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Tail light mod...

Did the headlight mod, works great... Did the tail light mod everything works but when I hit the signal and hold the break the flasher blinks once then a millisecond after blinks again... Does anyone know what I could do so it could flash normal?
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tail light mod...? pics? check the connections and bulbs
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Man didn't take step by step pic but i did record the final look... i'll make a video and post it up and since i have a three socket bulbs
1st being a signal
2nd being a brake
3rd being a reverse

i cut the ground off the (2nd) brake light and soldered it together with the pulse signal power from the (1st) signal light.
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i cut the ground off the (2nd) brake light and soldered it together with the pulse signal power from the (1st) signal light.
this is more than likely your problem. a light needs a source and a ground to work. if you take the ground away, it's not going to work right.
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this is more than likely your problem. a light needs a source and a ground to work. if you take the ground away, it's not going to work right.[/QUOTE]

So in other words there's probably nothing I could rewire to calm the blinker
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Did the headlight mod, works great... Did the tail light mod everything works but when I hit the signal and hold the break the flasher blinks once then a millisecond after blinks again... Does anyone know what I could do so it could flash normal?
I'm just as confused as you here.....LOL What exactly did you do? Sounds like you had a 2 bulb set-up and changed it to a 3 bulb set-up, but were not sure as how to do it correctly.

Follow the wiring on the attached link and you'll be o.k.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f59/ho...lights-106688/

Don't be afraid to search on here, pretty much EVERYTHING has been done before and answered in one way or another.

Good luck!
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I'm just as confused as you here.....LOL What exactly did you do? Sounds like you had a 2 bulb set-up and changed it to a 3 bulb set-up, but were not sure as how to do it correctly.

Follow the wiring on the attached link and you'll be o.k.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f59/ho...lights-106688/

Don't be afraid to search on here, pretty much EVERYTHING has been done before and answered in one way or another.

Good luck!

I got a 99 and it already has the three lights. What I did was cut the ground off the brake light and connect it to the pulsing signal of the blinker wire so they could alternate blinking. But when I have all my lights on, have a blinker on and brake it does double the blink.
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