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Old 06-23-2009, 09:38 PM   #43
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Greetings reggiemon!

Your post couldn't have come at a better time for me as my entire exterior light system began acting up about the time you started this thread. I had wanted to upgrade the lights on my Overlander, but hadn't found anything that looked like it might work. I followed your lead and purchased a pair of the LEDs from the vendor that you utilized -- their service is beyond reproach -- my lights arrived three days later.

If my coach hadn't had a number of issues with the lights, this would have been an easy project that dramatically increases safety. I will likely also follow your lead on the marker and clearance lights (probably after the International Rally as I will be leaving tomorrow) -- I haven't made a final decision in regard to the license lamp and holder as I had purchased a polished stainless steel model quite some time ago for the Overlander and it was installed as a part of the repairs today.

Thank you for sharing your idea with us -- !

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Here is the vendors link. Sorry the ebay ones are dead now.
http://www.closertowholesale.com/

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Old 05-26-2010, 12:59 PM   #45
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Well I just had to do it!
Couldn’t leave well enough alone
I hear ya!!!!
Your a go getter. Looks good.

I ran across another upgrade light that looks pretty good. It may be used in lots of places.
https://led4rv.com/e/multipurpose/install.php

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Old 05-29-2011, 12:48 PM   #46
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Thanks Reggiemon for this great idea.
I just made the conversion on my 63 Ambassador.I bought the lights from Command Electronics, online, and made in the USA.
Leave the black/brake wire disconnected. The new leds get there brake power from the blinker feed. Not sure how, but they do. I learned the hard way.
They work great, nice and bright. Can't wait for tonight to try them in the dark!
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Yeah, I'm going on several years now and the light mod was one of the best things I did for continued safety on the road.
We get noticed when it is night time!

One thing that has come up for me is a change of tow vehicles which made a problem.
The tow vehicle's electronics could not tell that the taill lights were working. (or even there LOL)
I did the easy fix and added a extension to the electrical hook up which has a resistor added to the line that fakes out the tow vehicle electronics. Got the extension at etrailer.com
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Thanks Reggiemon for this great idea.
I just made the conversion on my 63 Ambassador.I bought the lights from Command Electronics, online, and made in the USA.
Leave the black/brake wire disconnected. The new leds get there brake power from the blinker feed. Not sure how, but they do. I learned the hard way.
They work great, nice and bright. Can't wait for tonight to try them in the dark!
I also have those Tail Lights and am thinking i should convert to LED. Can you point out what part number you actually purchased/installed?
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I bought mine from Commandelectonics.com. Go to Led Lights and scroll down to Surface mount 20 LED stop/tail light (003-601R) They fit perfectly, even the screw holes lined up with a little reaming.
I was always nervous about someone smashing into the back of me, these will make me feel much safer, and an easy upgrade to do.
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I don't see a 601R, is it the 003-6019R?
And can you / did you simply swap out the lenses (your photo looks like you're using vintage/original lenses)?
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Yes, they fit inside the Bargmann 99 lens.
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