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Old 09-23-2003, 10:53 PM
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You will lose the back up light in the conversion. I just put a white lamp on my trailer hitch and connected it to the backup light wire. I did not cut a single wire in my installation. One you get the kit and look at the directions on the Squarebirds site it will be self explanatory. If you have any furhter question, feel free to as.

In the installation that does not connect to the dash turn signal indicators, all six lights will sequence once for braking and then remain steady. When a turn signal is made, the appropriate side will sequence.

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Thanks, it sounds good that I not have to cut any wires. I have done a simple drawing of the connections. Are these connections correct?

http://hem.fyristorg.com/ej/taillight2.GIF
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If you use the stock setup, you only have one wire coming out of the inner/backup light. You can exchange this for a socket with two wires to get both parking lights and turn/brake lights in that lens.

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Great, thanks again for the directions. I will try to install it this weekend.
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Done! The sequential tail lights works great. For the back up lights I used red transparent paint for glass. It works well. My next step is to fix a two filament bulb socket for the inner tail lights. I think itís possible to change the content in the socket.
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I have exchanged the inner/backup socket to a standard two filament socket and mounted the parking light link. I now have parking lights on all six tail lights. There is one thing thatís bother me. If I have the parking lights turned on, the brake lights is very dim (weak). The braking lights go on but they are hard to notice. Alexander, did you noticed the same? Could the installation cause too much load to the electrical system?
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I did not notice that problem on my 1960. The lights seem normally bright. It is just two extra lights lit as brake lights - six instead of four. They are not connected in series, so there should not be a dramatic increase in resistance of the circuit involving the brake switch.

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There is a link on the bottom of this page of a great little movie of Eric's T-Bird lights in action: http://www.squarebirds.org/sequential.htm .

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Where can I find a 2-filament socket to replace the single-filament backup light?

Is this a common thing I can get at my local auto parts place?

The sequential lights are cooool. I gotta have them!

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Also where can you find the plastic red covers to fit over the bulb so the back-up lense can stay clear?

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