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Old 09-02-2010
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01 Tail Light Wiring Color Codes??

So, I broke down & got an 01 tail light wiring harness from my buddy Bird76Mojo (arrived today man, thanks!) but upon inspection, I noticed that the plug in connectors for the tail light bulbs are a very different shape than my 96 has or even the extra bulb holders I have... this isn't a big deal, I'll just trim off the original ones & graft on the others I have.

Question is.......

Which wire does what?!?

On one 3 wire connector I have Yellow, Gray & Black/Yellow stripe
On the other 3 wire connector I have Black/Yellow stripe, Gray & Purple
On the 2 wire connectors I have Brown/Yellow & Black/Yellow

I'm guessing the black/yellow is the ground, but does anyone know which of the other wires are the "major" & "minor" ie: brake, turn, etc.

I know I should just plug it in & test each wire, but I can't get my truck in the garage & it's too darn hot outside to be fooling around with this.

Thanks for helping a lazy dude.
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Buggman, I have an '01 and it only has 2 lights in the tails. (Reverse and stop/turn/running)

I just went out to my truck and check this with a test light.

Here is my wiring:

Black................Ground
Brown...............Running
BK/P.................Reverse
OR/LB..............Turn Signal (Passenger side)
LG/OR..............Turn Signal (Driver's side)

Brake light must be tied into the turn signals.

I thought my lights were stock, but I could be wrong.

My Reverse light is on top.

Hope this helps...
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Thanks man,
I dunno what the deal is with these funky color wires... (scratches head)
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