LED Tail lights

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by fordnutz » 06 Jan 2018, 15:01

I know it is explained on the website that it is recommended, but it is not essential to your turn signal operation, only if you want it to blink in the car.
Until just a few years ago it would often be the case that when I pulled up to a stop light with my signal activated the dash light would stay lite. When you gave a rev it would start to flash again, which led me to believe that my alternator needed to put out more amperage. This was especially the case when you had other accessories running.
Now, with this little device, my signals always blink inside the car as well as outside.
Also I think part of the "no modifications" statement be part and parcel to the early LED bulb problems where you had to wire in a special device to keep your signal system from thinking there was a bulb out and flash really fast. We have all seen those on work trucks where they put LEDs on the back of their 1 ton cube, but nothing else, and the signals flash very fast.
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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by Mike_B_SVT » 06 Jan 2018, 21:17

I'd love to convert mine all over to LED... but having a '70 requires a pretty significant investment, between all the electronics and the bulbs themselves. I think for now I'm going to go with just the Dash LED kit, since I'll have it torn apart for a heater core this winter.

From what I've read, that should be just a stand-alone, plug and play mod. Right?
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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by fordnutz » 06 Jan 2018, 21:52

I bought the dash kit for 68 XR-7, but it’s missing a couple of bulbs to do everything, so I ordered a couple more to do them all.
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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by xr7g428 » 07 Jan 2018, 12:47

Reminds me of used car ads. Rust free means they are not charging you for the rust. 90% complete means by weight. Everything you need = Almost everything you need...
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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by Cougar Bill » 07 Jan 2018, 12:54

This has been an issue forever!
Look at a "complete" motor kit from AMK....

Anyway, the LED bulbs are a great upgrade to any of our Cougars. The reverse led's are a must!. 67/8 are like mini spot lights out back. Dash leds do look good too. The kit to replace the dash pod light diffusers is a good way to go instead of leds, for the budget minded. Comes in 3 colors.
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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by catlover » 08 Jan 2018, 08:46

Mike_B_SVT wrote:
06 Jan 2018, 21:17
I'd love to convert mine all over to LED... but having a '70 requires a pretty significant investment, between all the electronics and the bulbs themselves. I think for now I'm going to go with just the Dash LED kit, since I'll have it torn apart for a heater core this winter.

From what I've read, that should be just a stand-alone, plug and play mod. Right?
Mike, don't forget the clock, radio and heater LED's,
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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by Mike_B_SVT » 08 Jan 2018, 22:37

catlover wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 08:46
Mike_B_SVT wrote:
06 Jan 2018, 21:17
I'd love to convert mine all over to LED... but having a '70 requires a pretty significant investment, between all the electronics and the bulbs themselves. I think for now I'm going to go with just the Dash LED kit, since I'll have it torn apart for a heater core this winter.

From what I've read, that should be just a stand-alone, plug and play mod. Right?
Mike, don't forget the clock, radio and heater LED's,
Thanks! That's why I haven't ordered the kit yet - I figured I would find 3 or 4 more bulbs I would need after I pull the dash apart, LOL!
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