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Old 12-28-2005
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possible to turn off corner (signal) lights...

ok, so I am new here, but have been on many of times... i've drivin around and have seen other rangers driving with their corners off while driving, is it possible to re-wire, or pull a fuse somewhere to get them off while driving, but still use to signal, and still have the dash loights and tail lights on? thx guys
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Pull the bulb....
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My corners don't signal.... Your do? If they are like mine it might take a schematic to figure it out. My lights turn on when the parking lights are on. They don't blink when the turn signal is on.
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He has a '95. You would probably have to re-wire, to turn them off but still be used as turn signals
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Why on earth would you want to drive around without tail lights? I wouldn't tell you how just because it is really bad idea. Perhaps you do have a decent reason but in the absense of a good explanation, I can't help you or encourage anyone else to do so. It would be like if you asked how to disable the brakes or make the steering wheel not work.
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Why on earth would you want to drive around without tail lights? I wouldn't tell you how just because it is really bad idea. Perhaps you do have a decent reason but in the absense of a good explanation, I can't help you or encourage anyone else to do so. It would be like if you asked how to disable the brakes or make the steering wheel not work.
I think what hes asking is how to turn off the corner lights but still have the dash and taillights, atleast thats how im reading it
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Why on earth would you want to drive around without tail lights? I wouldn't tell you how just because it is really bad idea. Perhaps you do have a decent reason but in the absense of a good explanation, I can't help you or encourage anyone else to do so. It would be like if you asked how to disable the brakes or make the steering wheel not work.
yea hes trying to make it so that his tails still light up but not his corners...
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cut the wire, or go to radio shack and buy a cheap toggle swtich and put it on the corner lights power cable
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i think hes talking about his corners coming on as running lights even though his light switch is off....but i see he is in nova scotia, i THINK they are required to have running lights all the time? i may be wrong....
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ok he is really saying this... when he turns on his headlights and tailights the corners also come on. He wants to make it so the corners dont come on when he turns on his heads and tails but he wants the corners to still work as a blinker. its easy to understand people come on. just i dont know how to do it.
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ok, i get it, i had misunderstood him, i got it now, but i dont know how to do it
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This mod is almost certainly illegal and I don't recommend it for a street driven vehicle. I can't see why it would be desirable but it would not be difficult to do.

Unlike later models, the front corners on a 95 are dual filament bulbs. The brown wire to each is for the parking/running lights. There is also a black ground wire plus another color for the turn signals on either side. Interrupting the brown wires to the front corners should turn off the front parking/running lights without affecting the turn signals.

This would not affect the function of the DRL's at all because the DRL module supplies pulsed voltage to the headlights only, not the running lights.
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Are we only talking FRONT corners here there?
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Cut the 'Minor' Wire, as specified on the harness on the housing side of the wires, where they plug into the light. Walla, blinker with no running lights. I tapped into the Minor wire to make it so that my fogs came on with my parking lights. The 'Ghettofied' Auto-on!
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Are we only talking FRONT corners here there?
theres only corners in the front.... tail lights are taillights, brake lights are break lights....
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In my world (emergency vehicles, etc), "Corner Lights" constitutes all 4 corners so thats why I thought he meant all the way around.
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thx

wow, i didnt relaize how many people could misunderstand what i was asking... and i apologize to emergency vehicle, etc guy, as for myself, that's why i need them off while driving... i've got my legal green strobes in the corners and they cant be seen while driving with the corners (front, not taillights) on, volunteer FF in NS can use green strobes while on dispatch.. newho, thx guys for the help
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Haha, well then now it makes sense! You an probably understand where I was coming from then. If I say "corner strobes" or "corners", it is usually refering to all for corners. When it's only the front or back, I'm used to specifying front corners or rear corners. I guess I over-anylized this post.

You could be really slick and use a relay to turn the front corner lights off when the strobes come on.
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