LED Changeover - 1970 to 1972 Skylark & GS

Discussion in 'Sparky's corner' started by knucklebusted, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    LOL, mine too in my GS, they kinda "jump down" when yah dim them.
    I put the rest of the LED's in my GN, the dimmer in that car is much smoother, they're actually VERY brite on that dash, so I dim them down, dash looks light blue:cool:
     
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  2. 12lives

    12lives You die once. You live every day.

    The other outside lights I converted on the 67 (besides the headlights) are the tail lights. The tail light on those models are tiny. I feel the added brightness for the brake light is a good safety advantage, plus the other drivers don't expect a 54 year old car to light up like a new Cadillac!
     
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  3. FLGS400

    FLGS400 Gold Level Contributor

    When I had the dash apart in my GS, I put a new headlight switch in it, just for the sake of not having to pull the instrument panel out again any time soon. It still works the same as yours, Larry.
     
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  4. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    Yeah, maybe it is the type of rheostat that is used. It flickers a bit. It dimmed down nicely in my Riv.
     
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  5. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

  6. Utah455

    Utah455 Well-Known Member

    Installed the Dapper LED headlights a few weeks ago. Got the Classic Glass (with lines except for the center) 17W LED bulbs in all four spots and the switch back halos.

    So far I have just wired up the white halos to run as day time running lights. The switch back yellow with the turn signal didn't look too good, but I did try powering the inside yellow to see what it looked like.

    For now, I did install WHITE LED bulbs in the bumper for turn signals. The yellow turn signals in the bumper looked out of place with the white halos. Still ironing out the wiring so that I can connect to the ACC spot in the fuse box with my radio capacitor.

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  7. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    I got the same email. Pricey.
    Looks interesting. I'll be curious how they perform once you get them ironed out and road tested.
     
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  8. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    Yes, very pricey, for one headlight.
     
  9. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Also, it all looks like a proprietary bulb/globe assembly. Locked into Holley for all future parts.

    Those Hellas don't look so bad now.

    I did see they have a wiring harness that will let you run all 4 dim lights at one time.
     
  10. BuickGSrules

    BuickGSrules Gold Level Contributor

    Do they plug into the excisting harness or do they need new wires? What is the cost?
     
  11. BuickGSrules

    BuickGSrules Gold Level Contributor

    Anyone made a list with the part numbers for LED bulbs throughout the car and where to get? Anyone makes a completet kit?
     
  12. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Too pricey for limited use for me.
    If I did year round driving night and day, and towed a trailer, MAYBE.
    My sealed beam halogens I bought at S. S. Kresge back in '86 for 1.99 do just dandy, or maybe they were .99 a piece, they were on close out, every car had rectangle lights then.
     
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  13. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    I think I bought my Sylvanias at Perry drugstore's Auto Parts Section.:D:D
     
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  14. Utah455

    Utah455 Well-Known Member

    The LED headlights, yes, they send a 6" conversion harness that plugs into their bulbs to the factory harness. Slight shaving was needed on the headlight mounting tabs form them to fit into the buckets (nothing major and they note this in the directions).

    The Halo's on the other hand have a little boxes attached with 3 wires (white, yellow and ground). Right now boxes are double sided taped under the headlights and just screwed ground wires in with the forward light harness and ran a single power wire (covered in heatshrink) around with the factory harness and slipped it thru the AC grommet up to the fuse box. Need to make a Y cable so that I can plug into the ACC on the fuse with my power windows. This will give me white halo's all the time as driving lights. Thought about tapping into the turn signal in the bumper for the yellow wire to switch back the inside yellow halos for turn signals, but not sure.

    Cost is based on options. Base price 359 and then tack on 314 in options (LED bulbs and halos). They are running 10% now, which I found a coupon a few months ago as well. Roughly $700 out the door. $175 a headlight. I went for ease of plug and play and wanted halo's that didn't look goofy. The classic style line glass is key.

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  15. FLGS400

    FLGS400 Gold Level Contributor

    Check out post #39. There may be more within this tread, too.
     

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