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Old 09-12-2013, 09:59 PM   #1
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Third, upper brake light problem

I opened my upper brake light to change some dead bulbs and as usual it was never a simple job. The silver part between the black row that holds them and the red housing has melted from the heat of the bulbs. Which sucks but I can get another one. Anyways, I was wondering if others have had this problem and if there is any way to keep this from happening.

Also, any tips getting those damn clips off? It was a total PITA to do something as simple as replacing a bulb. Fords.

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That would be the best to use LEDs, they dont need to blink so they dont need a resistors.

Im thinking they are just 5 watts each bulb. Maybe they make a higher watt version that fits into that same plug? If its more then what the are rated for it could overheat.

The problem i have with the LEDs is the cost. My rear light takes 5 bulbs thats alot of money for 5 of those lights in LED.

I thought about just soldering 5 LEDs to that bar that runs inside the houshing that connects them all together.
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