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Old 08-17-2008, 02:57 AM
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'65 Chevy Truck lighting

Are the amber markers in the hood supposed to be on when the head lights are on?

They flash normally when the turn signals are used and light up continuously when the 'parking lights' are on, but are off (except when signaling) when the headlights are on.

It's a new addition to my fleet, and I'm not totally familiar with them. (60-66)

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Old 08-17-2008, 04:29 AM
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Turn signal / parking lamp

Nope... They are only on with the parking lamp (Switch pulled out 1 click) or when the turn signals are in use. The lamps are off when the headlights are on (2 clicks out on the switch.) That is their design.

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Nope... They are only on with the parking lamp (Switch pulled out 1 click) or when the turn signals are in use. The lamps are off when the headlights are on (2 clicks out on the switch.) That is their design.

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You are correct.My uncle bought a 65 Chevy brand new and that is how it has always been.I imagine that is why they are called park lights,because they are only on when the headlight switch is in the park position.
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The posts are correct

I have one of these and the lights are not "marker lights" the are "parking lights and turn signals".
These trucks were not required to have side marker lights.
My 65 is painted a maroon and I am kinda big on night visibility, so I am going to add some very small LEDS to the side for night visibility.
I am hoping that it will not detract from the smooth look, but I would rather have a little extra lights on the side than all those flashing lights from the cops and tow truck when someone slams my project truck from the side.
Call me a sissy if ya want.
I am the same way on my motorcycle.....one little tail light may be "custom" but I've been run over once.....don't want it anymore.
I have seen some $80K street rods that looked way cool.....but were so dark at night they were dangerous.
Just my humble opinon.
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Re: amber markers

If you want them on with the headlights its easy to change the bulb sockets to 1157 2 element styles then pull power off the headlight switch, but rember to tap in before the dimmer switch so they will always have power when the headlights are on.

While you are at it you may want to add some relays for the headlights, the 66 wires have a tough time pulling enugh power for today's halogen bulbs, I know on my panel it made a lot of difference.

One last thing if you tire of the amber lights there the 62-63 used clear ones with amber bulbs.

They will fit the 64-66 and could be lit with other colors for off road use only of course

clear parking lamps



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If you want them on with the headlights its easy to change the bulb sockets to 1157 2 element styles then pull power off the headlight switch, but remember to tap in before the dimmer switch so they will always have power when the headlights are on....
Mine are already 1157's, I suppose I could fiddle with a few wires at the switch and then use them as 'park/turn/markers'.. I'll cross that bridge when I get there.

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Re: amber markers

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Mine are already 1157's


doh! thats right ..... Its been a while since ive looked at an org harness for my truck I run all 88 c/k wires on my 66 so i could keep the F.I. and the ecm controled 700r4

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Old thread, I know.

Thought I'd post up a 'fix' of sorts while it's on my mind. I was wanting the amber hood markers to be on when the head lamps were. I think it adds a little character.

Simple fix. Remove the head light switch, remove purple wire from the plastic plug. (terminal #7) The purple wire runs to the low side of the 1157 bulbs in the hood markers. The switch is marked with numbers beside each terminal.

There is an unused terminal on the switch and a provision for it in that same plastic plug. This is terminal #3.

Slide the purple into this terminal #3 spot making sure it clicks into place.

An extra measure of safety at least.

I should write a WIKI, but I haven't a clue.
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