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  • Best 1157 Bulbs?

    The most readily available 1157 bulbs are the Sylvania branded garbage! My experience has been that the locating/locking "nubs" are so small that they easily slip out of their intended grooves and distort and/or ruin the sockets. This is in addition to not seeming to have an actual brass base. also, many seem to have a slightly lower current draw/amperage, which makes standard flashers cycle more slowly than normal! What is a good, durably branded bulb?
    Thanks,
    Gene
    To quote my big brother: "Gettin' Old Ain't For Sissies"
    '68 coupe/5.0/T5
    '69 F250
    '56 Chebbie 3200 P/U
    '03 Miata (wife's ride)

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    I use the Sylvania Longlife 1157s. Never had a problem with them.
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    • #3
      2057 is the heavy duty version.
      ----1999 F150 XLT Lariat Super Cab 4X4 5.4----
      -----1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 5.0-----
      -----2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4----
      " Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you" Steve L.

      "Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America". President Donald J. Trump

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      • #4
        One thing I thought about, are your sockets worn out? If they are worn too much, no bulb will ever make a good connection or stay in place.
        ----1999 F150 XLT Lariat Super Cab 4X4 5.4----
        -----1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 5.0-----
        -----2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4----
        " Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you" Steve L.

        "Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America". President Donald J. Trump

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        • #5
          No socket issues. In the past, I've had issues with the Sylvania labelled bulbs on multiple vehicles! The pins were just rounded over little nubs, though the ones I just saw at a local store seemed more robust and closer to normal. Maybe I just had gotten a few from a bad run a few years back? FWIW, the 2057 has an ever so slightly dimmer and lower current draw running light filament, but the "bright" filament is the same as 1157. Oh well, all new bulbs and all is well, for now!
          Thanks Folks,
          Gene
          To quote my big brother: "Gettin' Old Ain't For Sissies"
          '68 coupe/5.0/T5
          '69 F250
          '56 Chebbie 3200 P/U
          '03 Miata (wife's ride)

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