I’ve been having fun this year continuing the modernization of the old heap. Two areas of focus are improving the lighting and sound system. For lighting, I’m going LED for marker lights and fog lights, including new Morimoto LED projector fogs. And I have a new set of replacement, updated headlight housings for the brights and lows; I plan to explore LED headlights once I can take some measurements.
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I changed all the exterior marker lights (turn signal, corner marker, brakes, daytime running lights) to LED, which required more care in picking parts than I imagined. I found a brand with similar physical size to the original equipment as well as a top lens for projection, matched the bulb color with the lens color and then had to get third brake light LED bulbs with resistors so the cruise control works. Also, replaced the hazard and turn signal flashers with no load LED flashers so those still work.
Brand is iBrightstar on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/s?k=iBrightstar&ref=bl_dp_s_mw_0
Overall, it was a massive improvement because the bulbs that were in there were toast. It’s wild how hot the stock incandescent stuff runs, and how nasty the bulbs and sockets were from heat. The new stuff is extremely bright even in daylight, which is what I wanted. View attachment 163551
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