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Old 06-10-2006, 04:20 PM
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voltage to tail lights vs brake lights?

I am trying to finish up the wiring on my 69 Nova, all I have left is the tail/brake lights, turn signals, steering column, and a few other small things.

I just finished wiring up the headlight switch, and now I am moving to tail lights and brake lights. I has 4 sockets/bulbs and the bulbs have 2 little thingies inside, not just one. sorry for the lack of proper terms here.

Anyways, I am trying to figure out how to wire them up correctly. I thought the 'tail lights' weren't supposed to be as bright as the 'brake lights'? I get 12volts from the wires going to the tail lights and 12 volts from the wires going to the brake lights when the brake is on.... Isn't that going to be too bright for people at night? Or is that how these old cars are supposed to work? It has a painless wiring harness that I am using....

Thanks for any help,
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