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'85 416-8 Tail Lamps

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Grandsons like summer mowin' dusk 'n dark. Can't blame 'em during this heat wave.

 

Not knowin' much, thinking of adding, in place of reflectors, tail lamps to my '85 416-8. The 416-8 is Kohler powered (Wheel Horse makes it, Kohler shakes it!).

 

Does the engine generate enough "juice" to light two, single bulb, trailer style marker lamps? What do you say Sparky?  :eusa-think:

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yes and there should be a pig tail under the seat for tail lights

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For the factory look, Napa 1264D. about 8 bucks a piece and bolt in. Those little 194 bulb draw squat. LED's are nice. Nice and $$$$$$$$$

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Walmart sells marker lights bolt right on about $4 each, yes the wiring should be back there, you may have to pull the fender to find it but most you will anyway to install the lights. 

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Thanks Gents!

 

My next little project with one or two of my Grandsons.

 

Let there be light!  :ychain: 

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LED's are nice. Nice and $$$$$$$$$

 

Not really, those are only about $5 or so.

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LED's are nice. Nice and $$$$$$$$$

 

Not really, those are only about $5 or so.

 

 

 

For the factory look, Napa 1264D. about 8 bucks a piece and bolt in. Those little 194 bulb draw squat. LED's are nice. Nice and $$$$$$$$$

Installed two single lamp bulb tail lamps today. Grandsons are waitin' for dust to mow 'd lawn.

 

Didn't find a pig tail under the fender although I didn't remove the assembly. Ran a wire from the light switch.

 

Used solderless connectors and shrink tubing, bolted the lamp housings in place with 10-32 x 3/4" screws using star washers to insure a good ground. All is well. I've had a few lamps fail 'cause the ground wasn't workin'. The star washers dig in a bit IMHO. 

 

Light 'em up!  :ychain:

 

I do like NAPA pricing, 4" 12 v 4411-1 head lamps were on sale, less than seven bucks each. GE bulbs, I picked up two just for spares.

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Try Tractor Supply for some nice Blazer LED marker lights that are bright.

That I'll do. I have a Tractor Supply close by, grandsons love the store.

 

Not looking for what I might be, they need the models, tractors, trailers, clothes, animals when available. :)

 

(Hate to admit it, grandsons have brown hooted sweatshirts, "Got Dirt?" :scared-ghostface: )

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