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Old 10-28-2018, 07:33 PM
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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?
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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.

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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.

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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!)
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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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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.
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