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Ok...the photo helps me grasp this...lol
if the converter is designed to make a single circuit bulb work like a dual filament bulb, then it should work. I imagine it will only supply partial voltage to the "running light" and then switch that bulb to "blinker" mode depending on the input signals to the converter.
It would require 2 converters (one for each stalk).
I am thinking you might be able to replace the socket in the housing with a dual element socket(3 wire) an save some money while keeping it clean on the wiring side.
Not having the lights to look at, I can't say for sure, but I am betting if you can remove the socket, you can re-install a 1157 socket and still pass a 3rd wire through the stalk.
here is a link to get the wired sockets:
I believe there is a difference in the actual filaments within the glass bulb due to the electrical charge and the "burning" or "on" stage of the light. The blinker burns brighter but for a shorter on/off period. The running light is not as bright and burns steady but for a longer period. Because of that, I would agree that replacing the socket with a three wire option would be a better fix. I am not sure if the converter will be able to make up for the filament burn characteristics.
and always remember, "Ride until you rot!"
**Really not sure if the Big "C" is back right now
but having to face the fact that this is a lifetime routine
going forward. Five operations done and it still continues.
New ride: 2009 Victory Vision Arlen Ness Signature Series
Last edited by Vulcan2000; 08-28-2012 at 08:59 PM.