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Old 12-01-2002, 07:35 PM   #1
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Bulbs - Tail and Clearance

Can anyone give me the bulb numbers (type) for the tail lights and clearance lights for a 1965 Caravel.

I removed both of tail lenses and noted that the bulbs were dual filament types but only had two leads to each scocket. The brightness of the bulbs is very low since only one filiment is lit, which leads me to believe that I do not have the correct bulbs.

Regarding the clearance lights, I want to verify that I have the correct bulbs in place.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 12-02-2002, 08:37 AM   #2
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The tail light bulb number back then was 1034. It basically has been replaced with 1157. One of the filaments is for tail lights (dim), and the other filament is for the turn signal and brake light (bright).
The clearance lights, if they are the original, used a number 57 bulb.


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Old 12-02-2002, 10:24 AM   #3
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Simple electricity

The bulb has only two contacts respective to the filaments.
The ground comes from contact to the chasis of the light housing and in turn to the skin of the trailer.
Lights will glow dim because of poor ground or bond to the trailer.

I have been to this school and let me tell you that a poor ground will truly stump the best of electrical engineers.

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LED Tail Lights

Has anyone converted their lights to LED units?
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