Lincoln Mark VIII trunk light

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by norton, Dec 4, 2010.

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  1. norton

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    i have a lincoln mark VIII which uses a neon like with a ballast box to control the running/park lights and brake light system. i have a few questions on using an led system to replace the neon bulb

    1. i saw led neon flex tubing, would i be able to use that ( i ask because i dont want spot lights i want to have it glow like a normal neon lite would)

    2 if not would the red reflector that the neon sits behind disperse the bulb light so it looks as one sold glow ( i was only planing on use about 4 or 5 across the trunk lid(its about 1.5 2 ft +/-))

    3. using the 10.92 resistor i had read about to keep a constant load on the leds weather your parked or driving how do i set it up to meet the brightness for both park/running and brake mode.

    ill try to find out wat the current usage of the neon bulb was for brake and running/park so an answer would be easier to give. thanks for the help
  2. norton

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    well i guess if 63 people view and no one could answer i guess ill just have to stick to being a mechanic or call me computer wizz brother sry to bother all of you
  3. wayneh


    Sep 9, 2010
    Forum rules prohibit helping modify automotive lighting.
  4. shortbus

    AAC Fanatic!

    Sep 30, 2009
    Non-standard lighting systems for cars are a no-no on this forum. The members didn't answer for that reason. This group has rules that are followed.
  5. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    That is the case.
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