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Offline rla98

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Tale of two male electrical connections
« on: September 05, 2021, 05:30:38 PM »
Hi all,

I have a 1976 K-10 Stepside.

I am replacing the one piece taillights with the Individual brake and reverse lights, which are correct for this year.

I also ordered a new wiring harness. The old one is pretty crusty.

As you can see if I have two male connections. What am I missing?



Thanks, -R.


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Re: Tale of two male electrical connections
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2021, 09:12:14 PM »
Try PT183 for the matching pigtail.
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Re: Tale of two male electrical connections
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2021, 05:07:24 PM »
Thank you for your reply.
Any idea where I might purchace the pigtails?

I also do not understand why they are not compatible out of the box!!!

-R.

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Re: Tale of two male electrical connections
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2021, 05:40:29 PM »
Your harness is for the square tail lights like the grote ones. You can buy pigtails online, parts stores can get them etc
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Re: Tale of two male electrical connections
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2021, 09:53:00 AM »
The harness in the picture is a new American Auto wire harness for 1973-1976 Stepside.  :(

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Re: Tale of two male electrical connections
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2021, 04:43:02 PM »
Okay, so how was your original harness terminated? Did it have the same pigtail as the new lamp?
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              ⌠ŻŻŻŻŻ'   [☼===☼]
              `()_);-;()_)--o--)_)

74 GMC, 75 K5, 84 GMC, 85 K20, 86 k20, 79 K10