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Old 08-14-2003, 07:36 PM
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Double Pole Park Lights

I bought a pair of 1953 Chevy truck park lights to use as backup lights on my 54 truck. These park lights are double-pole, intended to be used as park lights and turn signals ... I wired 'em up to a toggle switch and when I turn 'em on, they light up only one filament (park). There are just 2 wires -- black & green -- I wired black to ground and green to hot.

My Q is, how can I wire 'em up so BOTH filaments light up when I throw my switch, giving me a nice bright backup light?



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Old 08-14-2003, 07:47 PM
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I would say that the housing is the ground. Try wiring both green and black wires to the backup light and be sure that the light is grounded. That's the way my tail lights are: one wire for light and one wire for brake.
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Old 08-14-2003, 07:51 PM
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Thanks, man.

I was just thinking ... my toggle switch provides the ground, so maybe I should wire both wires to hot - 2 filaments; 2 wires ... but I needed some confirmation.

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Old 08-14-2003, 08:03 PM
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Hiimed, is right the housing has to have a good ground.
A ground at the switch will not effect the light housing itself.

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Old 08-14-2003, 08:13 PM
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So, tomorrow I'll run a ground wire to the housing, run both wires to hot, and see.

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Old 08-14-2003, 10:05 PM
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The way the lights are mounted they should be grounded, check it with a test light.

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