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RE: [oletrucks] Tail light hookup

To: "'Charles Culver'" <sculver@iwl.net>
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Tail light hookup
From: "Hanlon, Bill" <Bill.Hanlon@COMPAQ.com>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 13:15:43 -0500
I'm assuming that the truck you are talking about is your '50 model 
and does NOT have factory turn signals in the steering column.  You 
have done nothing "wrong", Juliano's just doesn't understand that the 
brake light circuit doesn't go through the turn signal switch on your 

This problem can be "fixed" by installing diodes in both the turn 
signal and brake light circuits, but the diodes will drop about 6/10ths
of a volt, dimming the lamps.  How much dimmer is the question.  You 
went to the halogens to get bright lights and this solution is 
counter productive.

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Culver [mailto:sculver@iwl.net]
Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2000 12:13 PM
To: oletrucks list
Subject: [oletrucks] Tail light hookup

I just received my new halogen light kits from Juliano's, and am having a
problem.  The tail lights that I am replacing have 3 wires, for tail light,
stop light and blinker.  The new ones have 2 wires.  Juliano's tells me that
the stop light and blinker wires both go to the halogen bulb, and are wired
together.  When I hook them up this way, the blinkers work, but when I step
on the brake, the blinkers stop blinking.  Anyone know where I'm going


Smokey Culver
'50 3600 5-window (mine)
'56 3600 (hers)
League City, Texas

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