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Tail Light HELP!

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by mws4ua, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. Nov 9, 2008 at 2:55 PM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua [OP] I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    I am trying to hook up the third-break light on a camper I recently put on my truck. I know that I need to splice into one of the three wires that are going into the break light on my truck, but I don't know which one...

    There is a green wire, a green wire w/ a red stripe, and a black/white wire going into the break light.

    Which of these is the wire that controls the break light... NOT the running light? I only want the third light to come on when I press the brake.

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Nov 9, 2008 at 3:01 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    im not positive, but i think the green is ground, and the green/red wire is the break light, and the black/white wire is the running light. hopefully, someone who knows for sure will be along shortly.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2008 at 5:34 PM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua [OP] I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    I didn't have a whole bunch of time, so I went with your best guess... you were right!!! I figured I could splice into them one at a time if I didn't get it right the first time.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  4. Nov 9, 2008 at 8:10 PM
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    glad you got it squared away man!!
     
  5. Sep 15, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    grrr...
    im gonna have to give this a try... :cool:
     
  6. Sep 15, 2009 at 11:30 PM
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    grrr...
    hummm... i went with green/white stripe for the brake light (there were two of them in the corner section of the wire harness) and used the white/black stripe wire for the ground (i used my aftermarket tails to figure out the ground from the sockets, and the black wire :cool:). it worked perfectly, but the light doesnt blink when i lock or unlock the truck (maybe the other green/white wire in the same pin slot?). but whatever, spliced into the mo fos' and bingo bammo bang! the shit is working and it is bright as hell too... :cool:
     
  7. Sep 16, 2009 at 6:34 AM
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