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Since you sound like you know what you're talking about I figured I'd message you directly :)

Okay I kind of understand what what you're saying I think. I'll wire the black wire from the car into the black wire of the light I bought and then run the red wire from the other end of the light to some place to ground it on the frame? I don't have a test light, I actually don't even know what that is, so I'm just doing it with the light I purchased. I'm not so sure that the wires with lines on them are tied in for trailer lighting however, because these are the wires that were originally tied directly into the sockets that I put my turn signal bulbs into (not in a wiring harness for trailer lights which I've seen on other vehicles before). When I disassembled it today I was surprised to see that, coming from the one harness there were three wires going to the turn signal bulb socket and only two wires on the light I bought. With the wiring configuration I explained in my previous where my interior lights dimmed in sync with the blinker I was able to get both a blinker and brake light response out of it (although I don't think I tested both of them at the same time which is what I think you're getting at with the double element bulb thing). Would you expect there to be three wires on the aftermarket turn signal I bought if it were a double-element bulb? I've never delt with this before, so I just picked up a generic rear turn signal at Wal-Mart the other day. If I need some other sort of light that you can think of please let me know and I'd be able to go purchase it ASAP. Thanks for your help by the way

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    It says that the red wire goes to the gurn signal and the black wire goes to the brake. I rigged it up like that and both of them work individually, but when I have the blinker on and then apply the brake it doesn't do both (i.e. I assume this is what a double-element bulb would be needed for). The only thing is that my car has an extra black wire coming out of it. I did green to red and black to brown as the turn signal instructions said, but the wiring harness going to my original bulb had a black wire also. As of now I'm assuming my setup is just fine since both turn and brake work, but the only "problem" is that the turn signal blinks about twice as fast (which normally happens to indicate that one of my bulbs is out). So I'm fine sticking witht he current setup temporarily, but if theres a way to fix that I'd be interested...

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If it is for a turn signal and there are 3 wires, then it will require a double element bulb if it did not come with one, I think the 1140A comes to mind. One for the brakelight and one for the turn signal. a test light is just a probe with a small 12 volt light in it and an alligator clip for attaching to a ground point. when you find 12 volt with the sharp probe for digging into wires without having to strip them. with turn signal on the light should blink on the test light, since it is temporary it would not matter which one goes on as long as it is on and working the kit should have come with a clamp on wire splice, if you had the test light you could make sure which wire was which and simply tap into that power line. About the 3 wires one for turn signal, one for brakelight and one for ground, it should have at least come with an instruction sheet to indicate which wire was ground? Hope this helps, if not I will be here to help.

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