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Old 05-26-2014, 11:03 PM   #15
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Thanks Andy.. That's good to know.
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:22 PM   #16
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I called vehiclelight.com and it looks like I can replace all of my running lights with direct replacements. I was also interested in replacing the back-up and brake lights, but was told that because of the curve their these May not be available. I asked him about just replacing the bulbs with LED, but he said the cover is different than the ones used for LED lights. Then yesterday I went to our local Trailer and hitch store and the salesman said that's not true. That I can just replace the bulbs..

Does anyone know if which guy is correct? Can I just change out the bulbs to LED for my brake and back-up lights?
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:24 PM   #17
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Oh, and how difficulty is it to change out the running lights? Neither my husband nor I are very mechanical, but if it's not too hard I would like to save the couple hundred dollars the man quoted for labor..
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:26 PM   #18
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<<< I went to our local Trailer and hitch store and the salesman said that's not true.>>>

<<< I would like to save the couple hundred dollars the man quoted for labor>>>

Vic,
I would suggest removing the lens cover, and going up to you local store with the bulb in hand. Pretty much all the auto parts stores as well as the trailer stores have led bulbs on the shelf as direct replacements. I was looking at the ones at auto zone this last weekend.

If they fit and work, great, it they don't work you can take them back....
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:16 PM   #19
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My running and clearance lights are 194, is there any reason that I can't just use one of the LED replacement. Look's to me as if they are wedge type, they are pretty cheap on eBay, if you buy packs of 10 or 20.
Advice is welcome.
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I am about to replace all of my running lights with new bulls eye led's on my '85 Excella ( 1 -wire fixtures) . Which sealant should I use when mounting them?
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Old 11-15-2014, 11:42 AM   #21
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I am about to replace all of my running lights with new bulls eye led's on my '85 Excella ( 1 -wire fixtures) . Which sealant should I use when mounting them?
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I am in the process of doing our 1997 and am using Acryl-R. It has some wicking properties which I think will provide a better seal.
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When replacing standard filament bulbs with LEDs choose the color matching the lens to maximise the emitted light, e.g., red LED for red lens.
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