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Lucky Phil

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Quick and Easy rear amber lamp conversion for RWC
« on: October 25, 2015, 12:40:29 PM »
Hey guys on my RAT-AM for engineers I had to have Amber rear indicators......
Well I wasn't real enthused about cutting up my rear lamp lens's and fitting some Amber sections....
With that being the case I set about finding a suitable lamp to fin internally behind the factory red lens....
And this is what I came up with PART NUMBER BL-204AM which can be purchased on ebay or alike ----> http://www.ledautolight.com.au/?product=bl-204am

I simply fitted the "amber inserts" using silicon to hold in place let them set over night and wired to suit....









Below with park lamps on and flash




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Re: Quick and Easy rear amber lamp conversion for RWC
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2015, 06:16:02 AM »
Awesome PHIL to bad I had to cut mine up I may just find some other lens and do that conversion
Ed
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Re: Quick and Easy rear amber lamp conversion for RWC
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2015, 05:49:12 PM »
Why the rear Amber lights again??? Sorry if that's a dumb question.....
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Lucky Phil

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Re: Quick and Easy rear amber lamp conversion for RWC
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2015, 01:55:27 AM »
Why the rear Amber lights again??? Sorry if that's a dumb question.....

In Australia after certain years of manufacture, to get the vehicle registered it needs tto meet ADRs - "Australian design rules" one of those being Amber front and rear indicator lamps....
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Re: Quick and Easy rear amber lamp conversion for RWC
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2015, 03:09:20 AM »
Are you able to cut it small in length?
Regards Edward
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Re: Quick and Easy rear amber lamp conversion for RWC
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Lucky Phil

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Re: Quick and Easy rear amber lamp conversion for RWC
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2015, 06:52:22 AM »
Are you able to cut it small in length?

The Amber insert you mean Ed? If so no, but I think they had shorter lamps available....

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Re: Quick and Easy rear amber lamp conversion for RWC
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2015, 06:44:38 PM »
That looks great Phil. I have the same issue with my '79, so here is my fix.



I followed my niece who was driving my black Firebird the other night on one of our local night cruise evens and I could see the flashers going off like a mile away. 
Jon

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1976 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird 455
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Lucky Phil

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Re: Quick and Easy rear amber lamp conversion for RWC
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2015, 03:49:27 AM »
That looks great Phil. I have the same issue with my '79, so here is my fix.
I followed my niece who was driving my black Firebird the other night on one of our local night cruise evens and I could see the flashers going off like a mile away.

They stand out like dogs balls on a cat........ Super bright...... Are they fitted internally or externally

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falcon4

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Re: Quick and Easy rear amber lamp conversion for RWC
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2015, 07:03:20 PM »
Yes, just stuck to the outside.  I'm waiting on those smoked rear covers to come on the market and then they will be protected from the elements.  Only cost like 9 bucks out of china.  Works great and has been on the car for over 18 months.
Jon

1966 Chrysler Valiant Regal 225
1976 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird 455
1979 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird 403 (my newest lawn ornament)
1979 Pontiac Firebird 301 Base Model......
1977 Ford F-100 4WD 351
1979 Camaro Z28 350 (wouldn't work in an iron lung)
2004 Ford XR-8 Falcon 5.4
1972 Lemans Station Wagon 455 with Endura nose option.

Perth, Western Australia

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Re: Quick and Easy rear amber lamp conversion for RWC
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2015, 04:42:44 PM »
The wonders of ebay and free shipping and milliseconds to search! I didn't even have anything like that in mind when I went cutting into my NOS lenses 10 years ago. In theory you wouldn't have to redo the stock wiring, only add some. I wonder if a smaller version could be used on the side markers too.

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Re: Quick and Easy rear amber lamp conversion for RWC
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2019, 05:42:23 PM »
does anyone know what the minimum size is for amber indicators?

Re: Quick and Easy rear amber lamp conversion for RWC
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