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Old 02-08-2009, 05:48 PM
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1157 bulb in an 1156 socket???

Will an 1157 bulb work in an 1156 socket???

Both contacts on the 1157 bulb would touch the signal contact in the 1156 socket so it should work correct???

BTW I'm working with LEDS if that makes a difference.

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Your 1157 socket is dbl contact for brake & park. 1156 is single. don't think you will be happy with getting it to work.
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Your 1157 socket is dbl contact for brake & park. 1156 is single. don't think you will be happy with getting it to work.

Flip that around 327 / 350 hp

I know the 1156 bulb wont work in an 1157 socket.

I asked if the 1157 bulb would work in the 1156 socket



I'ts confusing I know I read it a few times before I posted lol
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Your 1156 will not lock in the socket unequal pins on bulb base. You will not like it.
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Nope!

Will not work. But most parts stores will have new replacement sockets. I replaced all of my old sockets with new ones and they had almost all of them them on the store floor!

Please solder using barrel crimps for best results.
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Will not work...
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I didn't think so.


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I've seen a 1156 bulb in a 1157 tail-light socket cause all kinds of weird lighting effects on a '75 Chevy truck. Liked to never have figured that one out.
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I've seen a 1156 bulb in a 1157 tail-light socket cause all kinds of weird lighting effects on a '75 Chevy truck. Liked to never have figured that one out.

Yes Jim your right,It will cause the lights to do some crazy things.
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