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Title: 4104 Michigan Light LED retrofit
Post by: zimtok on August 04, 2009, 08:48:07 AM
My 4104 has the Michigan light assemblies front and rear. I have been giving some thought about retrofitting them to LED because the bulb sockets are in bad condition and I have to constantly fiddle with them to keep them illuminated.

I've started the project and so far have the 3 rear lights installed.

Here are a few photos of what I have done. I didn't get a photo of them installed as it was getting dark. I'll get more photos as I do the front lights.


(http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp194/Zimtok/Buses%20Cars%20and%20Bikes/BulletMarkerLightLEDretrofit-000.jpg)

(http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp194/Zimtok/Buses%20Cars%20and%20Bikes/BulletMarkerLightLEDretrofit-001.jpg)

(http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp194/Zimtok/Buses%20Cars%20and%20Bikes/BulletMarkerLightLEDretrofit-003.jpg)


(http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp194/Zimtok/Buses%20Cars%20and%20Bikes/BulletMarkerLightLEDretrofit-006.jpg)

(http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp194/Zimtok/Buses%20Cars%20and%20Bikes/BulletMarkerLightLEDretrofit-007.jpg)

(http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp194/Zimtok/Buses%20Cars%20and%20Bikes/BulletMarkerLightLEDretrofit-010.jpg)

(http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp194/Zimtok/Buses%20Cars%20and%20Bikes/BulletMarkerLightLEDretrofit-008.jpg)

(http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp194/Zimtok/Buses%20Cars%20and%20Bikes/BulletMarkerLightLEDretrofit-009.jpg)


Title: Re: 4104 Michigan Light LED retrofit
Post by: gus on August 04, 2009, 04:20:14 PM
Zim,

Looks very nice. Be sure to seal them well against rain, this seems to be the biggest problem with those lights.

I've had no problems with mine so far, only the corner ones, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!

Be sure to let us know what those lights cost.


Title: Re: 4104 Michigan Light LED retrofit
Post by: zimtok on August 05, 2009, 07:01:53 AM
The LED lights I used are marine water proof. ($19 each)

I had one little snafu, one of the glass lenses broke. (BUMMER) :-(
The bright side (no pun intended) is that I can get a photo of the inside as it is installed.

Here are a few photos of the lights installed, one of it illuminated. It was cloudy this morning.,..






(http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp194/Zimtok/Buses%20Cars%20and%20Bikes/BulletMarkerLightLEDretrofit-011.jpg)


(http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp194/Zimtok/Buses%20Cars%20and%20Bikes/BulletMarkerLightLEDretrofit-012.jpg)


Title: Re: 4104 Michigan Light LED retrofit
Post by: zimtok on August 05, 2009, 07:14:41 AM
I also retrofited the corner marker lights to LED's but use a different LED.
I also had to fabricate my own metal backplates because the orriginal ones were unuseable.

Here are a few photos of that retrofit.






(http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp194/Zimtok/Buses%20Cars%20and%20Bikes/FrontMarkerLightLEDretrofit-000.jpg)


(http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp194/Zimtok/Buses%20Cars%20and%20Bikes/FrontMarkerLightLEDretrofit-002.jpg)



(http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp194/Zimtok/Buses%20Cars%20and%20Bikes/FrontMarkerLightLEDretrofit-004.jpg)



(http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp194/Zimtok/Buses%20Cars%20and%20Bikes/FrontMarkerLightLEDretrofit.jpg)