- Hi, I have a 72 Dodge Commando and can't seem to get the rear lights
working. Any ideas would be great. I've searched the archives and
haven't seemed to get any ideas there. I'm pretty lame when it comes
to working on wires so bare with me...
When I got the MH two years ago the rears worked on and off. I got
all new light housings to start. I pull the old one's off and the
exposed wires are thus: Green/Orange/White/Brown/Yellow from the left
side. Green/Orange/Brown/White going over to the right (same four
going down to the hitch wiring).
When I hook up the new light assemblies (LH-Orange to backup,
Green/Brown/Yellow to brake/turn--RH-Orange to backup, Green/Brown to
Any ways, when I hook them up and turn on the parking lights, the
dual element bulb has both elements shining brightly. When I turn on
either of the signals, they both blink with both elements going. When
I depress the brake pedal, nothing happens either way. When I turn
the parking lights off and ignition off, the lights are still on
bright as before. When I remove the yellow wire the whole thing goes
It seems to me that none of the wires should be hot until the brakes
are depressed, the lights are turned on or the turn signal is used.
The yellow wire is constantly hot.
Based on what I wrote, any ideas on why I can't get the brake lights
to come on or go off? Is the yellow wire supposed to be hot all the
time? Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks.
- Check for a bad ground connection!!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "John" <jce0710@...> wrote:
> Hi, I have a 72 Dodge Commando and can't seem to get the rear lights
> working. Any ideas would be great. I've searched the archives and