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LED Breaklight I have an 82 FLHS. I bought an LED replacement tombstone taillight. I wired it in but it won't work. I went direct to to battery an it lights up. Can you help...

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  • t-rock1980 Nov 27, 2008

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You should have three wires coming from the light, a ground, a stop and a running. note that leds are diodes and conduct current only one way so if you reverse bias them they will not light up. if you have voltage at the wire from the brake switch, make sure the wires on the light are hooked up correctly. note also, if going through some type of lighting modules that are showing up, you might not be drawing enough current to activate the module in which case you will need to add a load to it which are available. however, being an 82 i doubt you have one. one other thought, if you only have two wires, it might be grounding through the light body and it would need a good connection to you fender.

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