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post 27 Nov 2014, 09:28
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The factory standard front flashing indicators are combined with the park lights with a standard 21/5W dual filament bulb.
The only problem with this arrangement is that the front flashers are white rather than amber. I was nearly driven into at a roundabout a few weeks ago, presumably because the other driver could not clearly see my flashing white indicators.

I don't like the look of extra amber lenses - I think they spoil the nice lines of the car.

So I purchased a pair of these LED replacements from www.superbrightleds.com
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They have a white park light, but amber flashing LEDs for the indicator. When the park lights are on the bulb alternates between white park light and amber flasher, so it is very clear. Very fancy!

The only problem encountered was that it doesn't quite fit easily behind the standard lens on my car, however my Isis has had a frontal acccident at some point and different bulb holders might be a little more inset.
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Anyway, I added thicker adhesive padding behind the lens and used loctite to keep the screws from rattling out and all seems well.
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I made a quick video with my littlest helper (Rebecca) but I have not uploaded it anywhere yet.
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post 27 Nov 2014, 16:37
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Odd they wouldn't fit, you'd think they'd be designed to, and they look as if they would. Are you sure they are pushed in far enough? You wouldn't need any clearance presumably since these should run cool? Good idea, I shall have to see if I can find them.
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post 28 Nov 2014, 05:35
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One downside of LEDs is that they will not work on pos earth car 😞
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post 28 Nov 2014, 11:27
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QUOTE (Llansadwrn @ 28 Nov 2014, 05:37 ) *
Odd they wouldn't fit, you'd think they'd be designed to, and they look as if they would. Are you sure they are pushed in far enough? You wouldn't need any clearance presumably since these should run cool? Good idea, I shall have to see if I can find them.

The problem was (and may still be) with the right hand indicator/flasher LED bulb/bulbholder - every time I pushed against the spring in the holder the LED bulb would turn and fractionally unscrew. Do this a few times (i.e. whilst struggling to fit the lens and frame) and the bulb has twisted enough to stop making contact!

LH side was not such a problem.

Possibly the factory dual-filiament socket was slightly more recessed than my after-market fitting.
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QUOTE (matthew.h @ 28 Nov 2014, 18:35 ) *
One downside of LEDs is that they will not work on pos earth car 😞

Very true.
All of my cars are now -ve earth, so no problem for me...
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