: Bulbs,Bulbs, and Stuff !



doowap57
04-19-09, 09:05 PM
I pulled my front wheel OFF to see what I could access,and removed three of the inner wheel well, covers,
and look at some bulbs, to see what is in there.
I found the following:
the signal lights, running lights, are: 3757 KA and amber.
I wanted to put in 55 W,fogs, and found that I already had the 55's in.
The headlights are NOT accessible from the wheel well.
There are covers on the rear of each bulb, and the socket is in the enclosure.
Here is a picture of the back of the signals and fogs from the rear:


Then I found that the PCM is down here, as is the intake for the engine.
You WILL have to pull the PCM , if you want to get the number,
a short extension with a 10 MM socket, OR a 10 MM nut driver.
The PCM number info in on the rear of the PCM.You do NOT have to disconnect it, just bend it out, to take a picture of it, or copy the nos.:thumbsup:
The other reason to have pulled the wheel is I detailed my calipers.
I guess I will have to resize those pictures also, and return.



The amber side light just a little back from the headlight is a 3 Watt
wedge bulb, and IS removeable from the outside, just pull at the rear,
of the fixture, and it WILL come out , to change the bulb.

In the rear the Backup lights are 3157 K, with two filaments, and in backup,
BOTH filaments are lit,the license lights are 5 Watt, wedge. bulbs.
and the snaps holding the trunk cover are just pull out, push in.

I got a tool to help, as reading here, some of the pull/push holders
for the wheel well, covers broke, NONE of mine broke with this tool.
AND also worked very well in the trunk, removing that cover.

Picture coming when resized.
SORRY, I cannot enter ANY pictures, as this site limit is 800X800, so if you resize to 640X480, and the
picture is double sized, and it is, then the picture will have a dim of 640X853 and is NOT allowed.
SORRY !

doowap57
04-19-09, 10:26 PM
Pictures for the aforementioned post:
I got the tool on Fleabay from hotrodautosupply.com for about $ 10.00 +sh.Great tool for this.

gtirsmiley
02-06-11, 02:34 PM
Sorry to bump such an old thread. But this has some great information.

I just upgraded my license plate lights to a nice clear white .. However I now want to do the reverselights after looking at how nice a Lexus looked reversing!

I would like to know which types of LED bulbs to get, should the LED's be pointing in one direction, or should it be the bulbs with the LED's all around (i used this type for my license plate bulbs) ?

Thanks.

gtirsmiley
02-06-11, 04:05 PM
Sorry to bump such an old thread. But this has some great information.

I just upgraded my license plate lights to a nice clear white .. However I now want to do the reverselights after looking at how nice a Lexus looked reversing!

I would like to know which types of LED bulbs to get, should the LED's be pointing in one direction, or should it be the bulbs with the LED's all around (i used this type for my license plate bulbs) ?

Thanks.

Here are some pictures, which would work best for the reverse lights?

Multiple Direction:

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m181/GtiRSmiley/multi.jpg


Single Direction:

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m181/GtiRSmiley/directional.jpg

Also would anybody happen to have the maximum size bulb length wise that I would be able to use?

Subsailor613
02-06-11, 08:28 PM
You can put whatever you want on the license plate lights, BUT !
as far as the back up lights, I recommend using High powered halogen,
They are on at the most 30 seconds,and you need the most lighting,
when backing up, IF you don't see it, you will run over it, unless the backup
alarm will sound, and you stop !

Good Luck :cool2::cool2:

gtirsmiley
02-07-11, 06:57 AM
I prefer the LED's .. you would be surprised how bright some of these can be ..

With the amazing tail lights Cadillac installed on our cars, i think having halogen backup lights looks rather ugly.

Prefer it to be a nice bright white like the newer cars out there.

Just need to know if i need directional or multi-angled bulbs :)

gtirsmiley
02-07-11, 01:15 PM
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m181/GtiRSmiley/IMG-20110207-00040.jpg

Heres how the license plate bulbs look :)

1BadCadSTS
02-07-11, 01:34 PM
Love the export fog lamps, looks like you also have the Euro spec clear tail lamps.

IMHO you want a wide angle of light to show anything that could be in your way, since LEDs only direct light outward not scattered, I would get the multi ones so that the light output isnt simply straight out, and lights the sides as well for better view.

gtirsmiley
02-07-11, 02:37 PM
Love the export fog lamps, looks like you also have the Euro spec clear tail lamps.

IMHO you want a wide angle of light to show anything that could be in your way, since LEDs only direct light outward not scattered, I would get the multi ones so that the light output isnt simply straight out, and lights the sides as well for better view.

Yeah they are the Eurospec tail lamps as well.. The rear fogs look really good when the brake pedal is applied and the 3rd brake light comes on ... it creates a nice shape of red lights in the rear! Almost like a rectangle!

I was looking a bit closer at the backup LENS, it seems to be made in a way which it disperses the light by the lens .. I guess even if I were to get the directional bulb, it would scatter the light from the lens?

1BadCadSTS
02-07-11, 02:45 PM
It still needs the light to reflect back then outward, I would stick to the multi ones.

gtirsmiley
02-07-11, 03:04 PM
It still needs the light to reflect back then outward, I would stick to the multi ones.

I'm gonna take your word for it ! Haha..

Now between a bulb which has 68 LED's .. or 18 highpowered ones .. hmmm

So many choices haha..