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950 Rear Turn Signal Bulbs

I'm wanting to put LED bulbs in my rear turn signals in my 2014 950. According to charts I've looked at the 1156 and the 12496 bulbs are the same. But the pins are off just enough that you can't put them in.
The bulb on the left is the stock 12496 and the one right is a 1156 LED. The pins on the 12496 are at 12 and 5, the pins on the 1156 are at 12 and 6.
Is there a LED 12496 I can get? All the ones I have found have the pins in the wrong spot. I don't really want to change the sockets out.
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Hope this helps, rear turn bulb is a 7507. The 12496 you are seeing must be a manufacturing number.

LIGHT BULB types -- bulbs used in the V Star 1300

The information below is applicable within USA.
Rear Tail Light: 1157
Front Running Lights/Signals: 1157
Rear Signals: 7507
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Hope this helps, rear turn bulb is a 7507. The 12496 you are seeing must be a manufacturing number.

LIGHT BULB types -- bulbs used in the V Star 1300

The information below is applicable within USA.
Rear Tail Light: 1157
Front Running Lights/Signals: 1157
Rear Signals: 7507

Thanks, helped a lot. Looking at the pictures those are exactly what I need.
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Another thought to throw out about changing to LED bulbs is that the design of the bulb is important for your use. I bought some (non-returnable) that had the LEDs shining straight out. The bulb was mounted with it shining to the side so it was dim compared to the incandescent since the filament shines in all directions. Probably looked good for the folks on the side walk . There are LED bulbs that have a ring of LEDs that go around the perimeter and are a better upgrade.

Edit: Adding a pic of the bulbs I bought and feel ripped off for. They might be good for some configurations but not mine.

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Les is correct. I just went through the same thing. I added the run/turn/brake kit and wanted to get the brightness of the LED bulb. All of the 1156 bulbs that I saw in the auto parts stores had the pins 180 degrees from one another. I believe it was Les who set me on the path of getting the 7507 bulbs. I did not find any at my local auto store. I had to order some on line. Kind of expensive $19.00 for the pair but I do like the way they light up the back end of the bike. Good Luck!
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Good input. I looked at the local parts store and found nothing, ended up ordering some online taking suggestion in mind, should be here in 2 days.
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I went with the Triple Whammy™ Run-Turn-Brake Light Kit with LED's in them. I like the pre-flash and the lights are bright.

I did not get the red lens covers but instead took the stock ones and sprayed Plasti Dip on them for red covers. The picture doesn't do it justice. It's pretty bright.
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The LEDs came in and are installed. World of difference, these things are bright. I had already switched out my brake light with an LED that flashes for a couple of seconds before staying on solid.
On the front I replaced the turn signal bulbs with LED switchback and really like them.
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Another thing I did for rear visibility was to add a LED strip to the outer edge of rack. Works good and have had many people comment positive that ride behind me. It's a LED strip designed for the rear of a pickup truck cut down to size.


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I like that Les, how hard was the install ?


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