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poolplayer1 03-26-2020 01:30 PM

55 ford Ranch wagon/ LED question?
 

I am thinking about replacing the 1157 tail light bulbs with led bulbs but was wondering if I need to change out the flasher too. If yes,is there any problems finding the flasher for this 55? It is already converted to a 12 volt system.
Thanks for your help.

fordy_nine 03-26-2020 02:01 PM

Re: 55 ford Ranch wagon/ LED question?
 

It probably will work without changing the flasher. If a special flasher is needed, electronic flashers are available. Check at auto parts store........Bob L

miker98038 03-26-2020 07:19 PM

Re: 55 ford Ranch wagon/ LED question?
 

I haven't looked into this in some years. But early on with LED's you needed a different flasher, and they were a 3 wire. 3rd wire was ground, IIRC. The original wiring on my bird was a 2 wire and the flasher was in a clip by the steering column as I remember. So running the 3rd terminal to ground should solve it.

Edit. I went and looked, Jets shows them for both 2 and 3 terminals now.

https://www.jegs.com/p/JEGS/JEGS-LED...72412/10002/-1

50fordcoupeman 03-27-2020 12:25 AM

Re: 55 ford Ranch wagon/ LED question?
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by miker98038 (Post 1866544)
I haven't looked into this in some years. But early on with LED's you needed a different flasher, and they were a 3 wire. 3rd wire was ground, IIRC. The original wiring on my bird was a 2 wire and the flasher was in a clip by the steering column as I remember. So running the 3rd terminal to ground should solve it.

Edit. I went and looked, Jets shows them for both 2 and 3 terminals now.

https://www.jegs.com/p/JEGS/JEGS-LED...72412/10002/-1


Miker........you are correct. I put them in my 12V avatar and all I did was to install the bulbs-nothing else.

poolplayer1 03-27-2020 04:08 PM

Re: 55 ford Ranch wagon/ LED question?
 

Thanks to all for your help. I will get the parts and install them.


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