After driving home from work in the 93, I noticed that the third brake light lens was extremely HOT to the touch. Knowing how expensive the tail light assemblies are I decided to check how hot those bulbs get and sure enough they get way too hot as well. So I decided to swap out those lame incandescent bulbs for some cool LEDs.
I started with the third brake light; I used a Red 1156-31 bulb. Result: Very bright and cool to the touch. I will have to get four more for the tail lights. They are different than the third brake light though, they use 1157 bulbs.
I also swapped out the reverse lights with some White 1156-31 bulbs. Same results.
I ordered the bulbs from the bay awhile ago when I swapped bulbs in my Corvette. Once I'm done I'll snap some pics and post them.
So, basically the tail and brake lights were a failure. They wouldn't work correctly because with LEDs you need to install an electronic flasher. No problem, right? Wrong! The Allante doesn't have a normal car flasher so the LED flasher wouldn't work.
The good news is the LEDs for the third brake light and the reverse lights worked fine.