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 3 wire tailight converted to a 2 wire set up. Any tips?

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PostSubject: 3 wire tailight converted to a 2 wire set up. Any tips?   Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:52 am

How do u hook up pre 61 two wire tailights, to a 64 three wire set up? I'm confused... somebody's gotta have a solution. Thanx again guys... jocolor
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PostSubject: Re: 3 wire tailight converted to a 2 wire set up. Any tips?   Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:32 am

I have seen people do this 2 ways.

The easiest route to me seems to be to use a 3 wire to 2 wire trailer light converter.

The other method I have seen is people make a new flasher/stop light circuit using 4 relays, but this method involves the front flashers as well as the indicator light.

Here is a decent link with the diagrams from the Samba:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=476562&highlight=tail+light

I am obsessed with relays, so I would probably go that route.

I created a new flasher circuit for my Ghia instead of buying the 60 dollar stock switch with 4 standard 12v auto relays.

I guess I never took a pic of that, but that link will give you the idea...

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PostSubject: Re: 3 wire tailight converted to a 2 wire set up. Any tips?   Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:45 am

I haven't tried the trailer converter trick, but I like the sound of it. In the past, I have wired in 2 wire lights from scratch, and it is a lot of work. Just my 2 cents.......
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