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Old 10-28-2009, 09:56 PM   #1
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Ok....are the JDM sidemarkers suppose to be connected to the turn signal wire? or the parking signal? Can one hook it up to both somehow? So that it turns on with parking lights but also blink for the turn signals?
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Connect one wire to the green, and one wire to the red.

That way they are constantly on, and they also blink when you are turning. Every side marker install ive done, Ive wired up this way.


Did this install on Monday I believe.

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Connect one wire to the green, and one wire to the red.

That way they are constantly on, and they also blink when you are turning. Every side marker install ive done, Ive wired up this way.


Did this install on Monday I believe.

Thats a nice sick looking car.. Thanx for your clarification. I tough it was like that but needed confirmation. Thanx
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Red+black: Constantly on
Green+black: Blink only
Red+green: Always on+blink


No prolblem though! Glad to be of help! Car is whatever, hes new to the whole thing.
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Hey but he representing by keeping it D. I have a D. Just its VTEC. thank god. It would be boring with out it.
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Would your opinion change if I told you its automatic?! hahahahahaha


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its ok. We can't all be the same....that's what makes us better than the rest. Without him where would we be? So cheers to your friend..LoL
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thanks i am glad someone asked i just got my fenders to and was wondering
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Constantly on and blinking is wired to the normally closed of the blinker/park light relay right?
So it blinks the opposite of the cars regular turn signal?
Or is it just my imagination
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Ps can someone please post a link to the template to cut the fenders? For 99-00

I know ive seen it somewhere but i can never find 99-00
Since we're kinda on topic.....
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do i have to have a harness to wire them up or can i just get some wire, i installed mine a while ago and dont fell like spendin 40$ on a PW harness. just had a kid...
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:52 AM   #12
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well that depends. When I bought mine they came with plugs and a little wiring. So just add more wiring and tap into the turn signal wires. Also how much did all yall pay? I got a killer deal. I bought both used fenders in black for 50 bux..LoL. This guy was out of his mind and didn't want them anymore. Were thron in his garage. I lowballed him bad. He was asking 150. And in the end I got them for 50. Only thing is they are scratched. But I'm painting my car anyway so I didn't care much.
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I could be wrong, but i think the "correct" way to wire them is that they only work when you make a turn. Not on constant or constant+blink.
HOWEVER it is your car and i hope you set it up how U want it. gl
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Yep, JDM Civics don't have parking lights, just blinkers (or "winkers", as they call them).

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The "correct" way is to have them blink only when the blinkers blink and not be on at any other time. Many people like to do it this way for whatever reason, though.
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yeah...I knew that. But I like it more on when parking lights are on. Just wasn't sure if I could do both constant and blink. Now I know, so I'm gonna do it constant and blink.
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The "correct" way is to have them blink only when the blinkers blink and not be on at any other time. Many people like to do it this way for whatever reason, though.
Exactly,,that is the TRUE JDM way..lol
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The previous gen Acura TL has factory side markers that are constantly on. Acura of USA designed them to run that way. I don't know about JDM TL's though. I wired mine to be on with my parking lights. I'm happy with my choice
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Ps can someone please post a link to the template to cut the fenders? For 99-00

I know ive seen it somewhere but i can never find 99-00
Since we're kinda on topic.....
http://www.clubcivic.com/board/showt...r+side+markers

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Correct me if I'm wrong I know green plus red equals constant on and blink but don't u u need the black wire for ground?
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Background info:

Our corner lamps are dual filament bulbs which have 3 wires:
Red +12V parking lamp
Green +12V blinker
Black 0V ground
(colors may vary, check your manual or use a multimeter)

The sidemarker has a single filament, which has 2 wires:
Red +12V
Black 0v ground


How do you want it to be wired? There are 3 options...

Option 1:
-Sidemarker is illuminated (providing your parking lamps are on)
-Otherwise, sidemarker is off (it will not blink)

Option 2::
-Sidemarker and blinker blink in phase (at the same time)
-Otherwise, sidemarker is off

Option 3:
-Sidemarker and blinker blink out of phase (alternate illumination)
-Otherwise, sidemarker is illuminated (providing your parking lamps are on)


How do you wire them up?

Option1-
Connect Red to Red.
Connect Black to Black.

Option2-
Connect Green to Red.
Connect Black to Black.

Option3-
Connect Red to Red.
Connect Green to Black.


The reason/how option 3 works…

When the parking lights are on, +12V is on the positive side of the sidemarker and the blinker, being off, sends no voltage (0V) to the negative side. This +12V illuminates the bulb. Now, when the blinker is activated, +12V pulses are observed on the negative side. This means that there is +12V on BOTH sides of the bulb, which because of the lack of voltage difference, the bulb turns off. This is also why the blinker and sidemarker alternate illumination.

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*note the stock harness wire colors are extended to the side marker wire colors to better illustrate where the wires originate.

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good info, saved!
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:57 PM   #23
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Correct me if I'm wrong I know green plus red equals constant on and blink but don't u u need the black wire for ground?
I forgot how to say it, but with the relays your turn signals and parking lights have, one of the wires turns into a "ground".



pps DO NOT BUY THE PASSWORD HARNESS!! JUST USE REGULAR SPADE CONNECTORS AND ANY WIRE!! IT IS A RIP OFF!!
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:13 AM   #24
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what is the purpose of city lights?
stupid boook says never to drive with them on so whats the legal reason for having them?
why dont they just turn on with the headlights at the same time
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