Alternative Rear Light Clusters

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Re: Alternative Rear Light Clusters

Post by Corky » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:51 pm

ajlelectronics wrote:Mine are just fine. You did put the right bulbs in I suppose? Should be 5W up to 10W max. Have you put 21W in by mistake?
:oops: 21 watt as supplied :oops:

I'll stick some 10's in.

Which should be a piece of cake now that I can simply unscrew the lens to get at them :wink:

Thanks for that !


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Re: Alternative Rear Light Clusters

Post by dcw7095 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:16 pm

Glad you pointed this out as I am just about to wire up mine too - and would have done the same :oops:


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Re: Alternative Rear Light Clusters

Post by Corky » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:28 am

It's not just me then...... :lol:

I've just put some 5w lamps in, much better now :oops:


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Re: Alternative Rear Light Clusters

Post by philhoward » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:29 pm

I'm guessing that one of the red lamps could be a fog lamp (dictated by the lens as much as anything)?

I do recall some cars (Vauxhall, mainly) using one red lamp for stop light, then the other for tail (5W) and fog (21W).

Just a quick silly question...where's the rear reflector now???


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Re: Alternative Rear Light Clusters

Post by ScimmyMike » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:44 pm

Could always wire up as some modern cars are with a 5/21 watt in with the 21 watt becoming the fog and then wire the original rear fogs as brake lights, I've got a set of these to fit but TBH haven't even opened the box yet so don't know whether the red (lamp) (lights)(bulbs) :lol: have 2 terminals to operate the 2 filaments

Oh your fog light needs to be a min of 100mm from your brake light so using one of each nice idea as it is won't sadly work,
the rear reflector forms part of the cluster with the tail light behind.

Steve, I seem to remember Dave Speedy having a similar problem when he fitted to his 6a, remember we commented at the boggin that night.
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Re: Alternative Rear Light Clusters

Post by Corky » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:44 pm

philhoward wrote: Just a quick silly question...where's the rear reflector now???
The reflector is next to the indicator lamp, but it has the stop lamp behind it.


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Re: Alternative Rear Light Clusters

Post by victorgte » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:26 pm

scimitarcars.org.uk wrote:Hi all,

I just thought I'd share this with you. I was at High Peak classics the other day and was having a look at Dave Mac's 6B. He has replaced the rear light clusters with some he found on eBay. To be honest I didn't notice that they were different to standard until he pointed it out. The indicator lamp is now at the outer edge, which is probably the main aesthetic difference when viewed from a distance.

They are pretty much the same dimensions as the originals and are nice fit.

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The big benefit is that they are sealed unit and the bulbs are accessed from the outside (so no fiddling around in the back panel). It should also prevent the terrible earthing problems you get in older units.

I've just ordered a set as emergency spares. At just £34 for the pair including postage, they look like a bargain.

See eBay item 170325033596

If anyone buys and fits them, please let me know how you get on.

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Bought and fitted. Very pleased with the results. You can actually see my brake lights now! Will take pics and post them.


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Re: Alternative Rear Light Clusters

Post by victorgte » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:41 pm

IrishScimitar wrote:Hi guys,

Well a couple of weeks ago I posted an add in the wanted sextion looking for replacement rear lights, I was guided to this thread! So after having a read through the thread I decded to go for it! what i bought was http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0352950269 They Cost me £20 & £10 p&p To rep of Ireland.

Well spent a couple of hours today getting them fitted and they look fab! HIghly reccomend them to anyone who needs replacement rear lights!

I will post some pics tomorrow when I have finished wireing them up!

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Did the same, great result!


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Re: Alternative Rear Light Clusters

Post by trubac » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:25 pm

pics or it didn't happen ....


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Re: Alternative Rear Light Clusters

Post by victorgte » Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:48 am

trubac wrote:pics or it didn't happen ....
Will finish the roll of film and get them processed. I am still on 35mm film! Lovely camera though.


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Re: Alternative Rear Light Clusters

Post by victorgte » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:12 pm

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Re: Alternative Rear Light Clusters

Post by victorgte » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:15 pm

victorgte wrote:Image
Hell fire! It worked! I've uploaded a picture from Photobucket. Now I will try the correct photo to show you my rear lights replacement which I am also pleased with!Image


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Re: Alternative Rear Light Clusters

Post by IrishScimitar » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:10 pm

Look great victor and much brighter than the orginals.. and a pretty eays fit!!

Ps forgot to mail you.. thanks for that wiper/indicator stalk.. worked perfect! :)


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Re: Alternative Rear Light Clusters

Post by victorgte » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:07 pm

IrishScimitar wrote:Look great victor and much brighter than the orginals.. and a pretty eays fit!!

Ps forgot to mail you.. thanks for that wiper/indicator stalk.. worked perfect! :)
Glad I could help. Will let you know if we will get to Killkenny/Callan later this year.


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Re: Alternative Rear Light Clusters

Post by JoeySully » Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:11 pm

If you have fitted these and don't have spare lenses then this guy is selling them for £22.98 - £13.99 + 8.99p&p
Would be worth having a spare set ;)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rear-Tail-Lig ... 25656bfe58

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