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    Question Brighter reverse light bulbs??

    Firebirds take 3157 bulbs in the reverse lights...I need a brighter light, anyone know of a bulb that is brighter that is compatable with stock wires???

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    3156 is stock...

    you could change the socket to a 3157 socket, and wire up both filaments...

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    no its 3157 i had it out last night...

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    that may be your problem... if someone put in a '57 it may only be lighting the dim filament... 3156 is a single filament made for reverse lights and independent turn signals... 3157 is dual filament for stop tail, and running turn...

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    you got it reversed
    3157 Dual Circuit 3156 Single Circuit
    http://autolumination.com/3157_3156.htm
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    You can use a 3457 bulb which is brighter. Us grand prix guys use them as an upgrade from 3157.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GNICTRY View Post
    you got it reversed
    3157 Dual Circuit 3156 Single Circuit
    http://autolumination.com/3157_3156.htm
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    thats what i said... 3156 is a single filament...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD RECOVERY EXPERT View Post
    thats what i said... 3156 is a single filament...
    damn i so read that backwards...sorry man

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    It's cool...

    any results???

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    you could buy those led light they burn brighter

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    i want to say a 4157 is brighter with the same connecs
    it could be a 3457 i cant remember go to your parts store and read the wattage

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    tried leds no good... acctually dimmer...
    just use the 3157 socket and wire up both sides...
    works like a charm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GNICTRY View Post
    Firebirds take 3157 bulbs in the reverse lights...I need a brighter light, anyone know of a bulb that is brighter that is compatable with stock wires???
    Check with Pep Boys. I think I saw where they make a halogen reverse light for our cars. Suppose to work with no mods.

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    will see if i can run down a P/N on these said halogens...

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    subscribed . . i'd like brighter reverse lights too

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    Found out J.C. Whitney has em' too. Item # ZX124358U

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronBird View Post
    Found out J.C. Whitney has em' too. Item # ZX124358U

    not correct connector...they are flat not round...thanks guys

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    http://www.extremestyling.com/PONTIA...B000LLOXUG.htm

    would this be brighter than stock??

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    Quote Originally Posted by GNICTRY View Post
    http://www.extremestyling.com/PONTIA...B000LLOXUG.htm

    would this be brighter than stock??
    i was wondering the same thing about leds like these. . . the thing is will they not direct light towards the reflective coating in the housing? won't they kind of just shine straight outwards? its like they need to be designed differently, like a cylinder or sphere? i may be wrong, just a thought lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by GULLETT17 View Post
    i was wondering the same thing about leds like these. . . the thing is will they not direct light towards the reflective coating in the housing? won't they kind of just shine straight outwards? its like they need to be designed differently, like a cylinder or sphere? i may be wrong, just a thought lol
    make since...i have seen ones like that but not with the right base

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