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Old 07-15-2008
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1bulb to 3bulb 3rd brake lights?

Tinkering around with some spare sockets i have, i just filled the two empty holes my 3rd brake light had. Figured it'll help when i nightshade it soon anyway.

i know the pictures suck!, sorry can't help that. but you can kinda see the results, looks better in person of course. Looked like that circuit was rated for 20amps, not sure if that is used for towing lights or anything else but..its up to about 18a now. I'll drive it around, if i pops the fuse i'll change to leds or what have you.

took all of about 5-10mins to do

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After (dome light was off, but it looks on)
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Damn you! I just thought of this the other day, I have 2 spare sockets on there way to me now. Ergh. Looks good tho
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haha, yea they were just like some license plate or side amber sockets for the cuda i had laying around. picked up some of the #222 bulbs that are already there and tap sliced them in there (not perfect, but its a damn 3rd brake light in a sealed enviornment..anything else woulda soldered it). Those 222s were a snug fit, but they work for me!
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i did a similar mod but i got a 3rd brake light from a sport trac and wired it so i have lights in the bed when i open the door... you can see the new lens in this picture



and here is a really old picture with the stock light

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I've had it done for over 3 years now, you will have no problems. I used a third brake light harness off of one with cargo lights and just wired it so that all of them light up with the brakes so that it fits perfect.
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i thought about goin thata way too, but decided to just go for the brake lighting. i ordered some nightshade, so i want to keep them as bright as possible when applied.

That do much for bed lighting? Was thinking i may be able to just put some lights on the underside of my tool box lid, open it up and could be useful someday.
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looks good, that was my first mod 4 years ago when i bought the truck
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blah...i had a effin' turnsignal third brake light yo. all three when i hit the brakes too yo.


looks good man.
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i did this to my truck over a year ago.

very nice.
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I did it with LEDs a couple months back.
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^how about search though other window tint threads? and not a third brake light thread?
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shane he's a noob, go easy =P
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Don't go easy on him. Read his posts, he's an immature punk.
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you're right Ryan, my fault for not noticing. i just read his posts. someone ban him. we don't need senseless and worthless members who talk trash on peoples' classic cars, hack a 3rd brake light thread, or say "yeah homi g" bc that is for the Escalades on 28"s forum. sspizzle i hope you read this. you make my last name/screenname look bad.
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Looks great!
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blah...i had a effin' turnsignal third brake light yo. all three when i hit the brakes too yo.


looks good man.
That sound awesome. Great idea!!
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shane he's a noob, go easy =P



no going easy on noobs here
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back on topic.......

SVT has a neato third brake pulser thing...got any installed pics of the module? I'm thinking about getting the pulsar and drl's.
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if i would have thought about it i would have snapped pics since i had my 3rd brake light out to paing the chrome on my LED brake light... i'll get some later, but here is a video of it for thoes that havn't seen it


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHIMwTlBzh4
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The exposure on your camera is set to WAY too long.

I plan on putting this dual stage light in the 3rd brakelight, to replace 2 led boards I already modded into there.


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like it
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back on topic.......

SVT has a neato third brake pulser thing...got any installed pics of the module? I'm thinking about getting the pulsar and drl's.
I got mine from the local Honda place. Makes the 3rd brake light flash 3-6 times, and then stays on. Is this what your talking about?
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I got mine from the local Honda place. Makes the 3rd brake light flash 3-6 times, and then stays on. Is this what your talking about?


Yep, just a tie in to the power.. is it literally just sort of an ib-between.. slice the wire, put in in, and reput it ack type of deal?



And on a second note... notice the difference on these things, my truck had a full 3 bulb third brake light when I purchased it, still looking around for some high output LED's to light up my cargo area, but this picture shows that newer fords dont even have a trunk light o.O


Edit: The newer grabber orange, and DSG trucks both have single bul base ones, as opposed to the red, green, and my white which have three bul options.





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