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"How To" Convert Side Marker Lights into Marker/Turn Signals

This works on all KAPPAs.
This mod now has two methods.

NEW easier way to do this mod, no cost.




Relay method for LEDs
Add an automotive relay on each side marker to convert them into turn signals and still retain the marker for the parking lights.
The relay is installed with the side marker +12V brown wire cut in half and connected to the relay in the normally closed position, position 87a to 30. The blinker +12V Light Blue wire is tapped and the black wire, hook them to position 85, 86.


The following picture is what you need to do this mod.

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Nice mod! Thanks for the write up.
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Dude, that is really clever! I think I need to do that. Thanks for the thorough how-to-do-it.
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Excellent mod!

This should be added to the how-to stickie.

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always thought that would be a good idea.

nice job!!!!
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A little more clarification for those of us with ohm's law disabilities, por favor..

I see and understand the two connections to the front blinker, but the brown wire is not so visible. I imagine it's in the small wire bundle near the relay.

Is the brown wire just cut, with one end connected to 87, and one end to 30?

Also, what size relay do we get?

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One more question-did you look at swapping the mini wedge bulb & socket to accommodate the turn signal 3157 bulb?


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I would have just connected my "OTHER" lights to them. LOL!!!


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Okay, so you are going to stock pile the pices required for the next mod meet right?

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