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Old 01-02-2012, 04:06 PM
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do you have to actually cut the brake and turn wires and solder in the new leads that go to the relays and use the other end of the cut section to solder the leads from the relays to the tail connector? i know how to do eveything else i was just wondering this part, and what AWG wire should i use?
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yes - i had to cut mine just before the connector - i used 18 gauge wire - i think the stock wire is a little thinner (it looks that way to me - kinda the same size)
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And also you mentioned you had LEDs, did you have to buy CK types for the middle since you added the new ground to the middle bulb, or did you just wire your tail assembly different?
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:47 AM
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i did the two mods in the beginning of this post

quad parking lights
quad brake/turn lights

the LED's i used are 3157
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Quad Parking

I just finished the Quad Parking tonight. I just bought my TB last week and after getting the donor board (which was broke But had the pieces I needed) I went to take the boards out of the truck and found out all the prongs on the pass. side were rusted off. Just the rust was making the connection. Well Auto zone was the only place open at 10:30pm so I ran there. Brought home the part and find out it is totally different. Instead of the metal strips there were wires and the sockets were molded into the top. It wasnt pretty but I got it to work.
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My experience with the quad tail lights

Initially I had a bad wire AND a bad connector. Opposite sides of course! As I diagnosed,I thought it was crazy that the center turn light was used for only that. No reason since the bulb is dual filament and the socket "could be".
So I took the bad one apart and it was the flat wired printed circuit style. I figured out what needed to be done inside to make the center bulb serve as a tail light and off to the parts store I went. When I took the new housing apart I found it was discreet wires not a printed circuit! I crushed the old dual filament sockets (carefully) to get the correct tabs out. The ones that were missing and needed to do the mod. Popped them in the new sockets and did the jumpers as shown in the thread. All the jumpers were done INSIDE the housing and there is no need to use a diode if wired properly. I did have to carefully grind the housing to allow room for the wires. The housings were super glued back together and then I used aquarium sealant to be thorough. I love the results and do not understand why they did not come this way from the factory. ,
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