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Old 12-11-2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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'70s taillight question

A quick question about the tail lights on my 73 Safari:

The red light in the center of the tail light housing... should that be a dual filament bulb and work as a tail light AND a signal... Or just a signal light? Mine looks like just signals. Also, the other red one in he cluster looks like a reflector. Is that correct, or should those light up, too?

Since all my markers are old, crumbling and burnt out, it appears I have no tail lights!

Something to add to he "to-do" list.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:39 AM   #2
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I have a '72 Trade Wind...should be similar. The center light is signal and stop. The other is reflector only, and the white is reverse. InlandRV sells a set of LED replacements that incorporate the fiber optic lines that run to your driver side indicators (if you have them). If not, then LED4RV also sells an LED replacement for the '70s AS that does not have the fiber optic option.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:37 AM   #3
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So then from what I understand you to be saying: no constant "on" lights in that cluster of 3? So mine are working as designed then.

Marker lights (including the two red ones on e lower/rear corners) must be the ones that come on and stay on with the headlights (and all mine are in the pipeline for replacement later this week).

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Old 12-12-2012, 07:08 AM   #4
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I can't actually answer the 'constant on' question, as I am in the middle of a shell-off rehab. My guess is the middle turn/brake is also constant on. My attached pic shows the reflector. On my TW, the lower markers (red in the back and amber in the front) are actually reflectors.
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The center red light should be a dual filament bulb with a running light (constant on) and stop/turn signal. The backup light is a single filament. I replaced mine with LEDs, so I don't know the bulb number if that's what you need.

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