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    Default KUBOTA: Stupid Tail Light Question

    Tractor is a L3400

    I finally got around to replacing one of the tail lights that I busted last year.

    I happened to notice that they are two-way bulbs like typical tail lights on a vehichle. A dim and bright element.

    On a vehichle the dim is for the running/tail lights and the bright is used for brakes.

    What are they used for on the kubota???

    If it has a brake switch, it isnt working cause only the dim lights up when the head lights are on. Pressing the brakes does nothing.

    Owners manual was no help either. It's no big deal but it just got me wondering.
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    Default Re: KUBOTA: Stupid Tail Light Question

    How 'bout your flashers ?
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    Default Re: KUBOTA: Stupid Tail Light Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Willl View Post
    How 'bout your flashers ?
    Flashers and turn signals are a seperate bulb, which is only a single element. The flashers have the orange reflector and right beside that is the red lens with the dual element bulb behind it.
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    (4) Sachs-Dolmar 116SI Ported
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    Default Re: KUBOTA: Stupid Tail Light Question

    Well it appears that only one element of the bulb is supposed to work.

    In the first pic, you can see the back of the light fixture. the black wire in the middle is the common ground. The green wire on the right is the turn/flasher wire. There are two wires (red and yellow) going to the back of the tail light for the two bulb fixture.

    There is a plug connector about 6" away for the lights. The red wire goes into the plug as you can see in pic 2, but doesn't continue on the other side of the plug as you can see in pic 3

    I wonder why they would use a two-way light with intetions of only using 1 setting??????
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    Kubota L3400GST W/LA463 FEL
    2005 Dodge 3500 4x4 Diesel
    8N Rebuilt and restored
    Bushhog 306
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    Dolmar 6400 84cc ported
    Sachs-Dolmar 120SI Ported
    (4) Sachs-Dolmar 116SI Ported
    Dolmar PS540
    Sachs-Dolmar 115i
    Sachs-Dolmar 117
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    Default Re: KUBOTA: Stupid Tail Light Question

    I would guess....
    Buying a bunch of (1/2 used, over spec'd) popular lights is cheaper than a few special lights.

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    Default Re: KUBOTA: Stupid Tail Light Question

    Either that or it's a light fixture they use on several different applications, one of which DOES use the second light element.

    Sean

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    Default Re: KUBOTA: Stupid Tail Light Question

    Perhaps brake lights are required in some jurisdictions and it's cheaper and/or less hassle to have one light assembly for all applications?
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