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Old 05-16-2019, 09:33 PM   #1
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Repurposing Warning Flashers

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Now that Iíve disconnected the 8 way flasher, what to do with the warning/emergency lights? I have been considering disco light show, lasers, servo-controlled utility lights...

What have you done?
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:00 PM   #2
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Front uppers are turn signals tied in to the factory turns, and driving lights on a dedicated switch for the front and back up lights tied into the factory backup lights on the rear replacing the reds.
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:19 PM   #3
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I skinned over my entire front cap above the windshields to make a clean look after I removed the flashers there; after it's painted it will look like it came from the factory that way. The rear red flashers are still in place, repurposed as extra high-mount brake lights that work only when I have my fog lights on: in thick fog or heavy rain I'm more concerned about some mouth-breather coming up too fast behind me, so anything I can do to prevent someone rear-ending me is well worth it.

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Old 05-17-2019, 04:45 AM   #4
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My plan on the rear is to swap reds and yellows, tie outer (now) yellows to turn signals and inner (now) reds with stop/brake lamps. No ideas yet up front but I lean towards Iceni_John's idea to smooth them over. I could see some value in front high turn signals also but I think most school buses have that covered pretty well. So maybe remove the reds and then relocate those also in the rear in the center, giving a total of 6 stop lamps.
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:25 AM   #5
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:33 AM   #6
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I put in all LED replacements. Front wired as marking lites and turn signals, the rear wired as stop turn and marker. Spendy but has a cool look to it.
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I put in all LED replacements. Front wired as marking lites and turn signals, the rear wired as stop turn and marker. Spendy but has a cool look to it.
I was thinking about doing this until I started pricing 7" LED lamps, and then steel discs started seeming more sensible.
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I'd move all the reds to the rear, wire them as tail/turn/brake. Amber on the front as signal/marker. Or make them steady burn for look cool's at night.
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:29 PM   #9
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http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/sk...tml#post275508

this is what I did. wish my bondo work was better but it is cleaned up.

steel plates welded on the inside and the holes filled with bondo.
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I replaced the bulbs with LED bulbs... It was much cheaper - and they seem to last (almost two year and counting...)

I searched Amazon for the specific bulbs and they were relatively cheap. There are several different types - but they swap out easily.

These were for the interior lights:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

These were my brake lights:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KN3531Z...detail_2?psc=1

But be sure to check the different bulbs if you go this route - My 8-way flashers were one type, brake lights another, back-up, front directionals... etc.. all different. But overall - cheaper than buying the 7" LED replacement.



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I was thinking about doing this until I started pricing 7" LED lamps, and then steel discs started seeming more sensible.
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