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Old 01-17-2008, 10:52 AM
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Headlight 168 bulb

Just wondering what the purpose of our little 168 bulbs in the headlights are actually supposed to be for. I know I've seen alot of people change them for colored LEDs to get a cool look, but I was thinking of making some practical use for them like wiring them to the blinkers. Opinions?
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they are our city/parking lights
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and when used with blue or red LEDs, those little lights serve as Cop Bait.
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and when used with blue or red LEDs, those little lights serve as Cop Bait.
Yeah, a fifty dollar ticket sucks pretty hard for something so unimportant.

But I have yet to be pulled for my greens :P
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They serve as a width guide in the event of a headlight bulb failing. Drive at night over here for a couple of days and you'll notice that probably 25-35% of all cars are running on one headlight. So the parkers give you a bit of a guide as to where the car is.

For a while I"ve been contemplating hooking them up as blinkers, because I've been thinking I might make what is currently the blinker into a parking light. Would look pretty cool I think.
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Haha. remember when I thought your blinkers were parking lights? Thats how i think it should be also. Would be sweet
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When I get a bit of spare time I'll work out how to do it. Can't be that hard can it?
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I don't imagine it would be hard...
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In NC the cops don't give a crap about what color lights you have. I've seen blue, green, red, basically anything goes. I have yellow incandesents, just wish the 168's were bigger/brighter in general.
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Well if you want them to be double purpose, parking city lights and blinkers that could be a little tricky. I know of some conversion kits for motorcyles that do that very thing (Turns double brake lights into bake light and turn signal blinkers). I'll do a little research and see if I can come up with a simple circuit that can do this. This may take some time plus I have to find an old kit from the motorcycles to take apart and just copy it. I'm sure its just some type of transistor that makes this happen.

D@mn now I have to do some math, I hate math. j/k I'll let you know what I find out.
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In NC the cops don't give a crap about what color lights you have. I've seen blue, green, red, basically anything goes. I have yellow incandesents, just wish the 168's were bigger/brighter in general.


I had the 168 4-led bulbs.They were bright as ship. Anytime I had them on, the whole landscape within 20 ft of the car glowed blue. Haha. Now i have the ass expensive hyperwhite 168s. Like 7 or 8 bucks a piece I think?
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The 5 LED wedges there are really effing bright. I've got the cool whites in the headlights, sidemarkers, trunk light, and license plate. They're good for lighting the area around the car in a dark space. Look really good with an HID set-up as well.
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