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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Tail Light Turn Signals? How To Wire?

Here's a fun one! So the tail light in my 2001 TT600 has two bulbs.... and I have two turn signals that are water logged aftermarket LED's.... any way I can wire my turn signals so that the "brake" filaments will light up on either side when the brake is off or applied? Thanks!

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I'm not sure I'm reading this right....do you mean you want to incorporate the turn signal function AND the brake light function into the two brakelight bulbs??

If so, Competition-Werkes do something they call an "Assimilator" which allows this...it's around $60.

I've also heard of people who are electrically minded doing the same thing with the light connectors for a trailer hitch.
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Hmm...

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Did it years ago on my TT. Then it involved a lot of cutting and splicing of wires. Now it's pretty much plug and play. Haven't had a problem with it in 10+ years.

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By George.... only $12 to have a smooth shave! Thanks again!

So basically, the U-haul thing does what I couldn't figure out how to wire. It sends the 12v from the turn signal switch to the brake light bulbs intermittently, but when the brakes are applied the bulbs would just stay lit, but instead the power is cut intermittently in order to make it "flash" on either occasion. Left Turn, Right Turn, and Stop become Left Turn/Stop and Right Turn/Stop.

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Good call!...that U-Haul thing is virtually identical to the CW part only much cheaper.
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Don't do it! Doesn't work! too much current draw or something who knows. Signals flash weakly, and the brake lights barely come on very slowly. All that soldering for not. Went through 2 units after determining the first was defective. Wired up the second one in the back of an AutoZone with the oversight of a few managers. After crudely/sketchily stuffing wires together on ONE bulb that worked, we soldered both up and it didn't work!

Anyhow, noticed that the LED integrated tail lights on eBay went from $90 to $35 somehow. Might try one of those. Will probably just end up getting new signals and putting clear sealer on the seams. La la la at least I'm occupied!

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