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Old 10-20-2013, 08:10 PM   #1
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need help wiring new turn signal/running lights...

So I recently put on my smittybilt xrc fenders and started to put in some new lights I bought from oriellys that they assured will work as plug and play, but of course they don't. I'm trying to run a 2 wire marker light in the front of my new fender as a turn signal/running light and I can't figure out how to wire it as that. Already blew 2 fuses so I really need some help... This is what the existing wires look like and how they are color coded. Thanks in advance!

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You cannot wire a single two wire led light to the existing wiring and have it function like the original incandescent marker light (with both solid on and blink modes) without the addition of a couple of diodes and a resistor. (or a relay, but that's not a very good way to do it).

Here's the way to wire it to make it work and a parts list from Radio Shack

Radio Shack Numbers (quantity enough for two harnesses)

4 Rectifier Diodes #IN4004
2 560 Ohm ˝ watt Resistors #271-1116
3 Colors 18 gauge wire
Solder
Heat shrink

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You cannot wire a single two wire led light to the existing wiring and have it function like the original incandescent marker light (with both solid on and blink modes) without the addition of a couple of diodes and a resistor. (or a relay, but that's not a very good way to do it).

Here's the way to wire it to make it work and a parts list from Radio Shack

Radio Shack Numbers (quantity enough for two harnesses)

4 Rectifier Diodes #IN4004
2 560 Ohm ˝ watt Resistors #271-1116
3 Colors 18 gauge wire
Solder
Heat shrink
Thanks for the help! I'm gonna try it!
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Thanks for the help! I'm gonna try it!
Just solder it together like the drawing shows, hook your black/yellow to the one that's marked Marker lights, and your turn signal to the one that's marked turn signal. Hook the hot side of the new led to the third wire, and ground the negative on the led. Insulate the bare wires with something (heat shrink works well) then it's a good idea to protect the whole little package in something where it won't get broken like a short piece of plastic tubing. It's not hard, and it works well.
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Just solder it together like the drawing shows, hook your black/yellow to the one that's marked Marker lights, and your turn signal to the one that's marked turn signal. Hook the hot side of the new led to the third wire, and ground the negative on the led. Insulate the bare wires with something (heat shrink works well) then it's a good idea to protect the whole little package in something where it won't get broken like a short piece of plastic tubing. It's not hard, and it works well.
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