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Offline berrybus

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MC9 lights
« on: December 17, 2012, 03:54:05 PM »
On my MC9, I have red lights above the rear axle.   I am having trouble getting them to work.  Are these lights turning signals or just marker lights?  The lights located at the front axle are turning signal lights and this is why I thought maybe the rear ones may function as turn signals also.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?

Thanks!

Jim
"No man is a bus."

Offline grantgoold

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Re: MC9 lights
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 03:59:47 PM »
These lights on my 1984 9 are set up as turn signal lamps. I replaced the entire set up with much brighter blubs to make drivers more aware of my intentions.  These lights seem very important and I would hesitate to drive the bus until they are working just right.

Grant
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Offline berrybus

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Re: MC9 lights
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 05:09:54 PM »
Thanks Grant! My MC9 is an 85.  Appreciate your quick comment

Jim
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Offline Hi yo silver

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Re: MC9 lights
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 07:44:36 PM »
Yep, my '82 MC9 has turn signals there. The problem I usually find with the lights on mine is just a little corrosion in the socket or  the soft metal contacts on the bulb base have worn down. A new bulb from NAPA usually fixes the problem. Where are you in KY?
Dennis
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Re: MC9 lights
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2012, 11:15:56 AM »
Mine is a 84 and those light on mine are turn signals that I will be replace to a bright light soon

Offline Bill B /bus

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Re: MC9 lights
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2012, 02:14:01 PM »
LED's are the way to go. Much brighter and the units don't die all at once. Just one element at a time. I have yet to change out the turn signals. A project for warmer climes this winter.

I do drive with all the lights on. Makes me feel better as I've done all I can to make the bus visible.

Bill
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