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Nos Euro Front Signals


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Just recently bought NOS euro signals to replace accident smashed ones on '75. Current ones have two wires going to bulb sockets containing 2-element bulbs, running, and signal. NOS has 2-element bulb also, but only one connection(spring loaded) that spans both terminals on the bulbs. Do I connect both wires to the same spring terminal? Or the running wire, or the signal wire?

Appreciate any help here, as don't want to create short, or burn out signal switch. See photos of old, new, both.

 

thanks,

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The euro signals are configured differently than the US signals, they require modification to work with a US car.  Do a forum search on "tap a light" (in quotes) and you will find a bunch of articles that explain what needs to be done, essentially you need to add another bulb for the parking light circuit.

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Thanks guys, appreciate the feedback tremendously. But since the rebuild of FAQ, there are no more articles on the adaptation. Also, the ones on there currently are also euros. Did the PO perhaps change the sockets to accommodate them would you think?

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the early 1600 US signals were flat like a euro signal but worked in a US car, that may have been what you had.

 

nevermind that, it looks like the PO modified the old ones because both the wires are black and those aren't original. try taking it apart and see what he did, maybe you can reuse the socket.

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Thanks Koblenz.

 

That was the perfect link to fix these euros.

With the explanation by 71bmr02, and the pics by ziff73, felt very taken care of.

Already removed the socket from the damaged unit, and that's the way the PO dealt with this situation also. A little rougher than with a dremel, but the same results=one bulb, two wires.

 

This site is terrific, even with the lost archives. Hopefully some of this will go to rebuild the archives for the future.

 

Thanks again guys,

don

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