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Hey guys, I've ran into a little problem. So I bought this integrated tail light from eBay but it has all 5 wires bunched up into one connector.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Smoke-LED-Br...ccessories&hash=item2c85b1bd3e&vxp=mtr&_uhb=1

I tried a bunch of random combinations and ended up popping my turn signal fuse by accident. It didn't come with any wire specifics so I'm pretty much stuck at this point. Any suggestions?
 

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No instructions that detail which each wire is for? If not, then just use a jumper wire to give each pin 12v power to determine which is which. Typically black would be ground, so I would run ground to the black terminal then apply 12v positive to each of the other pins one at a time to see what function lights up. I would expect red to be taillight/running light.
 

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I have this same signal. When I inquired to wiring this is what he told me.

"Green lines is for the signal lights, blue line is for the brake light, red line is for the night light, black line is for the cathode."
Don't remember if it was correct. I'll check my wiring when I get home. I bought these and ripped off that weird end plug to turn it into plug and play.

http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?nav=item.view&id=290709529876&alt=web

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http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?nav=item.view&id=161342484195&alt=web
 

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I bought the same one and its feeling like a huge mistake. One wtf is up with the blue lights on top?

and the wiring was fucking crazy, i pop the relay and a fuze.

its cause:

Green is Ground
Yellow Is Brake Pressed in Light
Black is normal brake light with out pressing the lever
Red is Right Flasher
Blue is Left Flasher.


I dont think its legal to have a blue bar of lights on the top correct me if im wrong.
 

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I bought this one a while back. I ended up opening up the casing and blacking out the blue strip of lights. I only use it as a brake light so removed the pins from the connector (brake light side) and reinstalled them in different places to line up with the brake light pins in the ninja's factory connector (bike side).
 

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I bought this one a while back. I ended up opening up the casing and blacking out the blue strip of lights. I only use it as a brake light so removed the pins from the connector (brake light side) and reinstalled them in different places to line up with the brake light pins in the ninja's factory connector (bike side).
What did you use to black them out?

Was it easy to open the casing?

Did you have to reseal the casing?

Here is a pic of what im talking about.
 

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That sounds like a wiring nightmare.

If your looking for one that would be easier to install, ours are plug and play with stock connectors, and come with a resistor to slow the blink rate. Yeah, they may be a little more expensive, but you'll get a proven product that is easy to install, along with the tech support and customer service on our end.

Motodynamic Smoke and Clear turn signal integrated tail lights:
http://www.motospecialties.com/stor...&type1=Ninja 300&type2=Integrated Tail Lights
 

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I bought the same one and its feeling like a huge mistake. One wtf is up with the blue lights on top?

and the wiring was fucking crazy, i pop the relay and a fuze.

its cause:

Green is Ground
Yellow Is Brake Pressed in Light
Black is normal brake light with out pressing the lever
Red is Right Flasher
Blue is Left Flasher.


I dont think its legal to have a blue bar of lights on the top correct me if im wrong.
This may be one of the most useful posts I have read on this forum in a while. Refreshing to see someone post actual useful info instead of another "Which exhaust" thread full of opinions. Hooked my light up last night and this post saved me hours of headache. It's shocking how hard it is to find any info on this taillight. So many people are scared by anything not plug and play.

Either way, I was prepared for 30 minutes of testing to figure out which wire did what to save nearly $70 over the next cheapest options.
 

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This may be one of the most useful posts I have read on this forum in a while. Refreshing to see someone post actual useful info instead of another "Which exhaust" thread full of opinions. Hooked my light up last night and this post saved me hours of headache. It's shocking how hard it is to find any info on this taillight. So many people are scared by anything not plug and play.

Either way, I was prepared for 30 minutes of testing to figure out which wire did what to save nearly $70 over the next cheapest options.
Thanks mate, Yah i wish the damn thing came with a wiring diagram or something. Ended up paying another 10 bucks for a new signal relay. :(

What did you do about the blue lights on top? This weekend im going to get some high temp paint and try to paint them all black.
 

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Thanks mate, Yah i wish the damn thing came with a wiring diagram or something. Ended up paying another 10 bucks for a new signal relay. :(

What did you do about the blue lights on top? This weekend im going to get some high temp paint and try to paint them all black.
Well police around here don't seem to mind lights on bikes too much. One older lady in my alley rides her cruiser everywhere with purple lights all over it. I'm going to see if I can get away with it since it fits extremely well with all my blue accents.
 

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What did you use to black them out?

Was it easy to open the casing?

Did you have to reseal the casing?

Here is a pic of what im talking about.
Did you ever fix that blue light problem?
 

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Did you ever fix that blue light problem?
No not yet. Ill do it this weekend. I have to go buy high temp paint, and then remove the light off the bike, take the light apart and paint the blue lights black, so they dont show up as a line of blue.

Just buy the proper light, dont buy this garbage light. Its a waste of money and time. I tried to save myself 30 bucks but in the end it was only a headache.
 

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Unless you want the blue strip of lights you are definitely better off buying a different light. This light works perfectly well and fits great. No reason not to buy it if it's the look you want
 

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Hi, I bought the same tail light for a 2014, it looks identical.. Any one want to help me through what goes where? I tried with the help of one of my mechanic friends to install this with no luck.

Do I need a relay or does it work off stock flasher relay?

He said there was no ground?
 

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Hi, I bought the same tail light for a 2014, it looks identical.. Any one want to help me through what goes where? I tried with the help of one of my mechanic friends to install this with no luck.

Do I need a relay or does it work off stock flasher relay?

He said there was no ground?
Sekushii Said the Green wire was ground. Read his post.
 

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Hi, I bought the same tail light for a 2014, it looks identical.. Any one want to help me through what goes where? I tried with the help of one of my mechanic friends to install this with no luck.

Do I need a relay or does it work off stock flasher relay?

He said there was no ground?
Sekushii Said the Green wire was ground. Read his post.
I read the post I still couldn't figure out the puzzle of where the oem wires fit into the aftermarket light & thought it might be different from 2013 to 14.
 

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I read the post I still couldn't figure out the puzzle of where the oem wires fit into the aftermarket light & thought it might be different from 2013 to 14.
Green is Ground
Yellow Is Brake Pressed in Light
Black is normal brake light with out pressing the lever
Red is Right Flasher
Blue is Left Flasher.

I have a 2014 300.

This is as simple as I can make it, when you cut your stock taillight wire you will see 3 wires, 1 red, 1 blue and 1 black. When you cut your stock signal wires, you will see the signal wire and the ground (Cant remember off top of head what colors they are) Here is what you do:

Black wire from stock taillight goes to green wire on china light
Blue wire from stock taillight goes to yellow wire on china light
Red wire from stock taillight goes to black wire on china light

(Please understand that I am not telling you to connect the two lights together, I am simply referencing the stock wiring harness. I lack basic communication skills. Though if you do connect the two lights to each other, post pics and we will help you figure out where the problem lies ;) )

Right turn signal, signal wire, goes to red wire on china light
Left turn signal, signal wire, goes to blue wire on china light

You will be left with the stock turn signal ground wires. I left these disconnected completely without issue. I wouldn't go to that "Mechanic" friend for any more mechanical advice, if he couldn't figure this out. All he had to do was apply 12v to each input of the china taillight to discover what they do.

I already had an aftermarket relay in place, so I do not know if it was necessary. I would be surprised if the signals worked with the stock relay
 
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