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Old 02-14-2005, 07:41 PM
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Turn lights on a 49 chevy

I am working on the front turn & parking lights wiring on my 49 chevy pickup. When I got the truck they were not hook up.
There are two lights right on top another. I guess one is a parking light and one is a turn signal. One has 2 wires and the other one has one. Did they have parking lights back then??
and is should one be on when you put the head lights on.

I quess what I am asking is how should they be wired up.

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Am I understanding you correctly. Are you saying that you have two lights on each side of your grill? I have a 53 half ton and there is only one light on each side of the grill. I I recall, there are two wires coming out of the back. One is for the turn signal, and the other for the parking lights.

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Old 02-19-2005, 06:28 PM
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Yes I have two lights right above one another on my 49 chevy. One light has two wires and one has one. I only need one wire for turn signal and one for parking. I just hook them up today. I am not sure what the other wire is for.
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yes they had parklights in those days, but they only had a single "pigtail" socket for a single element bulb. this only requires 1 wire running to the parklamp housing. what is typically done when adding turnsignals is the single pigtail socket is swapped for a double pigtail socket. 1 wire for the parklight & 1 wire for the turnsignal. then a double element bulb just like the one for your tailights can be used. you can get the the bulbs amber colored so they look like a front turnsignal should. i've done this swap in a '49 chevy coupe & a '50 chevy pickup. single & double pigtail sockets are available at any auto parts store. hope this helps.
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