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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-23-2014, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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Turn signal problem

So I failed at my first inspection. I put amber aftermarket turnsignals on the rear bumper but obviously failed somewhere They now work as stoplights aswell as turnsignals!! This is how I did:

Green Cable from lamp is cut and isolated.

Purple Cable were supposed to be left alone but cut by mistake (put together again at the pic)

Green Cable from car connected with yellow Cable from aftermarket turnsignal

Black Cable cut and both ends connected again with white Cable from aftermarket turnsignal.


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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-23-2014, 02:12 AM
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Instead of chopping up the wiring, you can get real export taillights with the amber portion turn signal...
I'm sure someone here can get you the part number, I would bet GM has dozens of these sitting on a shelf somewhere!
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in front:
cut white wire between brake switch and turn signal switch
in rear:
connect brake wire (coming at front) to new turn signal lamps
install new wires from center brake lamp to both (left and right) brake lights
open beer, you are done

CadillacOwners - those export lights are ugly as hell
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in front:
cut white wire between brake switch and turn signal switch
in rear:
connect brake wire (coming at front) to new turn signal lamps
install new wires from center brake lamp to both (left and right) brake lights
open beer, you are done

CadillacOwners - those export lights are ugly as hell
Sorry me not understand

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-23-2014, 06:56 PM
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Export / euro tail lamp part numbers, lowrider sources

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for the export "euro" lenses with the amber bottom:
right side LAMP,TAIL - RH 5976636
left side LAMP,TAIL - LH 5976635

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Couldn't find the parts anywhere. Not listed at parts.nalleygmc.com, tonkinonlineparts.com, or partsvoice.com (you have to enter zip codes so it seems to do only regional searches). The number still shows up at easyparts.com but doesn't say if any dealers have it (you have to enter in zip codes so it seems to do only regional searches). I really miss that old website (can't remember the name) where we could do part number searches of GM dealers nationwide and it would show how many were in inventory.

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The lowriders in California and elsewhere liked using these lenses.

I'm pretty sure this lowrider supplier can find you a pair. He sold some in the past https://www.facebook.com/MrLacsCadillacPartsAccessories

Here's another guy that wanted to sell a pair two years ago for $400 (ouch!). Maybe he still has them:
http://www.layitlow.com/forums/24-wh...il-lights.html
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Sorry me not understand
in front -
cut white wire between brake switch and turn signal switch (your car have white wire, what goes from brake switch - look brake pedal - to turn signal switch - on steering column

in rear:
connect brake wire (coming at front, original wire what has +12V when pedal is pressed) to new turn signal lamps (those yellow ones, you installed)
install new wires from center brake lamp (this one, what sits on rear hat shelf, near window) to both (left and right) brake lights. This lamp has his own +12 brake wire, not connected to turn signals)
open beer, you are done - you know, beer, from systembolaget
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Oki I will give it a try this weekend. Thanks! You know about systembolaget??

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...You know about systembolaget??
Of course, i have been several times in Sweden.
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You Guys Are A Hoot

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So I presume you guys across the pond are aware of FSM (Factory Service Manual). Your fix seems would be clear looking over the schematics. They are pretty detailed.

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Arrow Mattias got one with the car...

A proper FSM was included as a gift with the car.

I also suggest Posi-Lock connectors for making electrical modifications without butchering vehicle wiring.

http://www.posi-lock.com/

Always reversible, if used properly, and good for repairing when things go wrong, provided someone has not cut wires at the connector.

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So many projects, so little time, so little money...jist hope ta improve..
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