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    Hello

    I'm revamping the DecidedlySpecials rear end... are the bulbs in the tail lights all 21W?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnm View Post
    Hello

    I'm revamping the DecidedlySpecials rear end... are the bulbs in the tail lights all 21W?

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    Tail lights?

    Indicators 21 Watts

    Brake Lights 21 Watts

    Tail lights 5 Watts

    According to the Owner's Manual

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    No- the 21 watt would be stop only. The tail bulbs look like they're 5 watt.

    Are you going to reuse the US style lenses or going with the Euro ones?
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    I think 21 watt stop light bulbs will melt the plastic lenses. Stick to the lower wattage bulbs. The stop lights are a separate lens anyway so the difference should be noticed by following drivers.

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    Oh yeah... the owner's manual....



    Thanks guys. Oh and to answer your question HRE, I have been in a twist over which way to go with the tail lamps but the decision has been made.. all will be revealed for better or worse on my reformation thread.

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    Rear stop lights come on when you have your foot on the brake - how long does one have their foot on the brake??!! How many other vehicles on the road _ they all have brake lights. 21 Watt is the right wattage for the Dee as is the indicator wattage.

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    I think 21 watt stop light bulbs will melt the plastic lenses. Stick to the lower wattage bulbs. The stop lights are a separate lens anyway so the difference should be noticed by following drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAJEA View Post
    Rear stop lights come on when you have your foot on the brake - how long does one have their foot on the brake??!! How many other vehicles on the road _ they all have brake lights. 21 Watt is the right wattage for the Dee as is the indicator wattage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    How long do you have your foot on the brake in traffic?
    Many variables Craig many, generally measured in seconds, occasionally measured in minutes but never hours.

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    PS: I have noticed that manual drivers don't seem to be tail gating and constantly braking though.

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    The common rectangular housing even has the wattages marked on them.
    Don't you have the two round Lucas lamps? The wattages are probably the same. I'd expect up is down for those lamps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mnm View Post
    Oh and to answer your question HRE, I have been in a twist over which way to go with the tail lamps but the decision has been made.. all will be revealed for better or worse on my reformation thread.

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    I've seen the lighting combination like yours only a couple of times before.

    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    The common rectangular housing even has the wattages marked on them.
    Don't you have the two round Lucas lamps? The wattages are probably the same. I'd expect up is down for those lamps!
    Only if your steering wheel is on the correct side.
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    Well you don't want this do you?



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    I should clarify my statement about the 21 watt bulbs melting lenses. That applies to the original style shallow depth plastic lenses, not the larger box style of later cars. Put 21 watt bulbs in say an old ID and it will melt the centre of the lens, or at least cook the lens and turn it white.

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    yep, there earlier type melts the lenses.... It's actualy not easy to find a "non-melted" lense. If it's an earlier metal based slimline type light, you need 15watt globes. I have plenty here if anyone needs a couple (no idea how to get them through the mail without destruction though

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    yep, there earlier type melts the lenses.... It's actualy not easy to find a "non-melted" lense. If it's an earlier metal based slimline type light, you need 15watt globes. I have plenty here if anyone needs a couple (no idea how to get them through the mail without destruction though

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScotFrog View Post
    Sounds like another job for PrinterMan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    It's a shame there are so few telephone booths left.
    So embarrassing doing it in public!

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    Is a telephone booth too difficult to print ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by citroenut View Post
    Is a telephone booth too difficult to print ?

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