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Old 03-10-2011, 08:32 PM   #15
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I appreciate your interest in this. If (when) I find the answer, I will post it here. Thanks!
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I think your right, the salmon coloured wires are the indicator fibre optics for the tail light indicators on the side.
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I don't think so. I was reading on another thread.. the fiber optics don't use wires, just light. I got that they plug into the fish-eye things on the back of the light fixture and the light just beams through the fiber without any electricity.

The salmon colored wires (not really salmon colored) are one of two wires that drop down into the top of the light fixture... some electrical (second) source to the same bulb it looks like.
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I found the fiber optic lines. I was wondering what those things were. Black lines that plug into the back of the light casement and both run up to the front streetside to a small hole there.. for a light I surmise.
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Can you see the ends of the salmon coloured wires? Are they wires or salmon coloured fibre optics. I'm going on memory here, (the AS is up to the bottom trim in snow) but when I had my lights apart two years ago I remember the indicator lines as a faded salmon colour....Or maybe it's my memory that's faded.........Phil.
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Salmon is just a color i made up for contrast in the picture. The actual wires are black. The light fixture(s) (one on each side) have the two pronged bulb and two wires (instead of one) coming out of the top. They are both black.

The fiber optics are also black, but they attach to the back of the fixture into this glass fish-eye looking thing.
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Yes the fiber optic cable just transmits light. No electric is involved. Inside the sheathing are hundreds of strands of glass fiber that run the length of the cable. If you were to shine a flashlight in one end you should be able to see light at the other end of the cable.
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