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Old 01-03-2010, 02:56 AM
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How to: 3rd taillight blinker mod

Note: Pictures were taken after i already did this mod.

Tools needed:
16 gauge wire.
Philips screw driver
Blue butt connectors
Wire cutters/stripper
Wire crimper
Electrical tape or wire caps
Knife or something to cut with
Yellow replacement bulbs
Zip ties

1. Pull off both tail lights. You need the 3 bulb tail lights like this to do this mod. (not sure if you can with the 2 bulb taillights)


2. On the back side of the blinker you will find 2 different color wires you need the colored one. (drivers: orange/green pas: orange/blue)


3. You can either splice in to the wire at the brake light or follow the wires under the cab and search threw and find the right wires. I used 16 gauge speaker wire. (much easier to run 1 wire then 2) I spliced at the brake lights.


4. After you have decided where to splice the wires run them in to the cab on the drivers sides. There is a rubber grommet behind the drivers door. Use the knife to cut a X in to the grommet. Feed the wires in to the cab. Make sure to use plenty of zip ties you do not wont the wire to get snagged. (if you run the wires from the lights make sure they are out of the way of any moving parts so they don't get damaged or cut)


5. Take out the 3rd taillight.


6. Disconnect the 3rd taillight slowly and carefully wiggle the plug apart.


7. Run the wire threw the headliner where the 3ed tail light is. Go outside the cab and start pulling the wire threw the 3ed brake light hole. Go back in to the cab and hide the wire in the headliner and the side panels (headliner does not need to come out at all)

8. Now that you have the plug apart take your wire cutters/strippers and cut the black/pink wire coming from the plug (leave enough so you can reverse this mod later). Cap the power coming from the plug off. Using your cutter/strippers strip the black/pink wire do the same to the wires u have ran. Use a butt connector on the black/pink wire crimp the wire you ran with the black/pink wire as shown.

Now that you have used one of the 2 wires you ran you will see 2 more wires running from the light socket to the far one. One will also be black/pink cut that one in the middle. Cap off the wire going to the socket you already wired. Strip the black/pink wire and use a butt connector with the wire you ran as shown.

9. Now that everything is wired up go turn the truck on to where you can use your turn signals (no need to start the truck). The lights may be back words. With the turn signals off take all 3 bulb sockets off and swap them to the other side to correct the problem.

10. Put everything back together. it would look like this if done properly.
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:03 AM
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one thing i left out. make sure that you replace the new blinkers with the yellow bulbs. it is fine if it is red just not white. you can get pulled over and ticketed for white light
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:32 AM
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cool write up, whats up with the bumper? don't wanna trade your bed do ya?
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:47 AM
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cool write up, whats up with the bumper? don't wanna trade your bed do ya?
lol it was a picture from when i got rear ended thats all it did to my truck lol bumper is fixed now
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:01 AM
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could you also wire these into the front signals? I think that would be easier for me to wire.
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Old 01-04-2010, 02:58 PM
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could you also wire these into the front signals? I think that would be easier for me to wire.
i dont see why you couldnt. it should be 2 wires on the turn signal as the rear
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:52 PM
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could you also wire these into the front signals? I think that would be easier for me to wire.
I did this mod today - thanks for the idea mb128!

On my 2001 there is a rear-wire cluster that comes out of the bottom of the cab which includes the left and right turn signal wires so I spliced into the two signal wires right under the cab and routed the new wires through a rubber grommet in the floor into the cab.

I also didn't want to give up my cargo lamp functionality so I wired in a DPDT on-off-on toggle switch which allows me to turn on the cargo lamps in one position and the other is wired to the turn signals. The center-off position returns the system to stock appearance.
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:01 PM
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Cool write up... But please do something about that hideous wire running along the gas tank.
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Old 03-12-2010, 11:05 AM
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if someone does this with the 2 bulb setup, please let me know b/c i wanna do this!
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:57 PM
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if someone does this with the 2 bulb setup, please let me know b/c i wanna do this!

Do you mean the 2 bulb tail light setup? I did this mod on my truck which has the 2 bulb tail light. I don't think it matters 2 or 3 bulb wise. You just tie into the wire with the stripe on it.

You may be able to find the wire run from the rear of the truck which includes both turn signal wires - this wire run (on my truck) runs into the cab from beneath. I just located the two striped wires under the cab and spliced into them there and ran them into the cab up to the 3rd brake light.
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:40 PM
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Just got done doing this. I love it. The hardest part is running the wire. Other than that its cake. And its unique
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:24 AM
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Default Re: How to: 3rd taillight blinker mod

Just completed mine last night. Since I have a 2000 without the amber rear lights, I ran my wires under the dash where the wires go from the flasher to the front bulbs. Just had to be careful to tie into the lines heading to the front instead of to the back.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:42 AM
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Are you running tripple stacked blocks in the rear of your truck?!




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Old 03-05-2014, 01:05 AM
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Default Re: How to: 3rd taillight blinker mod

I know this is an old thread but does this mod make the whole 3rd brake light light up when you hit your brakes using the 2 bulb tails?
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Old 03-14-2014, 12:30 AM
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Thinking about doing this after seeing Kenneth's truck (Scooterjr) but it would be really helpful if the pics were all there and updated because some of the pictures are missing for me.
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