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'56 Stepside taillamps

I just got a pair of correct taillamp assemblies for my '56 Chevy Stepside from Ecklers. The wiring I inherited from the PO is a Haywire setup. Haywire has a yellow (left turn signal) and a brown going to the driver's side unit, and a green (right turn signal) and tan going to the passenger side. The wires supplied by Ecklers are black and white, and they are not affixed yet to the terminals on the back of the lamp. Anyone know the right way to connect these? Thanks!
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I think the brake lights are the turn signals too. The turn switch cancels the brake light power and send power to the that light through the flasher so it flashes.
I think the tan wire is the running lights
and the last wire is for the license plate.

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The wire colors that you say are used by the Haywire harness are standard GM wire colors.
You will need to test the new tail light assemblies.
Using a 12 volt source, connect the ground. The ground is probably the metal case of the light or the mounting bolts.
Then connect 12 volt + to one of the terminal points on the tail light assembly and observe the brightness of the light.
Then connect the other terminal and observe the brightness of that light.
Then connect the brighter of the lights to the turn signal wiring and dimmer light to the tail light wiring.

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Thanks! Really appreciate the guidance.
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