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Old 16 Jun 2012, 09:05 am
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Default Ideas on LED bulb replacements for an 05' Touring

I want to replace my rear brake lights and 3rd brake light with LED's. Any ideas on what the LED bulb numbers would be or what the best brand would be?
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Old 18 Jun 2012, 08:27 am
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I replaced the brake lights with IPCW replacement bulbs - they listed equivalent bulb #s - their site has changed, you may have to call them.
Turn signal bulbs will require a resistor, or else your signals will be strobe lights.
The LEDS are MUCH brighter when I hit the brakes.
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Old 19 Jun 2012, 10:41 am
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Thanks Quicksilverdon.

When I GOOGLE IPCW replacement bulbs, all I get are sights that sell the entire housing with LEDs.

At the moment too expensive for my blood.

Does IPCW sell just the bulbs?

Do you know where I can find them?
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Here you can find the model number of the bulbs you need. Then go to eBay and search for the number but in led! For example 194 led!

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Old 19 Jun 2012, 10:51 am
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Thanks ROCKETMAN8060.

Love the mods. Especially the dual exhaust.

So if I understand correctly from your response to my bulb question; if the Sylvania site says that bulb 3157 is the tail light bulb then I just have to search 3157 LED? Is that correct?
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Old 20 Jun 2012, 09:28 am
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Thanks ROCKETMAN8060.

Love the mods. Especially the dual exhaust.

So if I understand correctly from your response to my bulb question; if the Sylvania site says that bulb 3157 is the tail light bulb then I just have to search 3157 LED? Is that correct?
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Old 20 Jun 2012, 09:38 am
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Default Re: Ideas on LED bulb replacements for an 05' Touring

Thanks.

You have been a great help.

I just have to figure out which bulb is the 3rd brake light b/c the Sylvania site does not mention this.

I will remove the bulbs and compare them.

I assume the installation of the load resistor is imperative, correct?

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Old 20 Jun 2012, 09:42 am
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Default Re: Ideas on LED bulb replacements for an 05' Touring

You're right, IPCW now doesn't list replacement bulbs, that's why I suggested calling them.
Resistors are needed for turn signals.
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Old 20 Jun 2012, 04:47 pm
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Do I need load resistors on just the turn signals or on all LED bulbs I install?

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