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Old 09-01-2017, 02:52 PM
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Since I use the Ranger to go to town for parts and occasional lunch outings, I feel I need to add turn signals to the Ranger. I have rear brake lights (LED) now with running and stop lights. I want to add turn lights to the front fenders and tie them in to the existing rear lights. I have a 3 position toggle switch with an OFF center position that I will mount on the dash. Searching for some fender lights that would have running lights and signal lights, i.e., two filaments bulbs. I do need a flasher but not sure which one I need to have the right on/off delay.

Does anyone here have the skills to make a wiring diagram for me so I get it wired correctly?
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Old 09-01-2017, 06:28 PM
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So your not tying in to the vehical's turn signal switch? Are you going to power the running lights with the vehical's light switch?
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Old 09-01-2017, 07:15 PM
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So your not tying in to the vehical's turn signal switch? Are you going to power the running lights with the vehical's light switch?
No turn signal switch on the Ranger, just rear running/brake lights. I will tie into a 12V (key on) hot wire to power the running/turn signals.
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Me thinks that both Alchemist & myself were thinking your working on a
"Ford ranger truck" and now I think your "ranger" might be a ATV of
some sort ?
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Old 09-01-2017, 09:29 PM
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Sorry. My Polaris Ranger UTV.
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This looks like it would work
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Looks good. Thanks. Saved the link. Surprisingly, it was what I expected. The only thing I need to add is to tap into the existing wire going to the rear running lights. Also need to add an inline fuse for the turn signals. The lights will all be 12v leds so not much of a power draw. Thinking a 5 amp inline fuse would be plenty good.
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Looks good. Thanks. Saved the link. Surprisingly, it was as I expected. The only thing I need to add is to tap into the existing wire going to the rear running lights. Also need to add an inline fuse for the turn signals. The lights will all be 12v leds so not much of a power draw. Thinking a 5 amp inline fuse would be plenty good.
Ummmm milo, if your lights are plug & play just be sure the female ends are on the power side, not the other way around.

Once upon a time in a previous life, over 50 years ago, I hurriedly wired in some brand new saddle bag lights, no fuses, on a brand new BMW R70 & promptly burned up the entire wiring harness. In my yout-ful enthusiasm I had stupidly wired the male ends on the hot side. And one came unplugged, and found the frame ...... and smoke began to waft up between my legs ...... sitting at a red light ...... at night ....... in traffic on University Avenue......... with my wife on board.

I got the dealer to open his store to chew my ass out & sell me his only factory harness (which he never imagined he would sell) and then I was up all night replacing it all. Used some better plugs, with fuses and with the hot side to the well insulated female ends, and I heavily taped all splices, connectors or anything that even appeared to want to bite me again.

It was one of the most embarrassing screwups of my life, before or since.
I do not believe I've ever looked at or even thought about a harness or loom or even an add-on circuit without that episode flashing across my mind.
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Something like this should work for the flasher. Make sure what you get works with LEDs, and has a tail so you don't need to worry about a socket. You should be able to cut the connector off of this one, and solder it in. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-02-2017, 09:54 AM
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This is the flasher I plan to use. It has adjustable rate of flash for LEDs. Here are the lights I plan to use.
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