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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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Wiring running lights --

I looked around the forum but didn't find the info I need. New issue:
I removed my broken running lights to find they were powered by 1 wire ( black - shown in pics). However, my new replacement lights have 3 wires coming from them (pic). Can anyone advise me on on hooking these up? Thanks.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 11:05 AM
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Do you have a make/model on the new lights? They probably have extra features the old ones don't.

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Old one wire bulb and base was Ground.

Three wire: Black wire probably Ground, other wires probably Run and Turn.

H-D uses Black as Ground.

Read data or sales info/specs.

You can test before installing.
VTX has a battery cable on the starter relay
for easy access. A fuse or 12 volt bulb can be used as a protective device in series with the light under test..

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So - red is high beam - green = low -- black =ground. Just did some process of elim testing. I am going w/ low beam because I only have 1 wire from the power source / no obvious way to switch them on/off (I do have a switch to turn the running lights themselves on and off) + low will draw less current (I think) and don't want to complicate things 'cause every time I go outside I lose 4 pounds of fluids. Now to wire them up neatly. Thanks y'all.
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Is that on a light bar? What model bike? what kind of replacement light?

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Maybe im looking at it wrong but is your light bar upside down? looks like it will hold water with the sides going up? Don't listen to me im old lol.
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So - red is high beam - green = low -- black =ground. Just did some process of elim testing. I am going w/ low beam because I only have 1 wire from the power source / no obvious way to switch them on/off (I do have a switch to turn the running lights themselves on and off) + low will draw less current (I think) and don't want to complicate things 'cause every time I go outside I lose 4 pounds of fluids. Now to wire them up neatly. Thanks y'all.

Using a SPDT toggle switch you could choose either one; low or high.
Using a SPDT Center OFF toggle switch : Off, Low, High
I use standard mini switches.
My aux front lighting is leds, no more than 1.5 amps current draw.

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