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Old 10 Oct 2017, 04:55 pm
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I'm wondering if anyone has done any LED lighting in their PT, I'm thinking about upgrading the dash lights, dome lights, etc inside the car with LED bulbs. I know that headlights require some type of conversion parts, but is this required for the interior lights. I'm planning on doing this to my (other brand) project from the 1970's as well.
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Old 10 Oct 2017, 06:32 pm
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I did this with cheap LED lights for my PT dash and they all burned out. They were off eBay and the solder fell apart. I went back to bulbs.

Looking back if I used better LEDs, I would have been happy. In my mustang I'm planning to go LED bulbs in the tail lights. I have a lot of bulbs back there and I can reduce 3 amps to less than 1. It's better for mpg, it's better for the antique wiring, it offsets the electric fan I added. If you had a thunderbird, the stock rear lights alone draw 7 amps. You can literally upgrade bulbs to avoid upgrading the alternator. A PT has a single bulb on each side so unless it makes you happy, there's really no point. If it makes you happy, go for it. Buy good LEDs though. If not, bulbs are really fine the way they are. For interior lights, choose wisely. Blueish white bulbs make you look older and pale. Green bulbs make the car look dirty. Etc..
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I haven't done my dash or interior lights yet, but I have done my headlights and taillights with LED replacements, no problems in the last year and half. Mine seem to be brighter for me.

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I haven't done my dash or interior lights yet, but I have done my headlights and taillights with LED replacements, no problems in the last year and half. Mine seem to be brighter for me.

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Did you have to add resistors to prevent hyper flashing on the turn signals?
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Did you have to add resistors to prevent hyper flashing on the turn signals?
Haven't done turn signal bulbs on my cruisers.

Did taillights on my 61 Chrysler and used a solid state flasher to control flashing.
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