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Old 03-21-2007, 11:18 PM   #1
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NEED help installing new tail lights

First off, I apologize if this is not the right section... Anywho I just got some of the 01 tail lights for my 99 from burtman industries (great products) and have half way succeed instaling them. I apologize ahead of time for not having pictures to illustrate my issues and my ignorance of technical terms. The electircal wiring has some wires that clip into a white piece (which I have done) and a white wire that has a gold ring at the end. I see where the gold ring should be, but did not have the time to unscrew the screw that was holding in the old ring. When i just clipped in the multi wire circuit (white thing) the lights seem to work but have odd flashing patterns as follows:

When I put it in reverse and have the brake on, the turn signals stay lit but not the reverse light. Then when I release the brake and have it in reverse then the reverse light goes on.
Also when I turn on the turn signal in either direction, the brake lights flash at the same time, then the turn signal, then the brake, etc...

And those are some weird light patterns just to name a few... not even mentioning the reverse light on the dash always stays on.

I suspect all this is due to not yet installing the new gold ring that is connected to the wire (sorry again for not knowing the name). If anyone can make sense of what I am saying lol please tell me what the problem might be.

Thanks for putting up with my confusion.

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Old 03-21-2007, 11:59 PM   #2
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Did u get the correct harness for the housings, that o-ring is for the ground, i would want a good stable ground. Hope that helps.
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ditto on the ground fix that and you should be fine
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Old 03-22-2007, 12:24 AM   #4
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ok I THINK I know what you guys mean by ground..... The wire that is not yet connected is white and at the end has a gold ring that will eventially be held down by a screw.... I think that is the 'ground'.. correct??
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Old 03-22-2007, 12:30 AM   #5
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borrowing this pic did you ground that one with the ring connector ?

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Old 03-22-2007, 12:32 AM   #6
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.....Thanks for the quick reply..... and my answer to if i grounded it would be a no. Lol ya should probably do that. Well guys thanks alot for your help and tolerance, If I were in your guys position I would have called me an idiot lol. Thanks

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well ground it and and tell us if it worked
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White wire Ground.....

Match the other colors to their respective colors.
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That should be your fix now screw that shizzit.
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Old 03-22-2007, 01:18 AM   #10
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That's good stuff, majority of my wiring probs lead to bad grounds, then conections. One time my turn signals wouldn't work and it was because i had the hazard light button disconnected cus' i was doin stereo stuff...the same with the dome lights--if you don't screw in the one with the o-ring you get no connection for ground.......frustrating yet simple. which tails did you get? I've got lot's of goodies from Jason B.
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looks like he got the 01-02 style ones i got about $500 dollars worth of stuff comeing from jason b
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Elton..sounds like my upcoming weekend and it's not fun not knowing what goodies you got!!!! How far is Toledo from Portland? I've never wheeled in OR. Here's a peek of my black housed TeZZa'a
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Elton..sounds like my upcoming weekend and it's not fun not knowing what goodies you got!!!! How far is Toledo from Portland? I've never wheeled in OR.
about a 3hr drive i got tyc tail lights might be to much bling for some people but i dont like blending in with the other 4runners see profile for pics

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Well I finally grounded it and it works great. Thanks for all your help. Will post pics of the lights and my rig in a bit

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about a 3hr drive i got tyc tail lights might be to much bling for some people but i dont like blending in with the other 4runners see profile for pics
had those same lights , blang blang
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Well I finally grounded it and it works great. Thanks for all your help. Will post pics of the lights and my rig in a bit

Doug
By the way Doug, Your an idiot ! Just kidding,Lol. Glad you got it fixed, Mike
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had those same lights , blang blang
Are you going to get another 4runner? Sorry for the thread-jack
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wheres the pics
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lol comin tomorrow, by the time i get off work its 8 and dark.. Frikin crazy people who decide to play golf half an hour before it gets dark.. (I work in a pro shop... Oops off topic).
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i rather get 01-02 style which i do already lights over altezzas, tyc junk. that crap is too tacky for me.
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