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Old 08-22-2011, 09:32 PM   #1
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my led light conversions .

I know this may have been covered many a times but id like to share my experience .

1) tools
square bit for screws
heat gun
soldering iron
wire strippers/cutters
flat screw driver

2) parts
led lights (14 total) 7 amber and 7 red all of which are 13 led lights
solder
heat shrink
white silicone


original
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led
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I will post tomorrow as i remove one and replace one .

as well as part numbers for the led's that were $7.00 each .

i am replacing all running lights including the step light.
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:29 PM   #2
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before and after lens off.
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under step light
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:36 PM   #3
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Very nice. Who did you purchase the lights from?
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I bought them from car quest and they are the grote brand .
I have used them for a few years on several trucks and trailer's at my shop and have yet to have any fail .
I probably have 50 of them in service .
I will get part numbers tomorrow.
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:54 PM   #5
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Thanks for posting, as I also would like to switch over to LED's. Are you doing anything with the tail lamps? I would like to replace the entire mounted light instead of just the 1157 bulbs, but haven't found a replacement yet.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:06 AM   #6
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Thanks for posting, as I also would like to switch over to LED's. Are you doing anything with the tail lamps? I would like to replace the entire mounted light instead of just the 1157 bulbs, but haven't found a replacement yet.
I am currently working on tail/brake housing
I will post when I figure it out.
So far the first two led's took me 8 minutes each
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:56 AM   #7
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Hi,
Just a word of caution about using LED lights on the taillights. Where we live we get a fair amount of snow in the winter. My wife's 2010 Chev Malibu has LED lights in the taillights and we notice that because very little heat is generated with these lights, the taillights get covered with snow that doesn't melt so you can't see the lights. We have to make sure we clean the snow off very often.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:43 AM   #8
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Just a word of caution about using LED lights on the taillights. Where we live we get a fair amount of snow in the winter. My wife's 2010 Chev Malibu has LED lights in the taillights and we notice that because very little heat is generated with these lights, the taillights get covered with snow that doesn't melt so you can't see the lights. We have to make sure we clean the snow off very often.
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When the snow flies in iowa my camper has long been put away for months so I hope not to have to worry about that.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:50 AM   #9
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I did this as well on my wolfpack. 13 clearance lights in all. I then installed some 1.5" x 18" tail/turn signals. I used all clear lensed light assemblies on my rig. It really cleaned it up nice. I'll post some pics when I'm on my home computer. Photobucket and my iPhone hate eachother...
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:24 AM   #10
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G4603 from car quest is amber 7.99
g4602 from car quest is red. 7.99

13 led marker light.
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