replace stop and tail bulbs with 1157 led bulbs


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replace stop and tail bulbs with 1157 led bulbs

Postby chalfast » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:56 pm



If I change trike stop and tail bulbs to super bright led bulbs will it mess up the auto cancel on turn signals?



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Re: replace stop and tail bulbs with 1157 led bulbs

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:40 pm

Yes. You'll need a load balancer (essentially a couple big resistors) to keep the turn signal canceler working.

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Re: replace stop and tail bulbs with 1157 led bulbs

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:18 pm

Hmmm. Depends on your set up. I replaced the brake and tail light bulbs on my 1500 with LED's and left the signals alone with no effect on them. The signal is a separate bulb from the brake/tail light. If yours is the same you should be able to only change the brake/tail bulbs.
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Re: replace stop and tail bulbs with 1157 led bulbs

Postby 86pearlblue » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:26 pm

Either way, you need a resistor in there or you'll get a warning light telling you your tail lights are out.

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Re: replace stop and tail bulbs with 1157 led bulbs

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:53 pm

My 1500 does not have such a warning light.
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Re: replace stop and tail bulbs with 1157 led bulbs

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:41 pm

86pearlblue wrote:Either way, you need a resistor in there or you'll get a warning light telling you your tail lights are out.


No such warning light on a 1500.

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Re: replace stop and tail bulbs with 1157 led bulbs

Postby NKYWinger » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:21 am

I replaced the brake/tail lights on my 1100 with LED's also - no problems.
As others have mentioned, if you replace the turn signals you will need to:
1) add load resistors as mentioned OR-
2) replace the turn signal relay (www.superbrightleds.com) has them for LED lights
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Re: replace stop and tail bulbs with 1157 led bulbs

Postby Davek80514 » Sun May 12, 2013 2:17 pm

Could someone tell me exactly which 1157 led bulbs are the one's for replacing the tail, brake & turn signal lights?

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Re: replace stop and tail bulbs with 1157 led bulbs

Postby NKYWinger » Sun May 12, 2013 4:02 pm

davek-
go to superbrights web site and look at the 1157's that are available. IIRC, they have 2 or 3, ascending in price with a corresponding increase in lumens. I think I got the brightest (or next to brightest) and so far, they have been just what the doctor ordered....
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