For this project I thought I'd be smart this time and ask questions here first.
When my father-in-law dropped off the Shasta last fall, he mentioned that he couldn't get the clearance lights to work. Well, it looks like they suffered some massive corrosion while parked at the coast for a few years. I took the first light cover off and the bulb literally fell out in a cloud of rust dust. There wasn't enough metal left to hold the bulb in place!
I've seen some cool LED conversions on this forum and I'm interested but my budget will be stretched at $7+ a light (x10). I've also seen links to some affordable replacements for the originals at about half the price (around $35 + shipping).
What would you do? Should I take the plunge and spend $70+ on LED? Or go for the original style replacements at half the cost?
Post by offspringin on Jul 9, 2012 13:35:48 GMT -5
Mine were not in that bad of shape but they still did not work right. I replaced them all with OEM styled lights (not LED). really depends on the look your going for. I liked the glow of the older standard style lights (plus as you mention they are cheaper)
If you can't fix it with a hammer you have an electrical problem.
I'm cheap, so I'm thinking OEM lights also. Filling up my Amazon cart now. Looks like $18+$8 shipping.
$26 Not bad!
Just in case anyone else is shopping for these, this is the best deal I've found. Spent this afternoon running all over town and couldn't find anything cheaper locally. Part numbers, description and price below.
PARTSMART SMRPT6020 Right Angle Plug Single Contact w/ 6" Lead $0.80 x 10 ($8) PARTSMART SMRSE2500R 2.5" Round Sealed Marker Lamp, Red $1.02 x 5 ($5) PARTSMART SMRSE2500A 2.5" Round Sealed Marker Lamp, Amber $1.02 x 5 ($5)
I'm not ready to press the buy button yet..... Still holding out for the cheap LED option if anyone has a source. Hard to beat the price on the OEM style though.