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Old 10-21-2008, 10:35 PM
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brake light wiring with an 1156 and 1157

I have just installed a new wiring kit in my 57 Metro. The tailights have an 1156 which is the turn signal, and a 1157 which is the running and brake light. Can I use the feed for the third brake light to power the 1157 for brake lights?
The kit assumed I would just be using an 1157 to share the turn/brake functions.
Can I use the feed for the third brake light to power the 1157, for brake lights?
If I can, do I just daisy chain (3rd to right tail to left tail) or should I run separate lines from the brake switch?

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Old 10-22-2008, 12:14 AM
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You would want to tap into the wire that makes the other two brake lights come on.

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Wires from the turn switch to the 1156 bulbs

Cut the wire from the brake switch to the turn switch

wire from the brake switch to the brake element on the 1157
taillight wires to the running lamp element.

Cannot recall---but if the kit has the taillamp wiring going thru the turn switch, ---- you will need to bypass the turn switch altogether with the taillight wires.
I'll look into this when I get home
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:55 PM
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Bryan59EC,

Thanks, I wired it up like you suggested...
I'm unsure of the need to rewire the tail lamps....
Maybe I should call Ron Francis...ya think...duh...

Thanks again
Bob
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