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There was a video of it around somewhere... anyone else remember this?
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DANG....good find. There ya go guys....but I am still going to send it Zabeard.
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can someone post a pic of what the wires will look like on a 99 please... im still confused where i connect the wire on the corner lamp, like it looks like he just cut a wire connecting the corner to somewhere and jsut rerouted it to the turn... is that all it is?
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I did it tonight, but since I'm not terribly electronics savy, and my resident auto electrician was out of service tonight, it took me about an hour to do myself, and I needed a jump to get going afterwards, drained the battery fooling around. It is a very easy mod though, and it looks so much better when it's done.
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I did it tonight, but since I'm not terribly electronics savy, and my resident auto electrician was out of service tonight, it took me about an hour to do myself, and I needed a jump to get going afterwards, drained the battery fooling around. It is a very easy mod though, and it looks so much better when it's done.
Yeah I can't help you every night buddy. Jeff is right it does look good though I'm going to look into doing it for my F150 if it has the same setup.
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can someone post a pic of what the wires will look like on a 99 please... im still confused where i connect the wire on the corner lamp, like it looks like he just cut a wire connecting the corner to somewhere and jsut rerouted it to the turn... is that all it is?
Yes.

Cut the black ground wire from the corner

Extend the end of that black wire coming from the corner by adding more wire of the appropriate gauge.

Tee that extended wire into the hot turn signal wire of the park/turn lamp on the same side of the truck as the corner.


Turn signal hot wire colors:
PS= white w/light blue stripe
DS= light green w/ white stripe


Remember that these connections will be exposed to weather for years to come. It is in your best interest to make reliable connections now and protect them from corrosion.
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Yes.

Cut the black ground wire from the corner

Extend the end of that black wire coming from the corner by adding more wire of the appropriate gauge.

Tee that extended wire into the hot turn signal wire of the park/turn lamp on the same side of the truck as the corner.


Turn signal hot wire colors:
PS= white w/light blue stripe
DS= light green w/ white stripe


Remember that these connections will be exposed to weather for years to come. It is in your best interest to make reliable connections now and protect them from corrosion.

It's a bit difficult to imagine how this will look on a 98~2000. Unlike the 2001+, you already have a wraparound double turn signal at the lower corner. When the headlights are off, there would be just one more blinking in unison with the other two. When the headlights/parking lights are on, the corner will alternate flashing with the two original blinkers below it. That might look cool but, then again, it's hard to visualize.
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well find out... you know where i could get these t- connectors? or can a wirenut with some silocone shot into it work?
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well find out... you know where i could get these t- connectors? or can a wirenut with some silocone shot into it work?
You don't want to use wire nuts on your truck. You can solder the connections or use legitimate connectors but you need to do something that is weatherproof and vibration proof for long term reliability.
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would lowes have these connectors? whats theyre actual name?
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I would try an auto parts store before Lowe's. Tell them what you're doing and they can help you find what you need.
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can someone post a pic of what the wires will look like on a 99 please... im still confused where i connect the wire on the corner lamp, like it looks like he just cut a wire connecting the corner to somewhere and jsut rerouted it to the turn... is that all it is?

I'll get a picture of my 2000 when I get home tonight. I just got me a new case of beer, and that means a few are goin down in the garage when I get home to relieve the stress of Quality Assurance "firefighting" all day long.
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you know where i could get these t- connectors?
I stopped by a local car stereo shop, and the guy gave me a few for $.75
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ok so i took my turn/corner off just now and on the corner i have: a brown wire, and a black wire...

and on the turn i have a green/white wire and then some otehr one... so i connect the black corner wire to the green/white turn signal wire...?

now do i just connect the corner to one? or to both my turn signals since the gen 4's have 2bulbs per signal?
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ok so i took my turn/corner off just now and on the corner i have: a brown wire, and a black wire...

and on the turn i have a green/white wire and then some otehr one... so i connect the black corner wire to the green/white turn signal wire...?

now do i just connect the corner to one? or to both my turn signals since the gen 4's have 2bulbs per signal?

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I liked bob's plain and simple explanation. I went outside in the misty rain and did it in five minutes and didn't even have to remove the coner light at all. Worked like a charm, thanks bob!
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Yes.

Cut the black ground wire from the corner

Extend the end of that black wire coming from the corner by adding more wire of the appropriate gauge.

Tee that extended wire into the hot turn signal wire of the park/turn lamp on the same side of the truck as the corner.


Turn signal hot wire colors:
PS= white w/light blue stripe
DS= light green w/ white stripe


Remember that these connections will be exposed to weather for years to come. It is in your best interest to make reliable connections now and protect them from corrosion.

I did this to my 2004 and they both blink at the same time. I thought, from the way everyone talked, that they would alternate. I still like it though.
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Headlights or parking lights on:
Corners flash alternately with turn signals

Lights off:
Corners flash in unison with turn signals
Damn! My bad! I didn't try it with the lights on yet.
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i think ima do this one too today, now to just find some mickey mouse wire....
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I did this mod to my 2000 and im 99.9% sure I hooked everything up correctly but now my blinkers donít work at all. Any body know what to do?
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fuse maybe? are you gettin power to em?

got a test light?
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All the lights work they just dont flash.
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sounds like you hooked the hot turn wire, to the hot marker wire
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I just undid the mod and hooked everything back to normal and they all still work but they still dont blink.
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