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Unread 09-23-2011, 01:55 PM   #16
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i did not wire them to the reverse lights, bc that is something i checked when trying to troubleshoot this. I guess I will have to get the correct taillights and do something with these. thanks for all the help guys.

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Unread 09-25-2011, 10:17 AM   #17
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ok, so I just bought new led taillights that have the TURN/STOP/TAIL. i hooked them up and nothing still. I have brake lights and turn lights, just no taillights. my next question which i have not tried yet (with the new taillights) is do the headlights need to be connected in order for the taillights to work?
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Red is your stop/turn, blk is tail, white is ground...

turn on your marker lights, and go back and check all of the wires to the lights for constant power. Hook that one to the black wire. Make sure you have a good ground. Then turn on your turn signal, and verify you have a flashing power source. That goes to red. they should work then. If you test and not find any solid power, check that you didn't blow the fuse. You didn't have the lights on when you cut thru the wiring, did you? if so, you may have grounded the tail light wire with the snips as you cut thru and blew a fuse.
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the LED light should have two soldered connecting posts on the bottom to make contact with your running light post and your stop light post (inside the bulb receptacle).. if it doesn't have two it isn't dual LED.. the casing around the bulb is the ground, ... have you put a standard 2 element bulb back in to see that you haven't blown a fuse?
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ok, so I just bought new led taillights that have the TURN/STOP/TAIL. i hooked them up and nothing still. I have brake lights and turn lights, just no taillights. my next question which i have not tried yet (with the new taillights) is do the headlights need to be connected in order for the taillights to work?
Depends,
If you disconnected them at the headlight, then NO, it should not make a difference.
If you disconnected the plug on the light switch, then Yes, you will have to hook the plug back on.

Simple test, do the front parking lights come ON?
Also there is a fuse for this circuit.


The fuse is marked PARK TAIL
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Frhrwa - he's not using the OE housings, he is using a LED assembly.

John - that is a really slick diagram!
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Unread 09-26-2011, 04:47 PM   #22
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Depends,
If you disconnected them at the headlight, then NO, it should not make a difference.
If you disconnected the plug on the light switch, then Yes, you will have to hook the plug back on.

Simple test, do the front parking lights come ON?
Also there is a fuse for this circuit.


The fuse is marked PARK TAIL
John, you are the MAN!!! I owe you big! Thank you so much for that diagram, I had taken the dash off when doing the interior restoration and forgot to hook up that ONE wire (my luck)! Thanks again for the help everyone!
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