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Old March 10th, 2010, 20:07
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arb turn signals/ running lights

so i just got done installing my arb bull bar. i havent wired up the turn signals and i want to wire them as running lights also. ive read a thread a while ago and the guy said that the lens started melting. has anyone else done this. i thought just changing the bulb to a lower watt bulb would prevent that. or even getting some led bulbs. any input is welcomed
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Old March 10th, 2010, 20:11
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Re: arb turn signals/ running lights

IIRC the ARB bulbs are single wire and single filament. You would have to get a dual filament socket and bulb to wire it up that way.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 20:15
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Re: arb turn signals/ running lights

ya i noticed that. im leaning towards the led route.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 20:17
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Re: arb turn signals/ running lights

I melted the lenses on my ARB lights when I had them set up as parking lights. I would recommend setting them up as turn signals only and if you can find a set of LED lights to use (they should be amber not white) I would recommend them as well. I actually do not have mine installed currently because I had some water/mud get into one and corrode everything. I plan on mounting an LED in it an sealing it up with some RTV, but it doesn't rank too highly on my "to-do" list right now.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 20:24
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Re: arb turn signals/ running lights

thats what i needed to hear. i dont wanna melt the lenses but i do want extra running lights. im gonna hunt locally for the led's. has anyone figured what driving lights fit in that slot.
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Old March 11th, 2010, 07:20
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Re: arb turn signals/ running lights

Don't wire them as constantly on. I.e. Parking lights. The Lens will melt with a standard incandescent bulb. Just wire them in as blinkers. I haven't found a drop in LED bulb that is actually bright enough.
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Old March 11th, 2010, 14:42
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Re: arb turn signals/ running lights

i stopped at a pep boys today and they had a bulb that was a blinker thatll fit. didnt get it yet, still debating
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Old March 11th, 2010, 15:10
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Re: arb turn signals/ running lights

sry to hijack but how long/where did you order your arb bull bar from
i just orderd one for my 99 xj from 4wd.com and they told me it was on back orderd with no ETA and was a direct ship from ARB?
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Old March 11th, 2010, 15:35
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Re: arb turn signals/ running lights

Considering the fact that ARB uses rabbit lenses, you aren't doing anything that hasn't been done before. I suggest that you search around on www.vwvortex.com

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Old March 12th, 2010, 11:59
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Re: arb turn signals/ running lights

I got mine from 4wd. They had one come in for someone else and they cancelled last min. So the day I ordered it I picked it up two hours later. Good timing is all
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Old March 12th, 2010, 17:48
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Re: arb turn signals/ running lights

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Considering the fact that ARB uses rabbit lenses, you aren't doing anything that hasn't been done before. I suggest that you search around on www.vwvortex.com
That's a random piece of knowledge that I didn't know anyone else had figured out. Well done!
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Old March 15th, 2010, 13:41
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Re: arb turn signals/ running lights

I thought it was common knowledge that ARBs used VW lenses?
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