Brake and turn signal lights to the rear

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slash2nut
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Brake and turn signal lights to the rear

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I have a 1969 2000. I am the third owner as of last Thursday. The second owner had it less than a year. He doesn't know much about the car.

My question is about the rear tail lights/turn signals. Both top and bottom flash at the same time. Same with the brakes. Is one set a running light or were they changed due to US regulations in 68/69? Simply put are there running lights to the rear (not side) that do not show brake and turn signal activity?

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Dave
SE MI
1969 Silver 2000
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1939 BMW R61
1953 BMW R51/3
1956 BMW R69
1967 BMW R60/2
and a couple more

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Re: Brake and turn signal lights to the rear

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From:
http://www.datsunroadster.com/SUB_SECTI ... lights.htm

REAR LAMP NOTE:
The 1963-67.5 cars used a 2-wire turn lamp and a 3-wire brake and tail lamp. The 1968-70 cars used four 3-wire lamps. The 1968 had four lamps lit when the taillights were on; but the turn and stop were on different lamps. On the 1969 and 1970 cars all four lights were used as tail, turn and stop lamps.
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Re: Brake and turn signal lights to the rear

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Appreciate the information. At least the rear of the car is wired correctly. Now to sort the front turn signal issue.
Dave
SE MI
1969 Silver 2000
______________
1939 BMW R61
1953 BMW R51/3
1956 BMW R69
1967 BMW R60/2
and a couple more