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To wire theturn signal in

To wire the turn signal there are two wires but the new ones have three wires font one are orange and the back ones are red and i want to know how to wire the back turn signal to be my brake and turn signals too

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If they are dual function blubs its easy one goes to ground one to blinker and the other to the brake light. if the blub is not dual function you will need a module to turn them into stop, run ,blink function. there are aftermarket and harley make a module as well.

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1. First step is to check the bulb, or with a multi-meter test for continuity. The bulb should have 2 filaments. One for running lights, and one (brighter) for turn signal.
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Beings yours is probably mounted vertically, let's say #1 is at the top, and #9 is at the bottom.

#1 should have a VIOLET wire going to the LEFT REAR TURN SIGNAL (disregard all the turn signal info if you're not running turn signals), a BLACK wire going to the LEFT FRONT TURN SIGNAL, and a VIOLET wire going to the EMERGENCY FLASHER SWITCH. THREE WIRES TOTAL

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