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Re: Wiring my led tail light /headlight from scratch [Re: idaho39] #1269023
Wed Jun 13 2018 11:33 PM
Wed Jun 13 2018 11:33 PM
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bartamos  Offline
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State48 Ranch
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1960 GMC K1001 (The Oreo SpeedWagon)

All I know is what the voices in my head tell me and a little from watching TV.


Re: Wiring my led tail light /headlight from scratch [Re: idaho39] #1269030
Thu Jun 14 2018 01:00 AM
Thu Jun 14 2018 01:00 AM
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idaho39  Offline OP
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Nampa IDAHO

This is what I have in wiring that runs back next to the left tail light area

Two wires run back to two 30 amp fuses

From both these fuses is small black wires going to the left tail light

Two wires are then run from one of the fuses ,,, one goes to the right tail light and the other goes to the license plate light

Another wire from the other fuse goes to the license plate light and then on to the right tail light .

Last edited by Rusty Rod; Wed Jun 27 2018 04:48 AM.









Re: Wiring my led tail light /headlight from scratch [Re: idaho39] #1269034
Thu Jun 14 2018 01:50 AM
Thu Jun 14 2018 01:50 AM
Justhorsenround  Online
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Posts: 6,333
Central, Oklahoma
As referenced by Tim a few posts ago there is at least 1 or 3 Tech Tips on turn signal and light wiring in our Tech Tips menu. You might want to check there 🤷🏼‍♂️

Last edited by Rusty Rod; Wed Jun 27 2018 04:48 AM.

Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


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Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: Wiring my led tail light /headlight from scratch [Re: idaho39] #1269039
Thu Jun 14 2018 04:49 AM
Thu Jun 14 2018 04:49 AM
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bartamos  Offline
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You spelled trunk wrong three times or you have a truck car. You are doing LCD with cloth wiring. You are describing colors/stripes of wire that means nothing to us. You are talking about wires "coming back" to fuses like the fuses are somewhere in the back of the car.

You now have one brake light wire that lights both brake lights. THAT MUST BE CHANGED to two separate brake/turn wires (left and right, operated by, and thru, the turn signal switch). You have one wire for both your driving/tail lights and license light (all connected together and operated by the headlight switch). That is OK. ................ two + one = 3. Provide/change/add/modify/redo the necessary wires to the rear and wire the T/S switch per instructions and you are done.

Many of the online diagrams showing the 7 wire turn signal wiring don't really show three wires very clearly. They show one for left, one for right and the third is hard to see because it DOES NOT come from the turn signal switch. Some diagrams say "rear tail lights not shown". Some say "existing tail light wiring unchanged". Some don't show or say anything because they know you have tail light wiring and they are just showing how to wire the turn signal switch.


1960 GMC K1001 (The Oreo SpeedWagon)

All I know is what the voices in my head tell me and a little from watching TV.


Re: Wiring my led tail light /headlight from scratch [Re: DADS50] #1269047
Thu Jun 14 2018 01:04 PM
Thu Jun 14 2018 01:04 PM
HandyAndy  Offline
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Originally Posted by DADS50
Park and tails are seperate circuits, not associated with your 7 wire switch


I did my 50 from scratch with help from cletis

Draw your circuits on paper. It will help you

...click...


For your LED just wire the brighter wire to the stops,




DADS50,

I have the same wiring schematic that you linked to. Question, do your turn signals remain 'hot' when wired this way? Mine do and I assume it's so the emergency flashers will work when the truck is not running.

Thanks,


Andy

His: 1947 Chevrolet 3100
Hers: 2008 American Saddlebred

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Re: Wiring my led tail light /headlight from scratch [Re: HandyAndy] #1269052
Thu Jun 14 2018 02:21 PM
Thu Jun 14 2018 02:21 PM
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My is not hot all the time

It is better the way you wired yours.


I chose to wire mine so it hot with the key



Re: Wiring my led tail light /headlight from scratch [Re: idaho39] #1269053
Thu Jun 14 2018 02:30 PM
Thu Jun 14 2018 02:30 PM
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idaho39  Offline OP
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Nampa IDAHO
Tim ,, I have looked at Charlies tech tips and they are help ,,he must of been a great guy for wiring help on your trucks ,,I too wish he were here so I could of private mailed him for my questions ,that way it would of been off the forum

Bartamos. I hate excuses but this time I am going to use one ,, I usually do not make so many mistakes with spelling and my explanations as I did above ,,pain pills with my back being out seems to do that to me,, sorry for the that as you have been great help with your explanations to me. I did go back and try and clean my post up a bit ..

Dads50 ,,thanks for your input ,, I will look into this further about what you said above in your reply to me (For your LED just wire the brighter wire to the stops)

Handy Andy ,thx for your input ,,I have not wired up anything yet ,so cannot answer your question


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Re: Wiring my led tail light /headlight from scratch [Re: idaho39] #1269061
Thu Jun 14 2018 04:04 PM
Thu Jun 14 2018 04:04 PM
Justhorsenround  Online
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Posts: 6,333
Central, Oklahoma
Idaho, feel free to post ALL your car questions in the Greasy Spoon. Not everyone reads the Spoon, but a fair amount do. If I see your not getting the answers to your questions there I will PM one of the knowledgeable folks in that area and have them check your post out. Also check your PM’s.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

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