running Vic's Solid State Sequential Turn Signal Box replacement (also from WCCC).

From this tread it looks like the solution to to replace the relay with this solid state unit as well? https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/s ... attribs=76

Totally love the way the lights work but will admit a bit disappointed that this statement on the WCCC listed for the bulbs is a bit misleading:

"1967-68 Cougar owners: you're lucky; these will work in your car with no modifications. As you seen in the video, they work fine right out of the package whether you have the new and improved solid state sequential unit or the original mechanical unit."

So think "these will work" a misleading statement. OK...they work. But not 100% correct. Maybe the stars will align and Don will PM me with a deal on this relay?

Going to assume that replacing the solid state box with the old perfectly functional original unit is not a solution.
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Post by fordnutz » 06 Jan 2018, 01:48

If your original sequencer in the trunk works fine, then no need to replace it with a solid state version on 67 and 68s. As stated if you want your dash lights to flash, then you need the part you have link to.
69 and up is where you need to replace your entire system depending on what you decide to go with. You need to match sequencers to bulbs, etc., as they are not mix and match.
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Re: LED Tail lights

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Post by Cavallino » 06 Jan 2018, 12:53

fordnutz wrote:
06 Jan 2018, 01:48
If your original sequencer in the trunk works fine, then no need to replace it with a solid state version on 67 and 68s. As stated if you want your dash lights to flash, then you need the part you have link to.
69 and up is where you need to replace your entire system depending on what you decide to go with. You need to match sequencers to bulbs, etc., as they are not mix and match.
You will love your Plasma Led bulbs in your cat.
Good luck with it.
Thanks Scott. Already converted to a solid state sequential turn signal box but if a solid state signal relay is needed to make the dash indicators work correctly then i take some minor issue with the WCCC statement that their LED bulbs "will work in your car with no modifications" for 67/68 but do show the turn signal relay as "recommended" in their chart.

For other owners looking to convert their 67/68 to LED (which i totally recommend), it would be helpful to those folks to know why a new relay may be needed as contradicts "with no modifications" A least on other vendor include the relay as part of a 67/68 "LED conversion kit". Just saying.
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