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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1246984 posted 08/22/19 09:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Getting to know my GVR4 by replacing bulbs, I realized the front corners have a blank light hole behind the amber section. Is there a write up for incorporating these into the blinker or one of the other lights? Anyone know what it is there for?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247015 posted 08/26/19 05:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i believe there's a small light bulb that goes in that spot- there are leads that bring power from the main bulb over to it (on USDM corners at least). I don't remember what size bulb, and I think you need a socket for it. I haven't looked at my USDM corners in a decade though so I'm a little fuzzy on it.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247025 posted 08/27/19 01:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It looks like I could put a 194 in it if I had the correct socket.

I was thinking it might be good to tie it into the turn signal marker so there is a front side indicator?

I didn't know if this was something for another country market where at the time it was required or what. Honestly I never noticed it until I was changing the corner bulb.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247030 posted 08/27/19 03:07 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
the whole assembly is MB529058




here you can see how the second socket gets powered by the main light





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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247038 posted 08/28/19 01:45 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just replaced my bulbs the other day. The corner lights are 164 I believe. One is 194 and one is 164, just put in whichever one you don't have.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247047 posted 08/28/19 11:06 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Andrew,
In your actual picture isn't the amber plug just that, a plug. It isn't an receptacle with wire leads, correct?

That's what I was wondering what it is used for.

Since I'm replacing and messing with turn signals, which the LEDs I just got for them need a resistor for the turn signal to slow down, I was going to run a lead up to the corner amber to light that one up. I just need to find a few bulb holders with leads off of them that are a little longer than the ones in your picture.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247053 posted 08/28/19 11:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It is a bulb holder. There are metal leads in the light housing that feed both power and ground to the socket.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247063 posted 08/28/19 04:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
what thom's saying... the holder has contacts on it, and it pulls power from the other light bulb. It doesn't have it's own individual leads.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247067 posted 08/28/19 07:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting PJGross:

Andrew,
In your actual picture isn't the amber plug just that, a plug. It isn't an receptacle with wire leads, correct?

That's what I was wondering what it is used for.

Since I'm replacing and messing with turn signals, which the LEDs I just got for them need a resistor for the turn signal to slow down, I was going to run a lead up to the corner amber to light that one up. I just need to find a few bulb holders with leads off of them that are a little longer than the ones in your picture.

-PJ




It's like your dash lights, there is a circuit internally that feeds power over to that socket. Also if you stop buying the cheap stuff, you wouldn't need to worry about a resistor for LED turn indicators.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247081 posted 08/29/19 10:10 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just for clarification, the tailights purchased by the same brand were fine and didn't require resistors. Likely the turn signal circuit is a bit more sensitive.
If you have a suggestion for turn signals in LED that do not require resistors, that would be great. I'm not a great searcher, but I don't think there has been one verified on here? I searched +LED +turn +signal ?

I will go back and look at those corners again. Since both sides never had bulbs in them since I bought the car in '98, I made a bad assumption that nothing was in there.

I don't think I purchased "cheap" LEDs anyway. At least I didn't mean to. I was going off of a known working suggestion that worked just fine in another location.
I only cheap out on tuning hardware.

So, the amber 164 bulb is just another corner indicator? Got it. Thank you!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247105 posted 08/31/19 05:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
better LED turn indicator bulbs



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