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Old 07-17-2012, 11:30 AM   #1
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Clearance lights into turn signals?

We are wondering how we can make our 2012 Silverback side clearance lights work as turn signals - similar to the way the big semis work.

My TV is a 2012 Ram 2500 with a seven pin connector -#1 pin is battery, #2 pin is backup lights (not equipped), #3 pin is right stop/turn. #4 pin is electric brakes, #5 pin is ground, #6 pin is left stop/turn, #7 pin is running lamps.

I would think the manufacturer would wire this function in at the factory as it is good safety feature.

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Old 07-17-2012, 11:36 AM   #2
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Not as easy as you think since you would need a double filament bulb like your tail light to do it. Replacing your marker lights with tail lights and running additional wiring to run the turn signals would be required.
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I think this would require a partial re-wire of the lights. You would either have to add wiring and dual filament bulbs to maintain both functions, or remove the marker lights from the running light circuit which will make them do dark other than signaling.
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I think this would require a partial re-wire of the lights. You would either have to add wiring and dual filament bulbs to maintain both functions, or remove the marker lights from the running light circuit which will make them do dark other than signaling.
The side marker lights are required by DoT regs.
He would have to have them in any case.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:42 AM   #5
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Not as easy as you think since you would need a double filament bulb like your tail light to do it. Replacing your marker lights with tail lights and running additional wiring to run the turn signals would be required.
I see what you are saying with the double filament bulbs and associated wiring - more work than I wish to do.

Thanks for your prompt reply.

PS - I see you changed your photo. You look slightly older outside of the C130 cockpit. NO OFFENSE INTENDED!
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:47 AM   #6
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I think this would require a partial re-wire of the lights. You would either have to add wiring and dual filament bulbs to maintain both functions, or remove the marker lights from the running light circuit which will make them do dark other than signaling.
Yes - that is what Herk said also. This seems to me to be a simple mod that could be done at the factory. I know that seeing the semis as well as some buses turn signals come on when changing lanes is helpful to me.

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Old 07-17-2012, 11:58 AM   #7
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PS - I see you changed your photo. You look slightly older outside of the C130 cockpit. NO OFFENSE INTENDED!
I know of no one who is getting younger with the single exception of Mork.
I could have used this one, but talk about false advertising.

None taken.
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I know of no one who is getting younger with the single exception of Mork.
I could have used this one, but talk about false advertising.

None taken.
Only one way I know to stop aging.
It is currently unacceptable.
You are correct in that. We just lost our 91 year old mother earlier this month and it certainly makes you aware that you are only here for a short time and that time does fly.
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I know of no one who is getting younger with the single exception of Mork.
I could have used this one, but talk about false advertising.

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First or Second LT ?
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