Let’s go to the rear of the car and look at these lights. Mine was hooked up incorrectly, according to many wiring diagrams, where the black and red wires should be switched. There is a Driver’s side assembly as well as a mirror image passenger side assembly.



These assemblies contain the following lights:

Light Position in Assem. Wire Color Bulb
Turn Signal Top Black VHD-N17-710212V 25W SF
Tail Light Inside Grey VHD-N17-710212V 25W SF
Brake Light Outside Red VHD-N17-710212V 25W SF
Reverse Light Bottom Blue VHD-N17-710212V 25W SF


Looking at the connector inside the trunk (passenger side) you can see the following:

Harness Wire Light Wire Connector
Brown Brown Ground in trunk area
Black Blue Triple in Trunk Area
Black/Green Black Triple in Trunk Area
Red/Black Red Triple in Trunk Area
Grey/Red Grey Three-way in Trunk going to Plate light

The license plate light is a VHD-N17-7182 12V4W bulb with a Grey/Blue and Brown connecting to a double between the hood and upper firewall.



Now, here is where the Mexican parts fail. The assemble I bought was sop cheap, it broke upon installation. I cleaned off my old solid ones from Hella and re-used these with the new lenses. The lenses needed to be modified by taking out the tin plates at the top and bottom, they are way to large for the Hella unit.



Okay, now plug in the battery and give them all a test. Fast flashers are short circuits, either at the bulb or wire. Usually the bulb needs replacing.

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ISOLATED THE WIRES RUNNING TO THE TEST CONNECTOR. You will drive yourself crazy trying to figure out intermittent problems.


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