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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Upgrading KARR's Exterior Lights To LED, Part 2

Today I continued upgrading KARR's exterior lights to LED.  As you can see, KARR is quite pleased.


I started with the front turn signals.  I noticed today these lenses were cracked and broken so I ordered new turn signal lenses from The Fiero Store.


The LED that replaces the stock turn signal bulb is 1157-A27-T from SuperBrightLEDs.com.   


The LED fits in the socket without issue, however I did notice the socket wiring seems to have a short or a break in the wire.  I also ordered replacement sockets for both turn signal lamps from The Fiero Store.


Here is a comparison of the LED (passenger side) and the stock bulb (driver side). 


If that isn't a night and day difference, then I don't know what is! I am really happy I decided to convert these! All I need now is some Van Halen, some dancing and singing, and a grape KickStart. :D


Both turn signals with LEDs:


Now on to the front side marker lights.



The replacement LED for the side marker lights is 194-AHP5 from SuperBrightLEDs.com.


Driver side with stock bulb:



Passenger side with LED:



Next up were the rear side marker lights.



The replacement LED for the side marker lights is 194-RHP5 from SuperBrightLEDs.com.


Rear side marker light with stock bulb:


Rear side marker light with LED:


Side marker lights have now been converted to LED!


Next on the list were the rear turn signals and brake lights.  The LED that replaces the stock bulb for the brake lights is 1157-R27-T from SuperBrightLEDs.com.

I bought 1157-A27-T from SuperBrightLEDs.com to replace the turn signal stock bulbs as this was recommended as the replacement on their web site.  The GT model does not use dual-filament bulbs for the rear turn signals as they are not used in the parking lights.  The correct LED is actually 1156-A18-T.  I ordered this from SuperBrightLEDs.com today.  I will hang onto the other LEDs as I have a feeling I will need them in KITT.


Here is one of the brake lights installed and lit up:


These next two pictures are comparisons of LED (driver side) and stock bulb (passenger side).



Both brake lights have been converted to LED!


I purchased LED replacements for the dash indicator bulbs as well.  The turn signal stock bulb replacement LED is 194-GHP5.


The LEDs do not photograph well and these pictures do not do them justice.  The LED has been replaced on the left blinker and the right is still the stock bulb in the picture below:


The parking brake stock bulb replacement LED is 194-RHP5.


Stock bulb:


LED:


The "SERVICE ENG SOON" stock bulb replacement LED is 194-AHP5.


Converted to LED:


The high beam indicator stock bulb replacement LED is 194-BHP5.


Converted to LED:


The door ajar indicator stock bulb replacement LED is 194-AHP5.


Stock bulb:


LED:


 The seat belt warning indicator stock bulb replacement LED is 194-RHP5.



I did end up having to replace the turn signal flasher with one meant for LEDs: CF12ANL-01, however the stock hazard warning flasher worked just fine. I still cannot believe the difference! I will do a follow up post when I receive the new front turn signal lenses and bulb sockets, and the correct LEDs for the rear turn signals.

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