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Hi Everyone, I Just purchased my first CX500 and I am trying to switch out the tail light. I bought a universal 3 function(stop, turn, tail) taillight from advanced auto parts because I really liked the look of it. I mounted it in the original taillight mounting bracket that came with the bike. My problem is I have a black and red wire coming out of the new light, and a brown, green, and green and yellow wire coming from the bike to the Tail light. Is it possible to make this light work with the bike?







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If your new lamp only has two wires then it can't be a Stop AND Tail let alone and indicator light as well




If you think about it you need 3 wires for a stop/tail lamp.



1 wire for the Brake lamp

1 Wire for the Tail lamp

1 wire for the ground to the frame.



If it could do indicators as well it would need another 2 wires as well one for each side
 

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I also thought it was a "this can function as one of these 3" so I went back to the store the guy there assured me it is not. I guess if I ground the third wire to the light it should work. I'll let you know how I make out tomorrow. Thanks for the help guys
 

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What about your license plate lamp?
 

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trailer light. two wires in ground on the frame.


How do you feel about the double taillight look? (sounds like it might be the only turn signal option)







Marshallf3: Good question; I would guess that there isn't a clear lens portion on the bottom of the lamp.



Good luck, JoeyRock, and I like the tail lamp style. Hope it works out for you.



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What about your license plate lamp?
I don't see one on his but usually there is a clear section at the bottom letting the running light shine down on the plate.
 
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