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Old 03-10-2011, 11:09 AM
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Creating a Turnsignal / brakelight

I currently have a pair of 1950 Pontiac style LED tail lights. I was wondering if there is anyway to make them act as brakelights / turnsignals with any sort of resistor combination or module.

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Do the LED tail lights have (2) wires or (3) wires?
(2) wires would be ground and hot which means the lights have only a single brightness.
(3) wires would be ground, tail light and brake light/turn signal. This means the lights have dim for tail lights and bright for brake light/turn signal.
Brand and cat # would be a help.
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Do the LED tail lights have (2) wires or (3) wires?
(2) wires would be ground and hot which means the lights have only a single brightness.
(3) wires would be ground, tail light and brake light/turn signal. This means the lights have dim for tail lights and bright for brake light/turn signal.
Brand and cat # would be a help.
Let us know.

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The taillights have 3 wires one red, one white, and one black. They are Speedway motors brand Item #:91137053
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The (3) wires tells me that the black wire is ground. The white wire is for taillight. The red wire is for brake/turn.
Verify the white and red wires are as stated by connecting the black wire to ground and white and red wires to + 12 volt DC source.
I don't understand why you didn't get instructions with the lights.
The wiring is the same as a conventional combined taillight-brake/turn bulb.
You will need to identify the harness wires for taillight, brake/turn and ground.
Also the turn signal and hazard flashers will need to changed to a solid state type as the LEDs do not incur enough load to operate a standard flasher. Speedway Motors sell them.

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Thank You. Unfortunately they did not come with any instructions.
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The (3) wires tells me that the black wire is ground. The white wire is for taillight. The red wire is for brake/turn.
Verify the white and red wires are as stated by connecting the black wire to ground and white and red wires to + 12 volt DC source.
I don't understand why you didn't get instructions with the lights.
The wiring is the same as a conventional combined taillight-brake/turn bulb.
You will need to identify the harness wires for taillight, brake/turn and ground.
Also the turn signal and hazard flashers will need to changed to a solid state type as the LEDs do not incur enough load to operate a standard flasher. Speedway Motors sell them.

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I was able to by a solid state flasher from advance auto parts for less than $20.oo for my bucket. It may have been less than $10.oo . It was last year and I have slept since then.
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Hmm.
Rip-van-winckel is now awake.
You didn't miss much.

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Hmm.
Rip-van-winckel is now awake.
You didn't miss much.

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That is funny ! I didn't mean that I have been asleep since then..... I meant that I wake up in a new world everyday ..... BTW , My smilies don't work . This would have been a good time for them . LOL
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