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Hi all. Can someone who has taken off their rear turn signal stalks let me know if there is room to thread a couple wires through them easily?

I'm switching to LED turn signals when I get paid next, and I might get the Dynamic Cluster rear turns from Custom Dynamics. They require two wires to be threaded through the stalks to connect the running and brake lights to them. Once that's done, the outer ring of the LED cluster will act as a red running/brake light, and the center of the cluster works as the yellow rear turn signals. The red lights cut off when the yellow ones turn on.

I'm not going to install them if I can't thread the wires through without too much difficulty. And I haven't removed the rear turn stalks so I don't know if they're hollow or not. My Clymers and the TOC manual aren't very clear about this, but they don't look hollow to me.

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The stalks are hollow pipes. You are good to go. If the wires are big just push a heavy wire through and tape the wires to that and pull.

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The stalks are hollow pipes. You are good to go. If the wires are big just push a heavy wire through and tape the wires to that and pull.
Thanks for the input. The pictures in my manual look as if the turn signal lamp assembly plugs into the stalks, blocking the ability to fish a wire through from the light bulb through the stalks to get to wiring for the brake lights. Is this true? I haven't removed anything yet, and I'm hoping to find out PRIOR to spending too much time trying. Thanks again...

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Clear Alternatives LED brake light
Cortech mini tank bag on rear rack
Pirelli MT66 Tires: 110 front / 150 rear
Splines lubed when tires installed at 10,650 miles
Splines lubed again at 14,400 with stubby valve stem install

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Thanks for the input. The pictures in my manual look as if the turn signal lamp assembly plugs into the stalks, blocking the ability to fish a wire through from the light bulb through the stalks to get to wiring for the brake lights. Is this true? I haven't removed anything yet, and I'm hoping to find out PRIOR to spending too much time trying. Thanks again...

nope, antiq is correct, i have taken mine appart & swaped wires fairly easy.
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Yeah once you take it apart you'll see it much better than what that pic shows....
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The thicker protective coating just fits snug. It all pulls out really easy. You should have no problems. You'll have to post pic's when your done!
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i put three 14 gage wires through my turn signals to convert them into running lights/turn signals
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Slim, was it easy to fish the wires through, and did you have to cut out an opening? And is the assembly still just as water tight? I'm hoping there's room enough to fish the wires through inside the rear turn signal assembly and the stalks they're attached to without having to cut or modify anything. Once I'm through I shouldn't have a problem making connections to the running/brake lights, that is as long as I can identify them!

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it was very easy...no mods to the actual turn signal housings them selves so still just as water tight. the third wire was kind of tough to feed through, but with a little KY and a squinted eye she slipped right on through. took me 20 minutes to do the conversion from time i started till the time i completed...

Ohh and the wires just hook together under the seat on the shifter side of rear fender...if you need a wiring diagram of the turnsignal system?
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