I want to keep original housing of rear signals but want to make them into running lights like the fronts. To over simplify it, looks like all i need is new pigtails that will accept dual filament bulbs and then tie into the rear tailight wiring for "running lights" is this ballpark close to what is needed?
You can do the stop/run electrics with just the two wires going in! The bulbs and lens colors are up to you. I have used this circuit on my bikes and vehicles with L.E.D. and incandescent. You'll only need, as shown, two 276-1143 Diodes and one 220 ohm resistor.
I use it on my bikes front blinker/run lights to dim the run side for night or run them on bright for DRL's ,works great!
My rear lights all use this circuit as they are all two wire units including the
under fender taillight. Forgive the alignment, not bolted up yet.
To clarify, my lights are all two wire with a third for the amber blinker
I have an Avalanche pick-up with an Escalade center mount brake light mod, that also has the circuit, it operates as a full time running light and brake light.
All of my bikes/vehicles are L.E.D. and run the Back-off flasher too.
I probably have another, a variation of this circuit, Ill find and post it tomorrow.