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Need single filament taillight bulb

my 69 Camaro has 2 filament (stop and tail-1157's) bulbs in the outboard taillights but the inboard taillights are single filament sockets. Maybe because this was originally a plain jane 6 cyl coupe. The 1157 bulb glow fine for taillight and brightly for stop. I am using 1156 single filament bulbs for the inboard taillights which is as bright as the 1157 stoplight. Do they make a single filament bulb which the wattage as the regular light side of the 1157. Or should I replace the inboard sockets with 2 filaments and can I buy them in an auto parts store? thx for listening...ed

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Or, you could change the wiring, so that the inner bulbs come on with the outer brake/signal side of the 1157......

Personally, I would get a couple of 1157 sockets and put them there.
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If you should choose to use the double filament bulb, you would of course have to change the socket or it will cause feedback issues. The 1156 should have the same brightness as the tailight side of the 1157, you might check for a ground issue somewhere. Motorcycles use a variety of single filament bulbs so you may find one listed in a motorcycle shop that has more wattage. I'd check for a poor ground or other issue first.
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My 1962 Olds uses #67 single filament bulbs for the tail lights. You might want to try those.
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The bulbs (single filiment type) nearest to the center of the car, are #67 (8w) or #97 (9.3w).

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I do not remember for sure so this is just a guess. The tag light is the base the same diameter as the 1157, if so you might want to consider using that bulb, its single element.
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Tag should be a #67.
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Re: single filament bulb

Thanks for all the replies. I called Autozone about the 67 bulb and it seems to be the proper bulb for the situation. Actually it's 67LL (long life) 2 pack for $4.99. But in the long run, I will get some double filament sockets and upgrade. Thx again all.....ed
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If you should choose to use the double filament bulb, you would of course have to change the socket or it will cause feedback issues. The 1156 should have the same brightness as the tailight side of the 1157, you might check for a ground issue somewhere. Motorcycles use a variety of single filament bulbs so you may find one listed in a motorcycle shop that has more wattage. I'd check for a poor ground or other issue first.
The 1156 is the same C/P as the brakelight side of an 1157 . 1156 were used as backup light bulbs for many years . Bright . The 67 will closely match the taillight side .
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so you are going to end up with 4 brake and tail lights ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, NICE!
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Re: single filament bulb

I often find bulbs hanging around the local boneyard. In my collection was a 5007 with around 4 or 5 c/p and needed base. So I tried it and it was very close to taillight side of 1157. Now if I could remember where I plucked it. Possibly a courtesy type or taillight only on a not very old car....later ed
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my 69 Camaro has 2 filament (stop and tail-1157's) bulbs in the outboard taillights but the inboard taillights are single filament sockets. Maybe because this was originally a plain jane 6 cyl coupe. The 1157 bulb glow fine for taillight and brightly for stop. I am using 1156 single filament bulbs for the inboard taillights which is as bright as the 1157 stoplight. Do they make a single filament bulb which the wattage as the regular light side of the 1157. Or should I replace the inboard sockets with 2 filaments and can I buy them in an auto parts store? thx for listening...ed
No it came with a single filament bulb......I've had my 69 for 40 years now and just had to replace one of the inner sockets. They ARE hard to find. Finally found one at Ecklers. The inner tail light bulb is just a running light. It will be bright all the time and is the same brightness as the 1157 with the brakes applied. If you want a dimmer bulb, you can substitute an 1155 bulb and it will stay the same brightness as the 1157 with the brakes NOT applied. Just a matter of preference.....the car came with an 1156 bulb from the factory however.......and my car is an SS 396-375 car.
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