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Ok this is mainly for Gene,but anyone who has installed sidemarkers can help. I have them in and all the wires are through and all was good until I tried to make them come on with the parking/blinkers. I can't get them to come on with the turn signals. Its really bugging me.I used a quick splicer to connect the positive lead and nothing happens but when I take the wires out and test them on the battery they work just fine.Help !!!!!!! Any help would be appreciated.
 

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What did you ground the black wire to????

I connected it to a bolt that was attached to metal that is next to the light assembly....

If you want me to take a picture of where I grounded the lights off let me know and I'll take a picture for ya...
Let me know by sending me an e-mail....
 

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Re you talking about the lights staying on when you turn on your parking lights?...if so, the pronblem is that your side markers are single filiment. You need a double filiment to have the bulbs work both ways. (thats if this is what your talking about :))
 

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enemigo is correct. how many wires come out of the side markers? 2? if 2, then it is a single unit. this means it flashes with the blinkers or on with the parking lights, not both. if you have three wires, then that is a dual unit and can do both blink and stay on. if you got universals, chances are they only have 2 wires.

hope this helps.
 

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Ok I knew that it could only do one or the other,but right now its not doing anything at all. I want it to blink with the turn signals thats it. I don't want them on all the time. Thing is I can't get them to come on at all. Maybe I am splicing them with the wrong wires. I put the red (positive) with the corresponding red wire going to the turn signal bulb.Is that wrong?
 

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This is what i did. I took the negative and screwed it on a bolt that had a negative charge to it. Then i took the positive and hooked io up directly to the turn signal wires. I took out the connector and just slid the wire in from the front then i put it back. That way i don't have to splice the wire. I don't wanna mess up my electrical warranty. Hopefully this helped you out.
 

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Enemigo said:
Re you talking about the lights staying on when you turn on your parking lights?...if so, the pronblem is that your side markers are single filiment. You need a double filiment to have the bulbs work both ways. (thats if this is what your talking about :))
I keep explaining how to get a single filament bulb to work BOTH ways but no one listens to me... ;)
 

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Amy I would have taken that picture for ya today but it was raining all day so i'll try to get it for ya tommorrow.....
 

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You have to make sure you have a good ground. If your bolting to a painted metal surface you might have to sand down around the bolt just a little bit to get to bare metal. Thats what happened to me when i was connecting my amp. You need to have a good, solid ground!
 

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Somebody is listening to you, man, it just didn't work on my car. What it did was make the turnsignal lights on the dash light up whenever the parking lights were on. Any suggestions?
 

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Ok well I fixed it so Gene you don't hvae to take a pic now. I ended up having to be happy with having them on all the time which doesn't bother me. I kinda like it and at night it lights up the road really well on the sides. Thanks for all the help guys and I will have pics tomorrow,I'm just to tired to scan them right now.
 

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Ok cool :)
 
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