Posted 8/1/2004 9:09 PM (#4275) Subject: Using turn signals ALSo as rnning lights on older BMW
Location: Northern Illinois
I have a 1974 R90/6 and I want to be able to use the front and rear turn signals also as running lights. Is there a replacement bulb out there that can handle both these function? If not, I am, open to alternative suggestions.
Posted 8/2/2004 4:30 PM (#4298 - in reply to #4275) Subject: RE: Using turn signals ALSo as rnning lights on older BMW
Location: Boise, Idaho
In order to use your turn signal lights as running lights you will have to replace the wiring to use a double contact socket in the lamp fixture. If the turn signals are just single function lamps they only use a single contact lamp and socket. This would be replaced with a dual contact lamp (Stop/taillight lamp).
Wire the lower candlepower side to the taillight circuit and the high candlepower filament to your turn signals. You might want to toss in a heavy duty turn signal relay at the same time.