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Author Topic: How to: Convert your side marker into a turn signal  (Read 21064 times)

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How to: Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« on: December 29, 2008, 09:29:37 AM »
This works on all KAPPAs.  FREEEEEEEEE



Cut back insulation going to the side marker to expost the two wires, pull out the black wire and clip it as far away from the side marker as possible. This will give you room for the wire to reach the other harness.

Cut off/remove all the electrical tape going to the plug to expose the 4 wires.  I used a wire stripper on the blue wire to slide the insulation back a tiny bit and stripped the end of the black wire.  I then wrapped the black wire exposed end around the stripped section of the blue wire.  Soldered the joint and tapped everything back up.  It looks factory but has a much better safety feature.

See the difference
http://www.youtube.com/v/n2sqdzgdl1A
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Re: How to - Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2008, 11:13:06 AM »
As usual...you da' man.  :thumbs:
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Re: How to - Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2008, 11:14:37 AM »
Youtube is blocked at work, does it work now?

I just tried it. THAT is a neat mod. After I sort out the home brewed CAI I will do that quick mod. Thanks.
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Re: How to - Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2008, 11:41:21 AM »
Shoot, that simple too.  I went through the trouble of drilling three holes into the back of each reflector above the bulb housing and wiring in single LED's to the directionals.  This would have been so much easier.  :gaah:

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Re: How to - Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2008, 12:07:47 PM »
DBG went around and did about 20 at his Mod Meet.  :thumbs:

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Re: How to: Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2009, 05:44:27 PM »
Thanks to DBG....PoPs is flashing. Simple to do and took about thirty minutes if that long. Most of the time was probably spent finding my tools. Had seen this posted elsewhere but I held off doing it because of the relay use. If you haven't done this yet what are you waiting on? Snip, splice, tape. If PoPs can do it even you can do it. Thanks Joe.   :thumbs:
« Last Edit: January 12, 2009, 05:45:28 PM by Popsintx »
Pops' car is Cool, Black Leather. Everything but Onstar and pretty much stock. VIN 12228.

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Re: How to: Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2009, 09:06:57 PM »
cool, works great too :)

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Re: How to: Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2009, 10:09:54 PM »
Thanks to DBG....PoPs is flashing. Simple to do and took about thirty minutes if that long. Most of the time was probably spent finding my tools. Had seen this posted elsewhere but I held off doing it because of the relay use. If you haven't done this yet what are you waiting on? Snip, splice, tape. If PoPs can do it even you can do it. Thanks Joe.   :thumbs:
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Re: How to: Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2009, 10:35:07 PM »
:lol:
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Re: How to: Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2009, 12:14:21 PM »
:rofl:

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Re: How to: Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2009, 02:22:24 PM »
Thanx i just finished it this mornin.....genius  :thumbs:......

here is wut it looks like.....


afterwards.....

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Re: How to: Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2009, 03:11:24 PM »
I have a recommendation for you.  Take it back off from the bumper side of the connection and splice it in on the car side of the harness.  That way, if you need to remove the bumper, the connector can be disconnected.

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Re: How to: Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2009, 04:56:57 PM »
I didnt think it wud still work that way

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Re: How to: Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2009, 05:26:59 PM »
DarkSlySol, as DeepBlue GXP has said, if you have to remove your bumper after you have done the mod in that manner, you will have to cut wires. If you merely move the connection on the white wire to the other side of that connector you will be able to disconnect that harness. I have photoshopped one of your pictures to show you what we mean.

It will work fine the way it is and it is not incorrect but making the electrical connection on the other side of the connector might make things easier for someone down the road.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2009, 06:50:27 PM by Sly Bob »
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Re: How to: Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2009, 05:37:50 PM »
And clean your engine compartment.  How did you get so much dirt in there living in Sunny California?????  :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: How to: Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2009, 07:41:49 PM »
Dust storms and water rationing from it being so dry.
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Re: How to: Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2009, 07:56:06 PM »
That's how the doctor described my vasec....   Oh, sorry, nothing to see here. Move along, move along.   :devil:

Oops. TMI. I once described it as "no big deal" . THAT was a mistake for sure.
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Re: How to: Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2009, 04:05:27 PM »
DarkSlySol, as DeepBlue GXP has said, if you have to remove your bumper after you have done the mod in that manner, you will have to cut wires. If you merely move the connection on the white wire to the other side of that connector you will be able to disconnect that harness. I have photoshopped one of your pictures to show you what we mean.

It will work fine the way it is and it is not incorrect but making the electrical connection on the other side of the connector might make things easier for someone down the road.


Still though if you had to remove the bumper wouldn't you have to unplug the bulbs thus not having to worry about the wires?

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Re: How to: Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2009, 04:08:57 PM »
And clean your engine compartment.  How did you get so much dirt in there living in Sunny California?????  :lol: :lol: :lol:

Oh u be suprised when u cruise as much as i do :D....plus it is kinda dry out here cus no rain.....But we can have to top down 95% of the year

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Re: How to: Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2009, 05:34:16 PM »
so i guess no one figured out how to make the turn singnal and foglights light up in sync?

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Re: How to: Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2009, 06:21:59 PM »
You don't have to normally unplug the bulbs to remove the bumper, just the one plug on the harness.  This weekend if ChuckDoc will come over, I'll take photos of the install for his car.

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Re: How to: Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2009, 08:27:10 PM »
so i guess no one figured out how to make the turn singnal and foglights light up in sync?
I believe DeepBlueGXPs original mod had the turn signals and the marker lights flash in sync. It however required the addition of two relays to the circuit. It was no longer a free mod and added unnecessary complexity. If flashing in sync is important to you, you could contact DeepBlueGXP for more information.

The mod with relays also has the added benefit of allowing you to use LEDs in the circuit. The free mod, i.e. without the relays, will not support LEDs.
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Re: How to: Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2009, 08:31:29 PM »
The blink in sync when your lights are on!!!!!

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Re: How to: Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2009, 08:34:21 PM »
The blink in sync when your lights are on!!!!!

That is with the free mod that they do that?
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Re: How to: Convert your side marker into a turn signal
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2009, 08:35:53 PM »
Yes

 

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