LED light problem

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Re: LED light problem

Post by Piledriver » Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:35 pm

The marine brass ones work well, although you need a battery terminal reamer as the inside finish is as cast.
Any auto parts store should have the crimp tool for terminal ends on battery cables.
(not a loaner, for use there)


The marine style use a 5/16" stud connection rather than the lame strap clamp setup, so the cable gets a crimped on terminal.
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Re: LED light problem

Post by tattooed_pariah » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:53 pm

I may have misunderstood the problem, so let me make sure I'm clear..

OP is trying to use a dual filament bulb where the factory had a single filament.

If that is the case, you may need a universal trailer adapter. They run about $20 at walmart or any parts store. It basically is a box with a diode in it that will allow you to use a single dual filament bulb as brake/tail and turn signals.
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Re: LED light problem

Post by Dale M. » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:01 am

tattooed_pariah wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:53 pm
I may have misunderstood the problem, so let me make sure I'm clear..

OP is trying to use a dual filament bulb where the factory had a single filament.

If that is the case, you may need a universal trailer adapter. They run about $20 at walmart or any parts store. It basically is a box with a diode in it that will allow you to use a single dual filament bulb as brake/tail and turn signals.
Aaaah.... No.... Double contact bulb, STOP & TAIL in double contact STOP & TAIL lamp socket, one half of bulb works fine (STOP) other half of bulb (TAIL) does not... Socket problem or bulb problem, that is the question... Most people are leaning towards poor connection in socket...

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Re: LED light problem

Post by tattooed_pariah » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:49 pm

ahh, ok, yeah if you can hook up the bulb in another socket or test bench you can determine if the leds are bad or not.. otherwise I would guess wiring/connection.
Dale M. wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:01 am
tattooed_pariah wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:53 pm
I may have misunderstood the problem, so let me make sure I'm clear..

OP is trying to use a dual filament bulb where the factory had a single filament.

If that is the case, you may need a universal trailer adapter. They run about $20 at walmart or any parts store. It basically is a box with a diode in it that will allow you to use a single dual filament bulb as brake/tail and turn signals.
Aaaah.... No.... Double contact bulb, STOP & TAIL in double contact STOP & TAIL lamp socket, one half of bulb works fine (STOP) other half of bulb (TAIL) does not... Socket problem or bulb problem, that is the question... Most people are leaning towards poor connection in socket...

Dale
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