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    Front turn signal LED conversion

    Has anyone tried converting the front turn signal to LED's? I have just now began to research this. I did it on my JGC with success and have done it with some other vehicles. In the past you have needed to use a pretty bright LED so it can be seen when your headlights are on. I will update everyone with my progress but wanted to check and see if anyone else has tried this yet.

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    I haven't researched this yet, but very curious to see what you come up with. I was a little disappointed when I finally noticed the fronts were not LED.

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    Currently I'm running some tests to see what "action" the turn signal takes when the lights are on, off, turn signal activated, hazards, etc. This helps me identify which type of LED bulb I need. Because the 14 is so new there isn't much info out there, and I don't like to use cheap LED's that claim they will work for the 14. I will keep you updated and hope to have a few bulbs tested on Sunday (I have quite a few LED bulbs sitting around in my garage that I used in my JGC and Benz).
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    I go my new Durango last month and one of the first things I did was change out the front turn signal. I've done this in my previous cars, I never like the orange glow in such nice headlight housings. Not only did I change it out to get rid of the color but to match the other turn signals which are LED. I got mine from LED Lights, Bulbs & LED Lighting Accessories - SUPER BRIGHT LEDS Part # 3157-A26-CBT Amber. At first, I was concerned about the brightness but it turned out great and no issues w/ any of the other lights.

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    VLEDs triton leds would be your best bet in terms of visibility. They aren't cheap though. V3 Triton
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    Thanks everyone. It appears we don't need switch backs since these don't work as DRL's, only turn signals. Unless you want them to be lit white when the turn signal is not on. The Tritons look awesome but as you said, pricey, but I do like the brightness of them. Decisions, decisions. I have some of the 3157 tower LEDs that I will try. My biggest concern is if they will be bright enough with the xenons headlights on. Crankish, what are your thoughts on your brightness?

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    You don't need switchbacks unless you want the parking lights to be white instead of amber.
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    At first, I wasn't sure of the brightness because one review I saw said they weren't bright but I am very pleased with them. The bulb itself has 26 LED's all around it and is being reflected off the chrome housing. I took a short 5 sec video of the old bulb and a 5 sec video of the new one during the day and you can already tell the difference. I haven't taking one at night but I will. Not sure if uploading a video here is possible. If not, I can email you the videos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drballard33 View Post
    Thanks everyone. It appears we don't need switch backs since these don't work as DRL's, only turn signals. Unless you want them to be lit white when the turn signal is not on. The Tritons look awesome but as you said, pricey, but I do like the brightness of them. Decisions, decisions. I have some of the 3157 tower LEDs that I will try. My biggest concern is if they will be bright enough with the xenons headlights on. Crankish, what are your thoughts on your brightness?

    Just so I understand, our 3157 bulbs are the standard 3157 and NOT the 3157 CK type bulbs? The Ck type in the 3157 has the 4 wire pin outs reversed compared to the standard 3157 so I want to ask before I buy the wrong bulb and blow the fuse when I insert it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankish View Post
    I go my new Durango last month and one of the first things I did was change out the front turn signal. I've done this in my previous cars, I never like the orange glow in such nice headlight housings. Not only did I change it out to get rid of the color but to match the other turn signals which are LED. I got mine from LED Lights, Bulbs & LED Lighting Accessories - SUPER BRIGHT LEDS Part # 3157-A26-CBT Amber. At first, I was concerned about the brightness but it turned out great and no issues w/ any of the other lights.
    Could you post videos on youtube comparing stock with these side by side?
    Last edited by klasango; 05-16-2014 at 06:00 PM.

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