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Old 10-07-2017, 04:41 PM   #21
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I didn't see anyone mention a very important item. You need a electronic flasher for the blinkers to work. There is not enough resistance to heat up the old style flasher to make them flash.

If you have an old style cruise control(I have a Rostra) you need to contact the company to get a relay in the circuit to turn the cruise off when you touch the brakes.
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A similar plan that's a little easier than unkie's suggestion for the chrome tape is to paint the reflector area white.

May not need either with the LED.
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A similar plan that's a little easier than unkie's suggestion for the chrome tape is to paint the reflector area white.

May not need either with the LED.
I can't imagine getting any brighter than the 450 lumens Superbright brakes, I'll go for it as soon as I figure out how to measure it and explore Co. law regarding limits on brightness of brake lights.
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A similar plan that's a little easier than unkie's suggestion for the chrome tape is to paint the reflector area white.

May not need either with the LED.
You could line the housing with the shinny side of tin foil facing out. I think it would reflect better then white paint. I did this on a 55 F*%d with flat red taillights back in the day. Real good reflection.
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As I said earlier, the finish of the reflector area of the taillight housing may not be a factor with LEDs. We may be splitting hairs on this if you upgrade to LED.

Another situation is that the original taillights on a 55 had a flat red lens inside the red outer lens. I don't think many use the flat lens, and they don't even fit inside the repro lenses sold. That flat lens will darken the light output.
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As I said earlier, the finish of the reflector area of the taillight housing may not be a factor with LEDs. We may be splitting hairs on this if you upgrade to LED.

Another situation is that the original taillights on a 55 had a flat red lens inside the red outer lens. I don't think many use the flat lens, and they don't even fit inside the repro lenses sold. That flat lens will darken the light output.
Just my preference, I kept the fresnel lens w/ the red Superbright LED bulb. To what degree it focuses the lights I'm not sure, but it does look significantly better when combined w/ the powered blue dots. High power Ruby red and Saphire blue together produces an electric Crimson. Camera can't capture it. Jim
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Unless your replacing both the front and rear turns there's enough resistance in the circuit to not need a resistor. Did you order the white or red for brake bulb?
It was suggested that the high lumen white was actually too bright and ended up overpowering the lens to the point of light pink. The High Power red bulb, while only 400 lumens creates a nice strong ruby red with the tri five lens. I set mine off with led backed blue dots. Now I've got the crimson I wanted.
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As I mentioned in an earlier post the new Super Bright LED bulbs are nice and bright but the flasher would not blink (probably due to the front lights not being installed.

I have now installed the front marker lights and they do blink but fairly slow. What are the options to get them to blink faster? I have an AAW Classic Update wiring harness.

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Take a look at what Superbright has to offer. You may be able to simply pop in their flasher.
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Well as it turns out the main is was a nearly dead battery...

The new AAW ignition switch has an acc position and left it in ACC for over a day. With the battery charged it now has enough power to trip the flasher.

It does blink much better now. Just slightly slower I would say. I will check out one of the LED flashers.

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