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  • wiring turn signal/brake lites

    does anyone know how to wire the rear turn signals and brake lights into a toggle switch. I under stand every aspect of vehicle wirering and the differant types of switches ,just need a scramatic. Since I run in the summer with a bakini top Ive had to mount the horn button on my shifter (due to not having a good ground on the column). looks cool and works great. now I want to do the same with my turn signal.
    Thanks

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    One switch, 2 relays:
    http://luanjp.com/strenk/images/Elec...leSwitchTS.JPG
    or
    http://luanjp.com/strenk/images/Elec...schRelayTS.JPG

    The first design only requires a small toggle switch because there is little current draw through it.
    The second design needs a hefty toggle switch as it will carry full lighting current through the contacts.




    2 switches, no relays
    http://luanjp.com/strenk/images/Elec...alSwitches.JPG

    The trick is to keep the brake light working when the TS is applied and front TS seperate from the rear TS when the brake is applied. If you don't mind the front TS comming on when the brakes come on, it can be even easier.

    Lets see a picture of your shifter.
    Last edited by John Strenk; 03-11-2008, 08:47 PM.

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    • #3
      Turn signal modifacation

      Thanks John, I found the relays at my local pull and pay for two bucks, followed the scramatic and had option #2 hooked up in minutes. I searched every forgien (sic) model car and truck and found them in a Chevy Blazer with air conditioning (the type of relay needed). Only problem is that the brake switch signal almost completely over rides the turn signal (faint blinking). Would wirering a seperate flasher unit for the left and right side help eleviate this problem you think, Mr Wizard???
      Last edited by JDHood; 03-21-2008, 03:33 PM. Reason: wrong option

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JDHood View Post
        Thanks John, I found the relays at my local pull and pay for two bucks, followed the scramatic and had option #2 hooked up in minutes. I searched every forgien (sic) model car and truck and found them in a Chevy Blazer with air conditioning (the type of relay needed). Only problem is that the brake switch signal almost completely over rides the turn signal (faint blinking). Would wirering a seperate flasher unit for the left and right side help eleviate this problem you think, Mr Wizard???
        Did you remove the old wiring from the jeep? It cannot work together.

        I would also check the relay to make sure it is working. Connect 85 and 86 to the battery and listen for a click.
        Then check continunity

        With battery connected, 30 and 87 (0 ohms) 30 and 87a (open)
        Without battery connected, 30 and 87 (open) 30 and 87a ( 0 ohms)

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