dlstiefel at dekalbk12.org
Wed Nov 1 18:54:43 PDT 2017
> That seems odd, Dennis, because I've never thought of the late Type 3s
> having dim brake lights. LEDs would make a difference, but you might
> to make sure you have the right bulbs in there first, and make sure
> they are
> wired up right.
The middle ones for the tail light and brake has 1157 and the top for
turn signal and bottom for back up light are 1156. The road I live on is
a fairly busy high way for our size town and in the afternoon when I am
traveling home the sun is to my back and this is when and where I have
gotten complainants. The light on it are no more dim the the lights on
my brother's 71 beetle so I figure there's no problem there. I still
think it's people that are just too use to the brighter lights on modern
vehicles but maybe I'm missing something here. I do agree the late model
T3 tail lights are brighter than the early ones. I remember how dim the
ones were on the 69 FB I use to have was.
> The brake light bulb is a dual filament bulb: One filament is for the
> lights and the other is the brake light. The brake light filament is
> brighter than the running light. If the wiring was swapped around,
> you'd be
> using the dimmer filament for the brakes, which might explain what that
> person has noticed. So compare the normal taillights with the brake
> and make sure the brake lights are brighter.
> If they are backwards, the error could be at the taillight assy. or it
> could be
> farther forward.
They are brighter when the brakes are applied than when just the tail
lights are on.
> And even if you can buy a dual LED lamp, if the wiring is reversed,
> that'll still
> give you a bright taillight and a dim brake light.
I think they make bulbs like that I was just wondering if there was a
better brand to go with.
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