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i know for my escape it takes a regular bulb for all the signal/brake/marker lights. canadian tire sells aftermarket replacements that are "direct replacement lamps" that are LED's, anyone on here used them? they cost about twice as much as regular bulbs but they should last you forever. if you dont know what ones im talking about i can probably find them online somewhere.
 

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I don't like the "universal fit" part of the description. Probably means you would have to wire it in yourself, and then the base wouldn't make a good seal against the housing. You will probably end up with moisture buildup in the housing unless you seal it up good (exterior silicone sealant?).
 

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i should be more specific, they are direct replacements if your truck takes an 1157 then you use their 1157 led and it fits right in, but it doesnt say anything about the current draw, which determines how fast your signals blink.
 

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So it is a direct fit for our Escapes?

The 01-04 Escapes will probably need a resistor or a "dummy bulb" for the turn signal. I am not certain about the 2005+s, as I think their flash rates are controlled by the GEM. I am not sure how that works.
 

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theses are the type that im looking at buying, the one in the link is for an 1157 bulb, they have them for our escapes as well, i will get red for the rear of course. I think i will just go and buy one, and see it they work.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/produ ... earch=true
 

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so i got one and it cost me $8, it works just fine as a tail/stop light, i did put a red one in. im going to buy a white one and put it in the other side and see what one looks brighter, i cant see a difference between a regular bulb and LED in daylight, i will see what they look like at night
 

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ok so these are USELESS!!!! do not waste your money. they do not produce enough light to properly work in the housing of an escape. all you can see is the small circle for a running light, and when you press on the brake you might as well just have a burnt out bulb. if you use these chances are that :fan: and you could get rear ended, they are that horrible. since its snow storming again, this will be in my escape for tonight, but tomorrow its going in the garbage. im not going to waste my time taking and hosting and showing you a pic of garbage unless someone really wants to see how bad these work. they might work ok for turn signals or front markers. but not for brake lights.
 

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Darn. LEDs do not respond to the voltage changes used to switch between running lights and brake lights do they? Did not think of that. :doh:

Well, thanks for being our guinea pig.
 

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these ones responded but the amount of light emitted was absolute garbage compared to the $0.99 bulb in the other side. its a 3157 bulb same as the escape tail/stop but with a bunch of mini leds. i might use this bulb for some other project. i was thinking that putting it in the garbage is a waste of 8 bucks lol. 8 bucks being about 7.6L of fuel haha
 

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Ford makes an LED module for the 2006-2008 Mountaineer and 2008 Taurus X that looks like it fits into the same hole as one of Ford's 3157-style sockets. I've only seen them from the outside of the housings, so I have no idea if or how they'd work, but they sure look like they're retrofits.

But at $32 a pop, I'm not sure I wanna be the guinea pig for that.

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