LED TAIL / PARK LIGHT BULBS

Electrical and Ignition

  1. cawley

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    Just ordered LED bulbs for my dash lights. Has anyone done the same for there tail & parking lights ?
     
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    PM me, and I will tell you what I got. If I tell you here in the general forum, I will be told I am wrong by the "experts"
     
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    • halifaxhops

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        Digitails has these for 69 Barracuda.
        1969 Plymouth Barracuda LED Tail Light Panels | DIGI-TAILS

        I sent them one of my 68 Dart tail light housings so hopefully they will have something available for that soon. So, if you own a 68 Dart and are interested in one of their kits, please email them and let them know. Maybe they will get a kit made a little faster if more people tell them they are interested.
         
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        • TrailBeast

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          Not only tail, brake, park and turn but backups as well.
          I went a little farther with it and cut the center out of the lenses and made new flat smoked lexan covers.
          The LED panels I used are 1/2 inch thick and fit inside the lens housings.
          I also wired/soldered bulb sockets on the panels so they plug in to the OE sockets.
          Same with the front park and turn lights but with the orange panels.

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            • Dana67Dart

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                Something to watch out for is if you have to add resistors to the wiring you have gained nothing. The resisters add a load so the stock turn signal and flasher cans will work. Might as well just use incandescent.

                Personal pet peeve

                That being said....

                Be sure to get an LED compatible version of the blinker and flasher unit.

                My prefrence for LED conversions would be to use direct bulb replacements rather than some type of retrofitting of the lense assy. That way if you are in the middle of nowhere and you need a bulb you can always go back to stock at any auto parts or even grocery store.
                 
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                • moparmat2000

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                  This one is LED compatible, and has an adjustable pot so you can adjust the flash speed.

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                    Just remember if it's not DOT they will smack your pee pee if they catch you. It's a Mopar, they will have to catch you first. LoL!!
                     
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                    No leds here.
                    3496 tail light bulb works way better than the whatever stock bulb, 1157 iirc.
                    Last too, haven't changed them in years, probably close to ten.

                    I cleaned and painted the rear light cans a bright silver.

                    NAPA solid state flasher, around $13, for both the signals and the hazard. Lights flash like a new car.
                     
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                      I think the whole point of using the LEDs instead of incandescent bulbs was to reduce the amp draw on the wiring.
                       
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                          RealWing you must be wrong because they arent DOT approved and therefore wont work correctly unless the experts say so. LoL. Just messing with you. I agree with you.
                           
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                          Oh no, not DOT approved??!!
                          I take it all back. Don’t ever install these:rofl:
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                          I used led for the interior lights, fastback.
                          I can keep the door open now without melting the plastic bulb/wiring holders, which I replaced as well.
                           
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                            I use LEDs for every bulb that comes on with headlight switch except the headlights. They’re still OEM type. My stock hazard flasher still works just flashes slower, left it along. Used an electronic flasher with a ground wire for turn signals. Works good, even provides a clicking sound. Headlight relays too. Lot lower draw on the wiring. All LEDs were direct plug-in replacements.
                             
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