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How to splice

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Neviane, May 1, 2018.

  1. May 1, 2018 at 1:21 PM
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    Neviane

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    How do I splice the bumper mounted turn signal connector to the wires? What color/gauge and what wires go to which wires. 2001 Toyota Tacoma

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  2. May 1, 2018 at 1:30 PM
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    BartMaster1234

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    Show the rest of the aftermarket turn signal, Black should be ground but I don't know why there's two positive leads unless it's a switchback for running lights.
     
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    Black is ground, yellow it signal, & brown is running lights. Is the other side of the aftermarket light Black, green, brown?
     
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    I mean you can just tie the grounds together then just touch the other wires to the positive lead on the truck to see what one lights up the bulb....
    Then soder and heat shrink them together, maybe wrap some electrical tap around them afte is to just to make sure you keep the connection clean
     
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    Black to ground, yellow to left brown to running and green to right. 14ga wires, solder and heat shrink should give a splash proof connection. Crimp connectors will work, but tape the gaps. They make a crimp connector that doubles as heat shrink as well.
     
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    A $5 dmm will tell you the rest.
     
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    Hey! I had the same issue as the OP. I ordered the replacement socket that had the 3 wires (same as OP) and some posi-twists to connect the socket wiring to the harness wiring. I have the black wire on the socket running to the white wire from the harness, and the yellow wire from the socket running to the green wire from the harness (only 2 plugs come from the harness). It worked when I first tried the signal, but the signal was still going super-fast as if a light was out (I checked, and none were).
    For good measure, I tried connecting the brown to the green, and no dice. So I went back to the green-yellow connection, and now it won't signal at all, rapidly or otherwise. And ideas for a newcomer like me on what I may need to examine more closely? All bulbs everywhere are good. Thanks.

    UPDATE: connecting both the black AND the brown wires from the pigtail to the white wire from the harness seems to have fixed it.
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2018

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