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Old 12-08-2018, 06:51 AM   #1
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Default Side Marker/Turn Signals - the lighting fetish continues

Ok, my Renegade has two excellent cab/side marker/turn signals. Unfortunately, they are the only incandescent fixtures remaining on the exterior and the lower ones are susceptible to water intrusion. The lenses are also badly oxidized.

Unfortunately, I cannot find a suitable led replacement that is nearly as bright as these 3157 bulb based fixtures. I've purchased the Maxxima replacements, since that is what Renegade used on the rest of my rig, but they just aren't as bright. So, I am fishing for some replacement suggestions.

For the record these are the oval cab marker and the 2x6 side marker/turn signal, both in amber.

Furthermore, when I first got the rig, I was thinking that a mid coach marker/turn signal would not be a bad idea. I saw them on all of the buses, now I also see them on some of the new renegades. Has anyone added mid coach marker/turn signals?
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Old 12-08-2018, 08:27 AM   #2
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can you post a picture?

I have some tear drop ones on my cockpit (just behind the cockpit doors)....there must be a million different sizes and styles of mine - ive bought 3 different ones and theyre all different (but look very close to what I have).
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Old 12-17-2018, 09:30 PM   #3
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I put some turn signal/running lights on the bottom step on my fuel tank steps. My rig had no side turn signals so once a car was next to me and forward of the tail lights they wouldn't be able to see my turn signal. I got some lights similar to these: https://www.iowa80.com/pd/4-pearl-ro...-light/178428/

Wired them up to my front turn signal/running lights. I mounted them to the step near the leading edge of the step. They are not in my way at all when climbing in/out. I angled them out a bit so they shine right at motorists when they're next to me and a bit behind. Sorry, I can't seem to find any pictures showing them. I'll take a couple next time I go to the truck.
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There you can see the light on the bottom step. They seem to work well. When I put on the turn signal cars get the heck outa the way.
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Any of these look like they would work.

https://www.iowa80.com/browse/semi-t...hts/LEDMARKER/

The 2 expensive ones look bright.
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Not sure which one you're thinking about. That link brings up a whole page with lots of different lights. At least for me it did. Maybe I'm doing something wrong?
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Strange....when I click on the link on my laptop it filters properly but on my phone it doesn't.

If you filter by Freightliner and marker lights it brings up 6 possible teardrop LED lights.

Here is the one I was thinking of.

https://www.iowa80.com/pd/freightlin...-light/243493/
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I was specifically wondering if anyone had replaced the 3157 bulb based marker light or sleeper light with a led as bright. I can't seem to find anything as brlght in a Maxxima light, which is what everything else on the rig is.

I just have the "sleeper" light and a side marker/turn signal. What I want to do is double up on the side marker/turn signal and add another pair of them somewhere easily accessible, like the panel in front of the front tandem. It isn't perfect, but I think it would save trying to work in a storage bin.

If you take a look at the Prevost conversions they have a 3 or 4 pairs of side marker/turn signals. The intention being (it think) that when the driver hits the signal, anyone next to them can't miss their entire vehicle being illuminated in flashing amber light. Take a look at the side markers on this devil:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=...45266649396109
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Good looking rig Petrel! If I were to mount another turn signal on the side, I would look at the space between the duals. A bright one would also light up well enough to see where your tires are in relation to a curb when turning at night.
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Petrel,
I got two new ones on the cab, Bushpilot got them for me. They are led's and are bright. The ones down on the box are the stock ones, as I was polishing my headlights I polished them too and it made a big difference! They act like new ones, I also just replaced the bulbs with new one and that didn't hurt.
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