Easy LED Side Marker Lights

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  1. SJR

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    I wanted to work on my Traveler today but it was a balmy -22 degrees here this morning and my garage is not heated. I had to find something to work on that the wife would let me bring in the house. I found these LED side marker lights last week and thought they might work. The lights are made by Peterson, V170R (red), V170A (amber). They have two LED's and a sealed circuit board.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I ground off the edges of the lights to fit the light bezel, drilled two holes for the screws, and screwed it on. A piece of foil tape place over the back to prevent dirt from getting on the back side of the lense and its done. The lights are about 5 bucks apiece and no cutting is required to the stock light housing if you want to put them back on.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Paul "Misterfixit" Schulz

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    Awesome job mate!
     
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    That's cool man. Where did you find them?
     
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    I like that! Good job.
     
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    Very nice!

    Brett
     
  7. 76-scout-MATT

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    nice job ... google search with parts number listed brings up pmlights.com ..... and brrrrr -22 does not sound like fun to me .....
     
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    Just found them at Amazon
     
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    Very cool. I'll be buying these soon and giving it a try! Thanks fir the tip!
     
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    silly question.. (been in disassembled mode for a while) are all the side marker lights amber ??? or are the 2 in the back red ???
     
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    The two in the front are amber and the two in the back are red. Rock Auto carry's them and if you are in the midwest Fleet Farm carry's the amber one's. Only -14 this morning, if it gets to 20 degrees this week it will feel like t-shirt weather.:D
     
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    Awesome! I mounted a set of those on the front of my flatbed and was amazed with how bright they are. I am so disappointed in myself for not realizing I could retrofit them to the other markers, but I'll console myself in doing it later this month.
     
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    Please forgive the newbie questions.

    Are the traveller markers the same as 77 scout ii?

    Where can I find just the frames for the markers. My box o parts from PO doesnt have any in it.
     
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    Yes, the marker lights are the same. A Traveler is just a Scout ii with an 18" longer wheelbase. Most parts interchange. Any of the Light Line dealers (Super Scout Specialists, IH Parts America, etc...) will probably have them.
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Talk about poopin on my plans.

    Nice work there.

    Guess my marker light plans are now not profittable. I was hoping to get $40 for a kit to convert Scout markers to LED's.
     
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    The plans have just changed Eric! You need to buy a dozen sets, build a grinding jig and resell them. I'd pay a few more bucks for a pure drop in.
     
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    My plans are even simper than that. No grinding involved. I will order the prototype bare circuit boards and components tonight, probably. Then I have to cut the pcb's, and solder the parts to them, then some testing. If the circuit works well I'll have to design production circuit board assemblies and figure costs. At the rate I am presently proceeding this will be done in a decade or two. The only part replaced by my kit will be the light bulb. Oh and probably the gasket too though that costs as much as the electronics right now. I don't have a good feel for market strength but would probably poll BP when I figure costs. Shooting from the hip a bit I suspect a kit for all four markers would be ~$50 and I would just be covering my costs. Honestly the money would come by tweeking the kit to fit other vehicles. Do Mustangs have marker lights? I could clean up then.

    BTW sorry for hijacking this thread. It is a nice write up and a great improvement.
     
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    I bought drop in 360* 194 blub LED's from superbrightled.com Paid $24 for all 4 and they light up pretty well. Cheap enough!
    I even bought a blinker it to turn the sides markers into turn signals too.

    If I was home I would post pictures.
     
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    I hadn't seen their 360 deg LED replacements for the 194. I always doubted how well their regular line worked at a 45 deg and that made me think this would work better. A 360 version really makes my upgrade pretty useless. I'll reveiw their stuff again at home. Thanks.
     

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