REVIEW: 3157 LED Bulb (MMP) UPDATE 10/05/2008 - Page 2 - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
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How much faster do these blink though?
Pull out one of your turn signal bulbs from the front and activate the turn signal for that side. You will see how fast it will blink. It's close to double the speed.


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What if i want that super fast blinker like all the Civics and Accords I see on the freeway?

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What if i want that super fast blinker like all the Civics and Accords I see on the freeway?
Thats a personal choice. Lol.


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What if i want that super fast blinker like all the Civics and Accords I see on the freeway?
Then I shall dub thee.. Spanish Rice!!


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What if i want that super fast blinker like all the Civics and Accords I see on the freeway?
Then I shall dub thee.. Spanish Rice!!
I like Bean Rocket better.

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HOW do you guys manage to run only your markers at night time? Everyone's in park, i guess right?

I guess riding without the lows would be a bad idea anyways.. but just wondering.

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Are the DRL's and turn signals the same bulbs? I want to replace the DRL's and the front blinkers with these. Also, any know if the white LED's look good with the yellow glass in front?
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Technically, no, the marker lights and the turn signals are supposed to be different bulbs. If you have the upper amber bulbs as your DRL then it is 4157 and the marker bulb next to it is 3757. If your low beam is the DRL, then all four upper bulbs are 3757.

Then main difference in the bulbs is lock-tab location. These 3157 LED bulbs do not have any lock-tabs and will fit in all four locations.

As far as them working behind a yellow lens, I don't see why not. They do have a bluish tint to them so it may not be as yellow as you like.


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So are you saying I'd be able to use the 3157's from the V-LED site you put, or would I have to find LED's that are 3757 and 4157?

Also, do you know of a good site to visit to get the LED's for my 9005's in the front and the fog bulbs? Apparently my fogs use 9045. I also like the clear lens you have over the blinkers/DRL's.

I just wish they could all be the same so I'm not searching out 4 different pairs of bulbs....

Thanks for all the help anyways man. I really appreciate it.
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Yes, you can use the 3157 bulbs just as I have.

As for your high beams and fogs, you will not find any LEDs that will produce a strong beam of light that will be visible or brighter than the stock bulbs. If you want the brightest light possible, get HID conversion kits. I believe the 9005 kit will fit in the 9045 fogs with minor modification to the lock-tabs.

My clear lenses are part of the lamp housings. They can be bought as a full set off ebay. Just beware that the upper lamps do not fit as tight as the stock lamp housings.


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You have 9006 as the LOW beam, 9005 as the HIGH beam and unless you have a Xtreme, the fog lights are 9005. The 9045 is a dealer item (only 45 watts instead of 55 watts for a halogen lamp). You want HID's then use 9006 low/9005 fog&high. The sylvania.com site is WRONG. If you have a Xtreme, it's a H11 or H3 but only that model. If you want to be sure, take the lamp out, go to a autoparts store and compare it side by side with a new lamp.
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I think that's what I might have to end up doing. I have tried 9005's and 9006's when I was replacing the bulbs and none fit in the fog lamps. I emailed Hoen and they said the 9145's are VERY VERY similiar but they weren't 100% it would work. Oh well. I will try something new and let you guys know.

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Just stumbled across this mod -- have you had any troubles with the law by not having the amber turn signals? I'm sure it may vary state to state, but I'm interested in seeing if this is an issue with your typical every now & then prick cops.

I'm not near my truck (work in the field) and I think I remember the bulbs being amber & not the reflector.

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Just stumbled across this mod -- have you had any troubles with the law by not having the amber turn signals? I'm sure it may vary state to state, but I'm interested in seeing if this is an issue with your typical every now & then prick cops.

I'm not near my truck (work in the field) and I think I remember the bulbs being amber & not the reflector.
Correct, the stock bulbs are amber and the reflector is chrome. In Cali, we can run white or amber marker/turn signal bulbs up front. I'm not sure what AK is.


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In Texas they just pull you over if it looks nice. Hillbilly cops.....

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I went on your evaluation and bought a pair of wedge type. (Ordered them Saturday and had them Monday). White on the inside, amber on the outside. At night they look great! The white is super bright and has a blueish tint. But during the day the amber DRL isn't nearly as bright as stock. I'm wondering if the wide angle type would get the same reflection as stock bulbs???

You mention the 6000K HID's match the color of the white. How close? I'm wanting to pick up a set of HID's that have the same color as the 3157 white wedge.

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The LED bulbs do not appear as bright as stock because they do no have the ability to "fill" the reflector like a filament type bulb can. LEDs are directional beams like tiny flash lights and filament bulbs are omnidirectional and will cast light in all directions providing better fill during the day. If you look directly into the LED bulb, you will see that it is technically brighter.

The 6000k HID kit I have matches dead on

Notice how the 4700k superwhite foglight bulbs now appear yellow.


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The LED bulbs do not appear as bright as stock because they do no have the ability to "fill" the reflector like a filament type bulb can. LEDs are directional beams like tiny flash lights and filament bulbs are omnidirectional and will cast light in all directions providing better fill during the day. If you look directly into the LED bulb, you will see that it is technically brighter.

The 6000k HID kit I have matches dead on

Notice how the 4700k superwhite foglight bulbs now appear yellow.
Ok, that makes sence. I did look at them straight on and they are "technically" brighter. Problem is I'm not sure I like the look of the inside white being brighter than the outside amber.

Pics look as though it's a dead on match, just wanted to make sure they were in person as well. Guess I'm off to order the HID kit now!

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