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Unread 09-22-2011, 06:25 PM   #1
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LED Taillight Help?!

Ok, so I put in my led taillights and the only problem I'm running into is that I do not have taillights. I have brake lights and turn signals but no taillights. Any suggestions as to how it should be wired or why it is not working? Thank you.

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Unread 09-22-2011, 06:34 PM   #2
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Did you ground the lights???
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Unread 09-22-2011, 07:04 PM   #3
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Yes, they are grounded. I have brake lights and turn signals, just no taillights.
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Just don't drive at night!
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Might turn your headlights on and do some wire swapping at the tail light and see what happens.....and are you sure you got turn/stop/tail lights?
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yah, i picked up the ones from harbor freight.
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Unread 09-23-2011, 09:22 AM   #6
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anyone?
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How exactly did you wire them? Pictures will help.
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Just don't drive at night!
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Might turn your headlights on and do some wire swapping at the tail light and see what happens.....and are you sure you got turn/stop/tail lights?
Not the trailer lights were they?
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well ****. they just say stop/turn trailer tail light. so that is probably a good reason they wont work. anyway to make them work?
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http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ght-93263.html

These are the ones I have on mine, and they work great. I put them on a couple years ago, so I don't remember exactly how I wired them... I'll see if I can figure it out and let you know..

edit: I just went out and looked. From the light to the vehicle wiring I've got;

red -> grn
blk -> wht/blk tracer
wht -> gnd
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well ****. they just say stop/turn trailer tail light. so that is probably a good reason they wont work. anyway to make them work?
How many wires on the back and how did you wire them? Whats that Harbor Freight part number?

Do you have instruction you can take a picture and post them here?

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http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ght-93263.html

These are the ones I have on mine, and they work great. I put them on a couple years ago, so I don't remember exactly how I wired them... I'll see if I can figure it out and let you know..

edit: I just went out and looked. from the light to the vehicle wiring I've got;

red -> grn
blk -> wht/blk tracer
wht -> gnd
I was wondering how many wires were on the back. 3 is a good number.

The picture shows 2 leads which could be a problem. Might be able to get them to work with a Diode, or better yet Zener diode. It will turn on the LED dimmer than the TS or Brake light to look like running lights.

We could make these work yet.
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Just a guess, but do your tail lights come on when you put the transmission in reverse? On mine, the reverse wire in the harness is white, and the tail light wire is white/blk tracer. You may have got the wires confused...
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I was wondering how many wires were on the back. 3 is a good number.

The picture shows 2 leads which could be a problem.
There are 3 in the picture: black and red are un-terminated, white has a ring terminal.
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Just a guess, but do your tail lights come on when you put the transmission in reverse? On mine, the reverse wire in the harness is white, and the tail light wire is white/blk tracer. You may have got the wires confused...
Good Point I just confused them in my drawing
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