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  • bensherb
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    The first two I bought had a beeper in them. They both beeped but only one flashed and the beeper was ungodly loud, drove me crazy really fast. The orange ones all worked fine, and the flash speed of them is adjustable. I have two in my car, one for the turn signals and one for emergency flashers, both work great. You can get a solid state flasher at Napa, they'll work with any combo of bulbs too but will cost $10-$15.

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  • Treblig
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    Originally posted by bensherb View Post
    No, the LED flasher will work with incandescent bulbs too. I used it for a while as you plan, with LED's in back and incandescents in front, it worked fine. I forgot to mention, if you use LED's for gauge panel lights the dimmer won't work, they don't draw enough power.

    Kato, my guess is the flashers you got were defective, remember they cost a buck and that included shipping from China. I bought six, two of one type and four of the orange one. Of the six 5 worked.

    Who'd-a-thunk???? I had no idea the LED flasher would work with regular bulbs!! That's perfect, I'll order some LEDs for the rear and leave the front lights alone for now. Oh...which flasher worked best the 2 or the 4 orange, I have plenty of time so I'll probably order from China as well.
    No plan to swap out dash light, my daughter doesn't drive very much at night anyway!!

    thanks,
    Treblig

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  • bensherb
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    Originally posted by Treblig View Post
    I hadn't thought about it but I guess I'll have to swap out all 4 bulbs (front and rear signals) if I put the LED flasher into the harness?? My plan was to only change the rear bulbs so they would be more visible (from the rear) but once I put the LED flasher in there it will affect all the bulbs that flash (signal)??

    treblig
    No, the LED flasher will work with incandescent bulbs too. I used it for a while as you plan, with LED's in back and incandescents in front, it worked fine. I forgot to mention, if you use LED's for gauge panel lights the dimmer won't work, they don't draw enough power.

    Kato, my guess is the flashers you got were defective, remember they cost a buck and that included shipping from China. I bought six, two of one type and four of the orange one. Of the six 5 worked.
    Last edited by bensherb; 11-17-2016, 09:20 PM.

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  • Dick LeRoux
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    I had to use ballast resistors to make the rear LED lights work. The Super Brite solution was way more complicated. I just went to FLAPS & picked up the two ballast resistors & I was G2G. (Be careful where you mount them, they do get hot) I have the standard incandescent bulbs up front & haven't made the conversion. The flasher is original but I was wondering about changing & now I'm wondering if the LED flasher unit would work. Curious minds would like to know

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  • Treblig
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    Originally posted by Kato View Post
    I just switched my 62 GT over to Leds. I bought from "superbrightleds.com" They were excellent to deal with. They have a tech support service that I am almost certain would be able to lead you in the right direction regarding which LEDs will be compatible. Also, I tried 2 flashers that were recommended to me on eBay. Neither worked. I then tried to cross reference the original SAE # to a Grote LED flasher at a local parts supply store, that did not work. Finally I contacted superbrightleds and they told me which flasher I needed and presto, it worked. Highly recommend you save yourself some trouble and use superbrightleds for everything. More money but good products and excellent service.
    I hadn't thought about it but I guess I'll have to swap out all 4 bulbs (front and rear signals) if I put the LED flasher into the harness?? My plan was to only change the rear bulbs so they would be more visible (from the rear) but once I put the LED flasher in there it will affect all the bulbs that flash (signal)??

    treblig

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  • Kato
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    I just switched my 62 GT over to Leds. I bought from "superbrightleds.com" They were excellent to deal with. They have a tech support service that I am almost certain would be able to lead you in the right direction regarding which LEDs will be compatible. Also, I tried 2 flashers that were recommended to me on eBay. Neither worked. I then tried to cross reference the original SAE # to a Grote LED flasher at a local parts supply store, that did not work. Finally I contacted superbrightleds and they told me which flasher I needed and presto, it worked. Highly recommend you save yourself some trouble and use superbrightleds for everything. More money but good products and excellent service.

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  • bensherb
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    OOPS! Sorry, I fixed it. It's this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/281891893949?
    _trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


    As a bit of info; I measured the current draw of all the incandescent bulbs I removed, and of the LED's I replaced them with. If all were lit at the same time the Incandescents draw just shy of 20 amps (19.6A); the LED's draw just over 2 1/2 amps (2.54A). Quite the power savings.
    Last edited by bensherb; 11-15-2016, 11:33 PM.

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  • Treblig
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    Originally posted by bensherb View Post
    I used these in the license and reverse lights on my '62 GT; http://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-Super-Whi...item43d98a332e

    These for the tail/brake light; http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-PCS-Red-11...item43c4cae9f2 They are long but fit easily under the GT lens, they also have a 27 smd version that should fit under a flatter lens.

    And these for the front turn/park lamps; http://www.ebay.com/itm/4X-Amber-Yel...item4637af4c0e (they have red ones like these too)

    You will also need a flasher that works with LEDs. I used this one; http://www.ebay.com/itm/4X-Amber-Yel...item4637af4c0e

    Also used these in the dash instruments, these are blue but they have other colors too; http://www.ebay.com/itm/20pcs-Ba9s-L...item33a6b4bbec

    And these in the courtesy lights; http://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-Xenon-Whi...item46368888f9



    They work great ! Just remember it's best to use the same color LED as the lens over it. White LED's wash out the color so red looks pink and amber turns pale yellow.

    EXCELLENT INFO!! No more guessing for me!! One question, I opened each link in your post and was really looking forward to seeing which flasher you used but that particular link only showed an LED. I know I'll either need a new flasher or those resistor thingies. I'd rather swap out my flasher.

    treblig

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  • bensherb
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    I used these in the license and reverse lights on my '62 GT; http://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-Super-Whi...item43d98a332e

    These for the tail/brake light; http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-PCS-Red-11...item43c4cae9f2 They are long but fit easily under the GT lens, they also have a 27 smd version that should fit under a flatter lens.

    And these for the front turn/park lamps; http://www.ebay.com/itm/4X-Amber-Yel...item4637af4c0e (they have red ones like these too)

    You will also need a flasher that works with LEDs. I used this one; http://www.ebay.com/itm/281891893949...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    Also used these in the dash instruments, these are blue but they have other colors too; http://www.ebay.com/itm/20pcs-Ba9s-L...item33a6b4bbec

    And these in the courtesy lights; http://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-Xenon-Whi...item46368888f9



    They work great ! Just remember it's best to use the same color LED as the lens over it. White LED's wash out the color so red looks pink and amber turns pale yellow.
    Last edited by bensherb; 11-15-2016, 11:24 PM.

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  • TWChamp
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    Greyben is right. When I worked at the service station in the 60's the 1157's were the heavy duty replacement bulbs for the 1034's.

    Look up "superbrightlights" or something like that, as they have quite a selection of LED bulbs for cars.

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  • greyben
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    I believe the L is just an AC designater the 67 and 1034 are the general numbers. I think the 1034 will interchange with the 1157. Both are double contact indexed with an S-8 bulb. The 1157 is a later number and in my book is listed as heavy duty. The 1034 and 1157 are both rated at 32/4 Candlepower and the 67 is rated at 3 cp.

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  • Treblig
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    Originally posted by 345 DeSoto View Post
    My Service Manual shows the number for the license plate light to be Mazda #67...
    https://www.google.com/search?num=10...k1.ghV6buV8oD8


    Thanks DeSoto, I went back to my service manual and found the page you're referring to......don't know why I didn't see that page before. grayben was also correct except the manual doesn't show the "L" before the number. I think the Mazda number should cross.

    Treblig

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  • 345 DeSoto
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    My Service Manual shows the number for the license plate light to be Mazda #67...
    https://www.google.com/search?num=10...k1.ghV6buV8oD8

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  • Treblig
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    Originally posted by greyben View Post
    license bulb L67
    TL bulb L1034
    thanks greyben, but when I search the internet for those numbers nothing comes up??? Do you have the cross to 1156/1157 or other regular bulb numbers. I need a number that I can cross to an LED>
    Thanks,
    Treblig

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  • greyben
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    license bulb L67
    TL bulb L1034

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