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Old 05-11-2018, 11:56 AM   #11
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Just spent way too much doing my led conversion. Bought about 15 meters of various colors up the road at Britishwiring, (fortunately about 20 minutes from my house). Most of it was 14 strand/18AWG, and some was 28 strand/14AWG (to match rear FOG and spare purple wire). The connectors I bought from LRdirect to plug into my Wipac's are like 20AWG wire, which is annoying but being LED I guess it does not matter.

Here is how I found out which was the standard.
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Thanks all.

It is a missing ground.
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It usually is.
Glad you fixed it.
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Thanks all.

It is a missing ground.
Would you happen to have a pic of exactly what you did to fix the issue? I have the same problem with mine. Thanks
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It usually is.
Glad you fixed it.
Thanks once I read ground I figured it was much easier than any other wiring issue.

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Would you happen to have a pic of exactly what you did to fix the issue? I have the same problem with mine. Thanks
I didn't exactly fix it just yet.

But it appears that the ground on my rear light was/is not making a connection to the body like the right rear light probably is. I ran a wire from that licorice looking bundle of wire to the screw holding the light to the body to test it and it started working. I am going to run a wire from that same bundle of wires to through the "plugged" hole where the rest are and have the wire crimped to an "eye" wire termination and screw that to the screw holding the light to the body.

I'll try to grab a pic when finished.
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Thanks once I read ground I figured it was much easier than any other wiring issue.



I didn't exactly fix it just yet.

But it appears that the ground on my rear light was/is not making a connection to the body like the right rear light probably is. I ran a wire from that licorice looking bundle of wire to the screw holding the light to the body to test it and it started working. I am going to run a wire from that same bundle of wires to through the "plugged" hole where the rest are and have the wire crimped to an "eye" wire termination and screw that to the screw holding the light to the body.

I'll try to grab a pic when finished.

That's very helpful, thanks!
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I finally got around to fixing this. End of school prep for the family to leave for the summer. Now I am how alone with projects to finally get around to. But I partially fractured my foot so by the time I get home I usually want to sit. Doesn't help my already ailing back either.





Anyway not many pictures could be taken I was able to use a cold chisel to get the old ground wire removed from the body. I put the new screw up from the bottom as reaching the nut from below is darn near impossible. I used #8 nut and bolt for that. I'll add pictures later. For some reason I guess I didn't take pictures or my phone didn't snap them when I thought it did.


On the rear light I used a #6 bolt and nut where the copper ground wire is and put the ground on body in the back obviously. lol


I put a nut on the body side then the grounding wire hoop then lock washer and another nut. I figured it had 2 nuts less chance they would loosen.


I probably could have put the screw from the back side in and putting the nut inside the lens but I wasn't sure if the length of the screws would have worked too well.

Ironically when I tested the lights the bulb started to cloud up so I need to replace a bulb. I put another one in and all seemed to work great.


I am eventually replacing the lights anyway in the fall so I figured this would get me through the summer.
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