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Tail light / Brake light wireing 1966-67 Canso


Hi I'm trying to troubleshoot the wiring in the trunk but it has been so long since my Canso was on the road that I can't recall just how the tail lights are supposed to function.  If the running lights are on which of the bulbs are lit?  The upper - lower - or both?  What then should happen if you engage the brake?  And finally what is correct if you engage the turn signal?  Thanks for your time and interest



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both lights work running and signal. all 4 bulbs are 1157s

I went and got LED bulbs for mine so as not to over heat the lens 



-- Edited by canso_SD on Tuesday 23rd of January 2018 07:28:08 PM

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So all 4 on for brake/signal?

They changed it from 65. On 65, only the outer ones come on for brake/signal, all 4 on for tail lights.

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yep yep all 4 . if you take a bulb out of the socket you can see dual contacts that is a dead give away thats how they function.

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I wonder what the reasoning was for the change from one brake light per side the year before?



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Yup...Kelly is right,all bright brake/turn. That is going to be one gorgeous 67 SD when done! Need more pics!nod.gif



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Is your 67 a red on red car.

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Thanks for the quick reply's. I understand that one element in each of the four "sections" are illuminated when the park lights or head lights are engaged. I still have a question about the tail lights; is the top section of the housing operating the signal lights and the bottom displays the brake lights? I may not have worded my original question very well, thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Yes my car was and will be red on red.


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67CansoSD wrote:

Thanks for the quick reply's. I understand that one element in each of the four "sections" are illuminated when the park lights or head lights are engaged. I still have a question about the tail lights; is the top section of the housing operating the signal lights and the bottom displays the brake lights? I may not have worded my original question very well, thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Yes my car was and will be red on red.


 Top and bottom both flash when signal on, top and bottom both bright when brakes applied. All 4 on (dim) when parking/headlights on. So with no signal on all 4 should be bright with brakes applied and if left turn on both upper and lower left bulbs should flash.



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think of it as not top and bottom, but as each light has two bulbs that do the same thing.


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