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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-10-2019, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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No Headlights, front and rear turn signals

I have new headlights, all new turn signal l.e.d. indicator lights front and back. Headlights turn on but passenger side are extremely dim on both settings low and hi beams. Turn signals don't work at all, rear passenger side lights stays on, front signal lights are also very dim. This for a 62 impala.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-10-2019, 05:28 PM
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First question I have to ask is did you use a LED flasher? The standard bi-metal strip flasher won't work with LED lights.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-10-2019, 06:54 PM
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+1 to what Dave said.


Did you get LED headlights? Somewhere reputable?

I'd also be curious as to what kind of volts you're getting at the headlight versus what they are designed to work with? 50 yr old wiring isn't doing you any favors, and if you're running a stock alternator, they don't output well below 2000rpm (ish).



Might be some corrosion on those headlight plugs and/or the wiring. An Ohm-meter could also be used to see how much resistance you've got.

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Yes flasher is for l.e.d. application. Headlights are new T3 reproduction headlights from Lectric Limited automotive wiring. Could a bad flasher switch also be a possible problem?

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If you have a dedicated flasher for LED my suspicion then falls upon a 56 year old white nylon plastic turn signal cancel cam. White nylon was the second man made plastic invented. It turns yellow and brittle with age. My guess is that yours is broke (a technical term).

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