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Old 02-24-2009, 05:01 PM   #1
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Re: Need Help Wiring

Easiest way is to get a test light and a willing accomplice to step on the brakes and turn on the signals and lights when you ask them.

Just turn on the parking lights, ground your test light on the bumper or frame or whatever and pierce wires until you get power. Make sure you have a good ground though. Mark that wire then turn off the lights and have someone step on the brakes and do the same. Same with turn signals.
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:59 PM   #2
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Re: Need Help Wiring

all of the wires for the stop turn tail lights in the 3 skoolies i did were located inside the bus, on the left side above the windows in a "tunnel" that runs the entire length of the interior of the bus. there are about 20 wires in there, and you only need 4 of them. One more thing....most pickup trucks and trailers use the same bulb for stop and turn....while buses tend to have separate bulbs for stop and turn.

you might need to buy a fancy plug in adapter that allows the use of a vehicle with separate turn/stop lights to work with a trailer that has combined turn/stop lights. you can find such an adapter at many local wal-mart stores among other places.
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Re: Need Help Wiring

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you might need to buy a fancy plug in adapter that allows the use of a vehicle with separate turn/stop lights to work with a trailer that has combined turn/stop lights. you can find such an adapter at many local wal-mart stores among other places.
I can say with almost 100% surety that this will be necessary. Spend the money to get a decent one too. The price on the converters runs from about $10 all the way on up. You don't need to get the best one, but the $10 8 amp rated unit really do tend to be junk unless the only thing you're going to pull is a small trailer with only rear tails, turns, and stops.

If you wanted to save some money and get a good piece look at the salvage yards. Foreign vehicles very typically have amber turns and the foreign companies tend to use some pretty decent quality electronics so you can maybe snag one from a wrecked vehicle for $5. If you get one by this route get the make, model, and year and I will get you wiring diagrams.
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