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5 hours ago, Last Indian said:

Being that the 192’s are a flat blade type bulbs I’ve seen two things happen with them. One the looped wire that makes the connection on alternate sides of the bulb gets bent acts like a wedge. The other is they corrode and adhere to the brass connector!

So two things to try! First put a couple drops of lPS 1 of 2 down in the socket let it sit a few minutes! Now take some lacquer thinner and put several drops in the socket! Invert the socket to dump out the thinner. Wipe the bulb off with a little more thinner. Now take a set of small thin needle nose pliers, like you would use on circuit board components. The thin blades of the needle nose need to under the lower indent register of the 192 bulb and the socket top! Put a piece of thin neoprene or latex between the bulb and the pliers. Squeeze the pliers so the plier jaws/blades can act like a fulcrum between the bulb and the socket top.

oooh nice move Last Indian 👍that could work :cheers:

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4 hours ago, wdl182 said:

I ordered the bulbs from Amazon and they plug into the original sockets without any problems, they also plug into the aftermarket gauges with no problem either. The original sockets worked in my dash, gas gauge, and clock and the rest in the aftermarket gauges. Also my RetroSound Stereo has over 3000 lighting colors so I was able to tune that in to match the LED's!

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Thankz bro.  I have the push N twist bulbs to replace in the GTO

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yip, like i did with the caddy earlier last year mate, you wont be disappointed:cheers:

 i will be putting another set in the 64 too:dancingpontiac:

Its a age thing too and i hate poor lighting when driving 

oh oh, do a before and after post for us all !!!

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That was my thinking Kiwi. I'm with you on poor lighting.

I went round and round with the kid on projector lights in his Hummer H3. In the end, we ended up taking them out and putting in a simpler Xenon bulbs instead. It was such a hassle running an additional wiring harness (even though it was provided).

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That looks great! I have a problem though, when I put on my high beams after a couple of minutes the circut breaker trips and out go the lights! I hit the dimmer switch and the lows come back on. The circut breaker is built into my aftermarket fuse panel next to the fuse for headlights. I've tried a higher amp breaker, but they still go out? Any thoughts? I'm running Halegon lights

 

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19 hours ago, 64 kiwi boni said:

wdl, i think its the other way around, your relay needs to be down sized, led lights pull stuff all current, you could even delete your relay, thats how lower current they pull.

on my 59 caddy i left the light rely in and its working, but, with led, ya justA dont need it, you really have no current pull. old school lights pull shit loads of current hence the relay and a big fat cable from the battery to feed them... led= a faction of current load= relay not required... well thats my thoughts... do we have a auto sparky that can enlight us... :rofl: get it en-LIGHT:rofl:

 

Thanks Kiwi appreciate the info.

 

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  • 1 month later...

Legendary is about 30 minutes away from me!! Let me know how they fit !! Hope all is well, stay safe!!

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Great, now I'll have to let the in-laws ride in my car again. Thanks a lot kiwi. :lol:

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4 hours ago, Wrongway said:

Great, now I'll have to let the in-laws ride in my car again. Thanks a lot kiwi. :lol:

WHEW.....Blame Kiwi.👍

2 hours ago, Frosty said:

I am trying to figure out how to make the kid's two basketballs to mysteriously "disappear" convincingly.

Look close, those are footballs.

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