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> LED Turn Signal/Driving Lights Front and Rear, Looking for factory looking upgrade
ben*james
post Apr 23 2024, 08:56 PM
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OK, so I suck at searches! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blink.gif)

I recall there being an option but not finding anything that looks factory but utilizes LED lights. I'm a little tired of messing with fussy bulbs that are dimly lit to begin with.

I recently upgraded my driving lights to LED and WOW - (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif)
Needless to say I'm hooked on bright lights and my car will never be a show concours winner so why not. However, it at least has to look somewhat stock!

Photo just for fun. One light LED one not so much

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post Apr 23 2024, 09:11 PM
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OK. I did find this:
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?sho...l=Lighting++LED

Looks like a good place for me to start. Speaking of which, I need an alternator (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif)
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post Apr 23 2024, 09:58 PM
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Search this linked page (control-F) for "LED". The page is a sticky at the top of the Garage forum so it is easy to find:

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=361087
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post Apr 24 2024, 07:58 AM
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QUOTE(JeffBowlsby @ Apr 23 2024, 08:58 PM) *

Search this linked page (control-F) for "LED". The page is a sticky at the top of the Garage forum so it is easy to find:

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=361087


thank you! looks like its plug and play with new led bulbs!
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post Apr 24 2024, 10:30 AM
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we have Hella Leds plug and play


QUOTE(ben*james @ Apr 23 2024, 07:56 PM) *

OK, so I suck at searches! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blink.gif)

I recall there being an option but not finding anything that looks factory but utilizes LED lights. I'm a little tired of messing with fussy bulbs that are dimly lit to begin with.

I recently upgraded my driving lights to LED and WOW - (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif)
Needless to say I'm hooked on bright lights and my car will never be a show concours winner so why not. However, it at least has to look somewhat stock!

Photo just for fun. One light LED one not so much

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post Apr 24 2024, 02:54 PM
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I only did the exterior bulbs in the 914. I did everything but the dash on the daily. All thru Amazon -- Ebay too risky for quality -- superbrightleds are pricey and tend to be not-the-newest offerings.

The 914 got Auxlight bulbs

The Chevy got Yorkim and Sealight X2, and misc for the interior.

I didn't have the hyper flash relay issue others did. Maybe it's because I have a 75, maybe it's because I have a good working stock flasher relay. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)
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post Apr 24 2024, 07:21 PM
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I kept all the standard fittings, and replaced bulbs with LED equivalents.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/vehicle-lig...ASAAEgKQ-_D_BwE
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post Apr 24 2024, 09:56 PM
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post Apr 25 2024, 09:07 AM
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Spoke's LED boards are incredible. Top of the list is to do the brake lights first. They improve visibility to others 100%. The Euro style front indicators let you run them as you daytime driving lights when you don't want to flip your headlights up.
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post Apr 25 2024, 11:10 AM
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QUOTE(drem914 @ Apr 25 2024, 08:07 AM) *

Spoke's LED boards are incredible. Top of the list is to do the brake lights first. They improve visibility to others 100%. The Euro style front indicators let you run them as you daytime driving lights when you don't want to flip your headlights up.


Agree 100%
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post Apr 25 2024, 01:05 PM
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QUOTE(raynekat @ Apr 25 2024, 10:10 AM) *

QUOTE(drem914 @ Apr 25 2024, 08:07 AM) *

Spoke's LED boards are incredible. Top of the list is to do the brake lights first. They improve visibility to others 100%. The Euro style front indicators let you run them as you daytime driving lights when you don't want to flip your headlights up.


Agree 100%


Ditto for me. I have full exterior sets on both of mine and consider them a big safety upgrade.
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post Apr 25 2024, 03:59 PM
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QUOTE(drem914 @ Apr 25 2024, 09:07 AM) *

Spoke's LED boards are incredible. Top of the list is to do the brake lights first. They improve visibility to others 100%. The Euro style front indicators let you run them as you daytime driving lights when you don't want to flip your headlights up.



I modified the fog lights to be on full time as driving lights. All bulbs other than the alternator and heating control have been replaced with direct replacement plug-in LEDs. Much of my motivation was DC current availability with a new AC system installation. Two large condenser fans require about 9A each. Reducing power requirements elsewhere helps compensate.

I'm planning to add a couple diodes to turn on all markers from the modified fog light controls. The car will be fully lit other than lifting the headlights at all times while driving.
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post Apr 25 2024, 08:16 PM
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QUOTE(Warren914 @ Apr 25 2024, 05:59 PM) *

I'm planning to add a couple diodes to turn on all markers from the modified fog light controls. The car will be fully lit other than lifting the headlights at all times while driving.


I changed the running lights to always be on when the key is ON. Used a relay to power the running lights so the running light power did not go through the ignition key.

The relay connection is described here:
DRL on a 914

If you decide to use diodes to power the markers, make sure the diodes are schottky barrier diodes. They have much lower on voltage than standard silicon diodes.
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post Apr 25 2024, 09:20 PM
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Sir Spoke: I believe this is what I'm looking for and will be reaching out soon!

Thank you to all who commented on this thread.
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post Apr 25 2024, 09:44 PM
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QUOTE(ben*james @ Apr 26 2024, 12:20 AM) *

Sir Spoke: I believe this is what I'm looking for and will be reaching out soon!

Thank you to all who commented on this thread.


I used the @Spoke alternative and so far, flawless. I got in very early, so my front don’t do the running light thing. Highly recommend.
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