OK, so I am finishing building my 55 truck and can't find any information regarding the turn signals or wiring into the lights. I have the original diagram, but no turn signals, only a lead from the ignition switch. My question is, do I just wire a standard flasher then connect to brake light leads after the turn signal switch? Will this override the brakelights when on or vice versa? Do I have to get a override relay pack or something? What was stock, because thats all I want to do, nothing crazy, this truck has cost enough already. Any help out there?
Man its been so long since I did a custom wiring job I couldn't tell you. But I do have a '56 Chevy panel in storage that I custom wired years ago. This will be a good excuse for me to go see if the rats have gotten into it, or not.Hey, I'll bet after this you're wishing that you had picked up a Painless or American Autowire harness now, huh?Give me a day or two and I'll figure it out — In the meantime use your hand signals, you remember the one-finger salute right?
Thanks, John. Any help would be great. I guess a painless kit would have been...well, painless. But isn't that why we do these things? I am either the ultimate do-it-yourselfer or ultimately doing-myself-in. The last car I built from scratch was a 68 baja bug about 15 years ago and I had the same problem I am dealing with now. I received some advice to follow the signal stat wiring diagram, but those don't have the same amount of wires. It's just crazy to me that it was a stock option and i can't find a wiring diagram for it. Oh well. Wish me luck. Thanks
Pauley,Its going to be a couple of days before I can get to my '56. We are expecting rain in So Cal, and I don't want to unwrap it because I know those cheap Chinese blue tarps are going to disintegrate when I pull 'em.This isn't rocket science, I'd forget about the brake light circut(as in don't worry about). Run a fused hot lead to the T-sig flasher, and then run two wires up from the flasher to the turn-signal switch and then run the feeds to the left and right turn signals. What's the worst thats gonna happen, an electrical fire?