$20 LED 3rd brake light

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hotrodlarry
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$20 LED 3rd brake light

Post by hotrodlarry » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:01 pm

This one is easy and everything you need is available at Home Depot/Tractor Supply and the local AutoAdvancePepBoysZone.

Step 1 - 8" "Flex LED" retails for $14.99 at parts store

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Step 2 - Cut scrap piece of metal to fit into housing. I used aluminum that I bought at TSC for $5 for a 4 ft length.

Step 3 - trim metal to fit housing, then glue into place. tape lights to metal

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Step 4 - put housing and lens back together

Step 5 - test to make sure no wires are pinched.

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Step 6 - install lens in trunk and splice into wiring for stock 3rd brake light. Black is ground, black with white stripe is positive.

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.. and that's it.

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Post by Jenni » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:09 am

Paint the reflector black. Will look more decent.

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Post by hotrodlarry » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:01 am

didn't think of that, thanks.

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Post by Ramroid » Fri May 30, 2014 8:23 pm

Mondo revival, but i did this today. Instead of splicing into the 3rd brake light, i spliced into the tail lights. I now have a 3rd brake light, and each side of the 4 inch section acts as another turn signal

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Post by Lantern04rt » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:31 am

who cares about grave diggin when you do a cool mod imo, you have any pics? did you split the wiring to get it to split for turn signal?.
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Post by occasional demons » Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:29 am

It looks to be two pieces, wired from each end, so it is already split.
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Post by Ramroid » Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:05 pm

occasional demons wrote:It looks to be two pieces, wired from each end, so it is already split.
This exactly. They are 2 4" sections, wired individually into each tail light. Painted the inside housing black, and it looks great. 4 months on and going strong..except for the fact i broke the plastic housing and had to jb weld them back together.

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