Led tailights ?

Discussion in 'Sparky's corner' started by gssportwagon, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. gssportwagon

    gssportwagon Active Member

    I put two LED taillight bulbs
    in a '67 Sport Wagon along with a Flasher with ground that was supposed to work with incandescent bulbs, in the front and LED in rear. It does not flash at all. Any one have any ideas?
  2. lemmy-67

    lemmy-67 Gold Level Contributor

    Thermal flashers (Al can type) rely on the current draw of the incandescent bulbs...LEDs draw a lot less current and may not trip them. Change the flashers out to solid-state (TTL) type, and they should work with the LED bulbs.
  3. rjm

    rjm Active Member

    This is the flasher I used with a mix of incandescent and LED tail lights. CEC EF32RL flasher . got it from amazon.
  4. gssportwagon

    gssportwagon Active Member

    Thanks for the input, fixed today and all work well. gssportwagon
  5. 1989GTA

    1989GTA Silver Level contributor

    What LED's did you use? I am going with sequential tail lights and I just bought the Sylvania Zevo red LED 1157's. I also bought the TTL flasher.
  6. gssportwagon

    gssportwagon Active Member

    I did buy a Sylvania for the rear that was made in Taiwan, and it fit OK. I wanted amber for the front , the package said made in Italy. These would not fit, they would not go in far enough to lock in. I think I found a Amber, Taiwan today that will work. The car is a "67 Sport Wagon. Good Luck.
  7. 78ParkAvenue

    78ParkAvenue LED Interior Lighting

    I have had some of those Sylvania LED replacements in my interior for almost two years....no problems yet. They have a lifetime warranty. Of the other unbranded LED replacement bulbs I have tried over the last decade, none seem to last more than a year or two. I purchased several different types from superbrightleds.com, eBay, Amazon, but none have done very well. They are dirt cheap so you can just continue to replace them. If they expand the Sylvania lineup I will probably purchase more. My Park Avenue uses some festoon style bulbs in the footwell with looped connections; Sylvania don't have a replacement for that style. I have not yet tried the brake or turn signal replacements. I used one of the electronic flasher units in my Electra. That fixed the no flash problem.

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