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jeffinpittsburgh
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bulbs...

Postby jeffinpittsburgh » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:12 pm



question...?
wanting to change the brake / tail lights & all signals to LED.
i know that i am going to have to put a new relay on the turn signals, however, when i took the tail lens off & removed the bulb, my poor vision couldn't get a number or bulb type off the bulb.
OK...
what type of bulbs are in the tail light housing, is the turn signal the same type. and what types are in the saddlebags along with the two (2) lights that are on each side of the brake light???
many thanks in advance



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Re: bulbs...

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:25 pm

It's easy to figure out:

If the light is used only as a turn signal, it's a 1156.

If the light is used both as a running light and as a turn signal or brake light, it's a 1157.

Essentially, 1156 bulbs are either off or full brightness. 1157 bulbs can be off, dim or bright.

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Re: bulbs...

Postby jeffinpittsburgh » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:01 pm

i thought so... so i called the guy & he started asking me all kinds of ??? like "what type", "does it have 1 or 2 pins on the "bottom" of the socket"....
sent this poor guy (me) head a spinning.

between the trailer & the bike i need a total of 28 bulbs to convert it all to LED..

guess i am going to have to take em all out again to confirm these questions i was asked :idea:

many blessings..

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Re: bulbs...

Postby norseman47 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:01 pm

Check other posts for a list of the various LEDs used on the 'wing.




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