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Need some electrical Help regaurding rear turnsignals

I am trying to turn my turn signal light housings into tail lights, brake lights and right/left turns signals...all with one dual filament bulb in each housing like the pick below illustrates:


NOTES: Red= wire for the tail lights
Black= Ground
Green= Left Turn
Grey= Right Turn
Blue= Brake

I am not sure where to run the blue wire to.
The black and white oval in the pic is the license plate light. Pleas help me figure out where to run the Blue wire...
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Gray and Green? To activate the brighter filament like the blinker does. Then if you hit the blinker while on the brake, it would just blink as usual. I think...

Or am I mis-reading something?
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thats what i am thinking too...i just don't want to start splicing things without being sure, but won't this affect the front turnsignals as well?
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I'm by no means a wiz at this stuff, but I'm not too bad either. The thing I just thought of, is when the brake is applied, and then a blinker is turned on, will both lights blink? I know they won't if the brake isn't on, but I'm thinking once the brake light switch is on, then both may blink together.

I think that would be the only issue...
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you might be right there as well
...looks like i need to rethink my plan and figure out a way to put 2 bulbs onto each side
on dual filament and one single filament.
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Why not add another set of lights and shave them and rig them strickly for brake and running lights? Mount them to the rear fender, use LED bulbs to get a lower voltage draw, would look sharp I think.


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that looks like my next plan...i was trying to use what parts I have laying around
I am lookin at a military tail light housing right now....just have to figure out how I am going to mount it...or i might go with some clip lights...not sure yet what i am going to do...also been thinkin about frenching the lights into the rear of the frame...that would look sweet too
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WOW what a PITA this has turned into...I am going to have to sleep on it...damn i hat it when i do that, cause now i will stare at the sealing all night
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750Doug, I love your avatar--very funny!!!....
Thanks. I got a real kick out of it too.


As far as lights go, I was looking at the frame of my backrest thinking of putting a small row of LED's right into the frame rails vertically, towards the bottom of each rail in each side, and making them the turn indicators. Unfortunately, those rails are not hollow, or simple "C" channels, so that idea kind of stalled too. I'd like to do something with that big ass tail/brake light housing as well...
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