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73-87 (91) LED light installation
« on: October 05, 2007, 03:00:08 PM »
Ok, I haven't had much time to install these, but here they are.  They have 48 LED's, and they are a simple plug in.  The only special step is the 3M tape that is on the tab.  The lense housing must be cleaned and you are done..



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73-87 (91) LED light installation
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007, 03:02:44 PM »
The above pic is what you are actually buying, the last pic above it in daylight stock on the right, Dakota on the left.  Night pics coming soon...

Here is what I did to install them...  4th pic is where you tape it down.

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73-87 (91) LED light installation
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2007, 03:04:10 PM »
Last 2 steps are to test it and put the cover back on.  Actually testing is before putting the tape on...

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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2007, 05:26:46 PM »
Here are the nite shots.  Seeing them in person they are MUCH brighter.  BTW, they DO require a HD flasher to operate.  Most 87-91's should have them.  Napa Part number is 552...
Pic with just the lights on then pics with the brakes on.  Right side is a stock 1157 bulb.


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73-87 (91) LED light installation
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2007, 05:41:26 PM »
Here is a video of them at night with lights on, blinker on, brakes on, blinker on.
http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/techinfo/Dakota/LEDcompare.ASF

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Re: 73-87 (91) LED light installation
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2007, 06:42:40 AM »
Boy they look SOOOO yummy, and how much are they?
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Re: 73-87 (91) LED light installation
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2007, 09:10:33 AM »
Those make a HUGE difference, how much are they?

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Re: 73-87 (91) LED light installation
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2007, 12:26:17 PM »

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Re: 73-87 (91) LED light installation
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2007, 05:10:57 PM »
Thanks :)

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Re: 73-87 (91) LED light installation
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2007, 01:17:35 PM »
Those are so awesome! I saw a Dakota Digital display at a show a few weeks back that had these, among others, operating. They are soooo wonderfully bright!
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Re: 73-87 (91) LED light installation
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2007, 01:50:26 AM »
Here are the nite shots.  Seeing them in person they are MUCH brighter.  BTW, they DO require a HD flasher to operate.  Most 87-91's should have them.  Napa Part number is 552...
Pic with just the lights on then pics with the brakes on.  Right side is a stock 1157 bulb.


   Chris, I hope I don't offend you as it is not my intention. But having worked for NAPA Auto parts For over 7 years I would like to comment on the flasher you mentioned above.
  The flasher you mentioned isn't a true heavy duty flasher. In fact it is the same standard flasher that has been used on the majority of the domestic vehicles from the mid 60's thru the early 90's. It operates with a bi-metal strip inside it that as the electricity passes thru it the 2 strips of metal(which are bonded together back to back) heat up and expand at different speeds thus causing it to pull(arc) away from it's contact point inside the housing thus causing the lights to flash. Simple. Lightweight. Ok for regular every day use. But for towing not a good choice as it flashes way too fast and will burn out prematurely.
Attributes:
Style Name:Thermal Flasher
# of Terminals:2 Terminal
Voltage Rating:12 Volt
Features & Benefits:Flashes up to three 32 CP per side plus pilot
six for hazard. Aluminum housing.
DOT Approved:Yes
Amp Capacity:13 amp
Height:1.5
Length:1.375
Additional Contents:Flasher
 # of Terminals:2

 However, If you want a true heavy duty electronic flasher, NAPA DOES have one available for around $10.00 - $13.99 depending on your location. The part number for it is 502623 Line code is LIT works great and the loud report of the flasher helps remind you that your flasher is still on after you change lanes so you won't look like an idiot going down the highway with your turn signal on. And it can handle towing a trailer with no problems

Item#: LIT502623

Attributes:
Style Name:Electro-mechanical
# of Terminals:2 Terminal
Voltage Rating:12 Volt
Features & Benefits:Features load sound. Uses 1/4" male blade terminals. Double coil relay with electronic components. 60-120 FPM with 1.5 seconds after start up.
DOT Approved:Yes
Amp Capacity:20 amp
Height:1.33
Length:1.35
Additional Contents:Flasher
# of Terminals:2
 I hope this helps out guys!!!

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Re: 73-87 (91) LED light installation
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2007, 10:36:33 AM »
No problem, I guess I should have pointed out that the standard flasher won't work and most 88-up pickups used the 552, but I used it in another truck and they flasher didn't work at all.  So basically a minumum flasher would be the 552.  Thanks for the info, I will add that PN to the catalog.

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Re: 73-87 (91) LED light installation
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2007, 11:30:49 AM »
Chris, my computer won't load the video. Is anyone else having trouble with it?
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Re: 73-87 (91) LED light installation
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2007, 11:49:44 AM »
hmmm, weird.  It is the standard Window Media format like youtube.

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Re: 73-87 (91) LED light installation
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2013, 01:08:46 AM »

wow! I downloaded and viewed your video, that difference is very clear! sweet!

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