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Re: Amber rear turn signals (Euro parts?)

Has anyone had any updates? We all understand that the real issue is the harness. I've got amber LEDs ready for install...I just need to know if I can buy OR MAKE a harness for compatibility. Also keep in mind that there are red/amber switchback (stays red until flashing then turns amber) LEDs out there...maybe we can make something out of that "Aux Aperature" and turn a redundant reverse light into that safer turn signal some of you spoke of. I wish the US would adopt EU safety standards.

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I did write it up somewhere else in the board. I check and link it here. It's an 8 hour job, not very difficult, but you some relays and a lot of wires.
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Here it is, let me draw a picture to help with the wiring. Yes, I had to rewire everything. The taillight housing allows the outer backup lamps to be replaced with yellow bulbs = turn signals. I installed 4 relays to feed left turn signal, right turn signal, rear fog light, brake lights. I wired the front blinkers to the rear, on the passenger side of the car (through the hole in the firewall for the battery cable) to the two relays (placed under the subwoofer) The original wires had to be cut, and I connected the relays to the backup wire of the taillights. The cable to the taillights enter the car under the rear bench, left and right side. That kept the wiring easy as soon as you found out the color codes;-) The I connected a wire from the center brake light, fed it to a relay and that to the cut original wire to the brake lights. You have to do this because the original wire transported turn and brake signals. The original wire for turn and brake signals coming from the TPIMS in the front has to be grounded using a resistor to prevent error messages and fast flashing. Be aware the resistors get really hot (I used 21 W resistors for LED bulbs). Finally I had to wire and install a rear fog light. You can get the housing as a spare part. I installed a switch close to the light switch and the wire everything to the back. To power everything I put some wires from the battery to the right rear. You can easily follow the original wires and cable paths, attach and use the channels to fix the new wires. I took me 8 hours including unmounting the interior and put everything into place after I finished. Hope that helped Suther
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Re: Amber rear turn signals (Euro parts?)

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Here it is, let me draw a picture to help with the wiring. Yes, I had to rewire everything. The taillight housing allows the outer backup lamps to be replaced with yellow bulbs = turn signals. I installed 4 relays to feed left turn signal, right turn signal, rear fog light, brake lights. I wired the front blinkers to the rear, on the passenger side of the car (through the hole in the firewall for the battery cable) to the two relays (placed under the subwoofer) The original wires had to be cut, and I connected the relays to the backup wire of the taillights. The cable to the taillights enter the car under the rear bench, left and right side. That kept the wiring easy as soon as you found out the color codes;-) The I connected a wire from the center brake light, fed it to a relay and that to the cut original wire to the brake lights. You have to do this because the original wire transported turn and brake signals. The original wire for turn and brake signals coming from the TPIMS in the front has to be grounded using a resistor to prevent error messages and fast flashing. Be aware the resistors get really hot (I used 21 W resistors for LED bulbs). Finally I had to wire and install a rear fog light. You can get the housing as a spare part. I installed a switch close to the light switch and the wire everything to the back. To power everything I put some wires from the battery to the right rear. You can easily follow the original wires and cable paths, attach and use the channels to fix the new wires. I took me 8 hours including unmounting the interior and put everything into place after I finished. Hope that helped Suther
If only I was as motivated as you Suther. I wonder if we can just splice from the trailer harness instead. Would that be possible? I know it'd be easier.
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