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post #1 of 4 Old 01-03-2009, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Turn signal/brake lights?

I have seen a thread about replacing the single contact turn signal socket with 2 contact sockets so you can use them for brake lights as well. So conver from 1156 turn signal only bulbs, to 1157 turn signal and brake light combo bulbs. Can't find the thread. I need to know where you got the sockets. to do this. Thanks.
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-03-2009, 04:17 PM
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I just did that for the front. It isn't legal for the back in my state at least and possibly any state. Stop lights and rear running lights have to be red and turn signals have to be amber on a motorcycle. I used the following to do what you want and am happy with it. http://www.amotostuff.com/Merchant2/...650_electrical

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Thanks for the input. Not sure how I will proceed now.
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post #4 of 4 Old 01-03-2009, 08:49 PM
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Dual-contact bulbs (1157, 3157) have a low wattage filament (for running lights) and a high wattage filament (for stop and/or turn signals). Can't use one for turn signals and the other for brakes, as one would be too dim.

The product in greywolf's link looks like a good way (maybe the [I]only[I] way) to accomplish what you'd like...might pick up set myself!

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