<VV> LED TAIL LIGHT PROBLEMS
David S Malcolm
david.s.malcolm at verizon.net
Wed Feb 19 08:39:38 EST 2020
Rather than adding resistors to make the flasher work with LEDs you
should replace the flasher with a solid state one that has a ground wire
I got the clear parking light lenses and added the white/amber turnback
bulbs in the front. A bit of wire and a coupe of diodes and I've got
DRLs that come on with the key.
Forgot about 69s having two flashers and my 4 ways were out until I also
replaced that one.
On 2/19/20 7:28 AM, Hugo Miller via VirtualVairs wrote:
> 1) Funnily enough I have both rear lamps flashing when I turn left.
> But that is because I have just had all the lamps out to respray the
> car, and there is obviously a ground issue somewhere. I do not like
> the grounding system (or lack of it) on Corvair rear lamps. I have
> drilled all my buckets & put tag wires on each of them to ground. In
> my case, one of them has obviously not been re-connected properly (the
> car isn't on the road yet so I haven't looked at it). Sounds like you
> may have something similar going on?
> 2) Many cars (but not the Corvair I think) have a turn signal warning
> light that simply bridges from one side to the other. So when you put
> your left turn signals on, the feed to the warning lamp from the left
> turn signals grounds through the bulbs on the right, and vice versa.
> This system is used on some British cars - not sure about USA and
> don't think it applies to the Corvair - but if it DID, I would imagine
> it would play havoc with LED bulbs.
> 3) Motorcycle suppliers sell what I suppose are resistors, to increase
> the load when you fit LED's to motorcycles. You need to add a load or
> the flasher won't work.
> 3) There is a guy in England who makes some excellent LEDs for cars,
> that overcome many of the issues you get with Chinese LEDs. He is on
> Facebook under Pete Jury PJ, or 'Pre War & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
> inc. Parts for Sale & Wanted'. He might be the man to ask.
> On 2020-02-19 04:40, Arlette Pat & Carl Kelsen via VirtualVairs wrote:
>> G’day everyone,
>> I have installed LED globes in the ‘white back up’ tail lights at the
>> rear of our 1965 Monza convertible. I want to achieve amber turn
>> signals while retaining the existing white back lights and it seems
>> that these three wire amber / white LED globes will provide this.
>> So far, I have
>> Connected the LED ‘white globe’ to our cars existing back up wiring.
>> Connected the earth/ground wires to cars frame.
>> Run new wires from the LED amber globe to turn signal switch.
>> My problems,
>> Our ‘65 Monza has the optional 4-way hazard flasher. The flasher now
>> does not flash but on occasion works then stops.
>> The turn signals function on both left and right but there appears to
>> constant power as the opposite side turn signal not in use light turns
>> on but does not flash.
>> I have replaced to steering wheel turn signal switch. Have checked
>> and double checked my wiring. I am wondering now if I need LED
>> compatible faster cans for my cars turn signals and 4 way hazard
>> I am running out things to check and wonder if anyone’s had
>> experience with LED light conversions.
>> Carl Kelsen
>> 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza convertible
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