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Post Indicator LED
I'm thinking of maybe converting my indicators to LED. Currently I only use LED for the stop lights (great bulbs in there, really bright and they've lasted for years.) and my sidelights because of the angles of visibility.
My side repeaters are LED already.
It would mean finding bulbs that were suitable, in that they are effective from all angles.

I'd have to get an LED flasher unit, which would be pretty easy, as LED bulbs in the indicators wouldn't flash otherwise.

Anyone got any experience with this and if its OK? I'm just trying to streamline my electrics really since there's so little to spare. My current indicators are not very old but the electrical draw is noticeable, which is funny but odd.


October 17th, 2021, 10:29 pm
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DIY with parts from Aliexpress approx £20 for whole car
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3145&p=73818&hilit=Led#p73818

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3285816 ... rfall_0.d0

Or

From Burton
https://www.burton2cvparts.com/led-rear ... hmEALw_wcB


October 18th, 2021, 10:26 am
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I see that a lot of modern cars with led rearlights are badly visible in sunlight...


October 18th, 2021, 4:26 pm
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Thanks Pete!

Yes care needs to be taken using LED, it's the reason I've only done the stop lamps so far. And those ones work really well. Bulbs should have improved since then though.

At least I won't be painting over them to tint them! Can't believe those ones.......


October 18th, 2021, 5:55 pm
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On the road car for 10+ years never questioned by the MOT guys:)


October 18th, 2021, 6:00 pm
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Ianredspecial wrote:
I'm thinking of maybe converting my indicators to LED.


But, why?

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October 19th, 2021, 9:53 pm
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EirikJ wrote:
Ianredspecial wrote:
I'm thinking of maybe converting my indicators to LED.


But, why?


Oh just for electrical streamlining.

When I have my voltage monitor plugged in, if I use the indicators I notice quite a big draw.


October 19th, 2021, 11:05 pm
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Yes it's 42 watts same like a headlamp. But good clean connectors are very helpfull too.


October 20th, 2021, 5:16 pm
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AZL57 wrote:
Yes it's 42 watts same like a headlamp. But good clean connectors are very helpfull too.


Hmm yeah all good there. The indicators at the front were new not long ago too. I'll check connections in case, but I got so sick and tired of having indicators that constantly needed fiddling with, I bought new ones and went through everything to make it really good in that area. And my repeaters were beyond repair so I bought LED ones from 2cv City I think it was.


October 20th, 2021, 8:07 pm
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I gave the front indicators a seperate earth wire to the chassis.


October 20th, 2021, 8:14 pm
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