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Old Mar 20th, 16, 02:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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wiring up tail lights on a pro street

what's up all.i have an 81 camaro pro street.my car use to be a drag car.i'm turning it into a pro street.the stock wiring harness is long gone and i'm hooking up my lights.i got my front lights working but the tail lights are harder to hook up. i have a
red wire
lite blue wire
yellow wire
orange wire
dark green wire
brown wire
white wire
lite green wire

does anyone know what wire goes where and how can i hook up my turn signals.

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Old Mar 20th, 16, 10:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: wiring up tail lights on a pro street

Here is a link to the wiring diagram from NastyZ28.com: http://www.nastyz28.com/camaro/wire/78w-rear.jpg
Rear lights are on the top right. Yellow is left turn and dk green is right turn, etc.
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Re: wiring up tail lights on a pro street

If those are factory wire colors the brown is tail lights the orange is hot all the time (probably fed dome light) the white is the switch side of dome light. I don't recall a red wire but if it's pink it's the fuel tank sender. I don't think I've seen the light blue or light green for anything but speakers.

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Old Mar 21st, 16, 10:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Re: wiring up tail lights on a pro street

i'll put a picture of the wires on here.these wires are coming off of the taillight wiring harness.

i have the front lights working off of a switch.how could i do the same with the tail light.
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Re: wiring up tail lights on a pro street

[QUOTE=wipeout;3499738]i'll put a picture of the wires on here.these wires are coming off of the taillight wiring harness.

i have the front lights working off of a switch.how could i do the same with the tail light.[/QUOTE]

Off of a headlight switch or toggle switch?
I'm pretty sure you can't make the taillights and turn signals and brake light work properly without the factory switches. You will at least need the brake light switch and the turn signal switch to get them to work correctly. If your tail light lenses are all red the brake light signal runs thru the T/S switch before it goes to the rear. if the T/S is on the signal to that side is interrupted so it flashes the other wide stays solid. If you have a yellow portion in the tail light lense you need the T/S switch and it is easier to wire up as the brake light signal goes straight to the bright filament in the tail light bulb from the brake light switch

Sorry for the long winded reply. I'm trying to cover all the scenarios.

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Old Mar 23rd, 16, 09:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
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Re: wiring up tail lights on a pro street

thanks for the info.i'm just trying to hook up the lights the easiest and best way i can and was curious how others did it with a pro street
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