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Parking/turnsignal from 1 wire?

Rewiring the car after painting, the last things not working are the front turnsignal/parking lights. These are repro Harley taillight units-one wire/one filament bulbs. I could SWEAR that before disassembly they worked for both parking and turnsignals, but now,I only get the signals.

I'd sure appreciate anyone's thoughts on making this work without yielding to a lot of work changing the bulb sockets to an 1157 and running dual wires. Any magicians out there?

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Nothing up my selve, POOF!!!

Sorry not going to happen. One or the other with a single wire light. Check your socket. Is there 2 contacts in the bottom of the socket? Maybe a wire broke off?
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No magic here either, but you could cheat by using a taillight converter, like the type you would use to combine separate brake and turn light circuits for trailer lights. Except in this case you would use the converter to combine the park and front turn light circuits. Something like this would work:

Curt Mfg. Part # 58240


Of course the park lights will be just as bright as the turn lights, but if you're OK with that, this is your $10 simple solution.

Hope this helps....
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Got it

Got it. I took the lights apart, removed the internal brackets and switched out the sockets for some others that take a double filament base,then reassembled them and found the second,detached supply wire hidden in the harness. Rewired,put back together and all is well. Thanks for the help. That was the last non-working system and now I can put the new dash together and bolt 'er up.
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Good job!!!!
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