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    Hi Gang

    I'm changing up the tail light configuration, thanks to Carl I've got 2 wire sockets for all 6 tail lights. Currently I have no reverse light (but adding a small external) and now have 6 tail lights, 6 brake lights and 3 signals per side but I want to run a separate circuit for the signals. There is a separate brake light circuit but the signals share a wire with the breaks from the stock outside only signal path. where does the wires merge so I can run a dedicated signal only wire to the tail lights?
    Scott
    South Delta, BC, Canada
    1960 White T-Bird, PS, PB that's it
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    The brakes and outside turn signals are merged inside the turn signal switch. All the connections are under the steering column. Unplug the plain green wire (no stripe and same colored connector) that goes into the steering column. That will stop the brake lights from going into the turn signal switch. Then just take the green-orange wire (driver side) that's on the outside light and jumper it to the other two lights. Do the same on the passenger side (orange-blue) and you should be in business. You can also just leave it the way it is and jumper the outside lights to the two inner lights and you won't need a separate brake light circuit.

    John
    Last edited by jopizz; October 28th, 2018, 07:46 PM.
    John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jopizz View Post
      The brakes and outside turn signals are merged inside the turn signal switch. All the connections are under the steering column. Unplug the plain green wire (no stripe and same colored connector) that goes into the steering column. That will stop the brake lights from going into the turn signal switch. Then just take the green-orange wire (driver side) that's on the outside light and jumper it to the other two lights. Do the same on the passenger side (orange-blue) and you should be in business. You can also just leave it the way it is and jumper the outside lights to the two inner lights and you won't need a separate brake light circuit.

      John
      Thanks John

      I've already got all three lights jumped so they all are all 3 functions, but I'm going to try to add a sequencer, I'll start with brake and signal and then just signal, see what I like better (if the thing works!)
      Scott
      South Delta, BC, Canada
      1960 White T-Bird, PS, PB that's it
      Red Leather Interior!
      www.squarebirds.org/users/sidewalkman
      Thunderbird Registry #61266
      http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_g...ibrary/trl.htm

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      • #4
        Attention wiring gurus!

        Scott, have you looked at the Squarebird Sequential Tail Light Flasher information in the TRL? It has been in the TRL for years on how to do it.

        Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
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        • #5
          Originally posted by YellowRose View Post
          Scott, have you looked at the Squarebird Sequential Tail Light Flasher information in the TRL? It has been in the TRL for years on how to do it.
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          I looked at that first, my sequencer requires a common ground off the lights, I thought I'd just ground it to the body where the lens housing bolts on inside the trunk but apparently that won't make it work. So I'm thinking of using LED strips that I have, they all have a ground coming off them. I'll test it before I actually mount them.
          Scott
          South Delta, BC, Canada
          1960 White T-Bird, PS, PB that's it
          Red Leather Interior!
          www.squarebirds.org/users/sidewalkman
          Thunderbird Registry #61266
          http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_g...ibrary/trl.htm

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