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3rd brake light

thought that it would be cool to put a blinker module on the 3rd brake light to give moron drivers even more of a heads up that i was stopping. is it possible or would it blink too fast. inputs please,
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Blinker....naaaa.....Go to Underdog Performance and get yourself a LED 3rd brake light. I got one for my truck....WOW. It makes a huge difference and really grabs peoples attention. The cargo lights are also LED and do a great job. I also went with the Smoked Lens and that really sets it off. They have them on sale this month for $69.......lol.....69....sorry...Adam Sandler Syndrom. It is a real simple plug and play swap!
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yea i was just thinking about something that no one i know has done, that would be my next option but would it work you think.
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Mine has it. I used an all red lens and added the two side bulbs and sockets that weren't there on mine from the factory, then just wired into the rear brake/signal wires.

On trucks with an operational cargo light, the bulbs are already there and just need to be rewired to the turn signals. Some people just run them white, others use yellow bulbs. I think Wowak used yellow-tinted lenses on his.

A 99 like yours came from the factory with separate amber turn signals front and rear. If you truly want to do this as a blinker mod, then they will not light up with the brakes. If you want them to light up with the brakes, then they wont be blinkers. For brakes, you would need the all red lens.
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I have the LED's...Like i said, They work great. It is alot easier a mod that trying to re-run a bunch of wiring!
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i dont want it to blink with the turn signals the lights are too close and dont look good from far away i just want it to blink when the brakes are used. i want to keep the cargo lights just want to splice a blinker module into the power wire for the red light.
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i dont want it to blink with the turn signals the lights are too close and dont look good from far away i just want it to blink when the brakes are used. i want to keep the cargo lights just want to splice a blinker module into the power wire for the red light.
I'm sure you could make that work. When I had a topper, for some reason the third brake light would blink when the brake was applied.
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Is that LED Third Brake Light really that good. I was seriously thinking about buying one
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yes, looks alot better
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they have a simular kit for motorcycles.......when it is wired up it will flash when the breaks are applied......i have one on my bike but it is built into the turnsignal integrator......you could get a turn signal integrator and just not hook up the signals....
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Yeah it is sweet....I will get some pics up of it. Kinda hard right now to push the brake and take a pic at the same time.
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use a brick.
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they have a simular kit for motorcycles.......when it is wired up it will flash when the breaks are applied......i have one on my bike but it is built into the turnsignal integrator......you could get a turn signal integrator and just not hook up the signals....
you know where would be a good place to get one, is it like whats behind the dash for the blinkers or is it specifically for a motorcycle.
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it is a little box type thing that is about .5" tick and about 3" square.....it says it is for a motorcycle on the package, but a motorcycle is a 12v system so it would work on a car or truck.......i would either go to you local motorcycle shop or do a search on eBay for "turn signal integrator"
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Just posted some pics check it out.
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it is a little box type thing that is about .5" tick and about 3" square.....it says it is for a motorcycle on the package, but a motorcycle is a 12v system so it would work on a car or truck.......i would either go to you local motorcycle shop or do a search on eBay for "turn signal integrator"
cool thanks ill look around
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Is that LED Third Brake Light really that good. I was seriously thinking about buying one

I got one, its very bright!!!!!!!!!! you can see wut it will look like in the pic


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ooooo aaahhhhh, red x, try posting it again
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you talking to me?
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you talking to me?
cant see the pic just a red x but im at work so maybe its just from a site they block or something. ill try again at home
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they have a simular kit for motorcycles.......when it is wired up it will flash when the breaks are applied......i have one on my bike but it is built into the turnsignal integrator......you could get a turn signal integrator and just not hook up the signals....
That's what I was thinking. Most are small enough you could probably just mount it in the headliner with some double sided tape. That way you wouldn't have to run a bunch of wires.

When you're looking at them, make sure you get one that will work with regular bulbs. Some are made specifically for LEDs. Also, some will have an adjustable flash pattern, some flash constantly while the brake is applied, some just flash 5-6 times when you first hit the brake then stay constant. Make sure you get what you want.
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The led 3rd brake lights are cool, but do you need to wire in any resistors for the leds or is that not a problem. Cause I know its a problem if you try to use an led bulb in your normal brake lights. Also what's the best way to wire the cargo light on the trucks that don't have them.
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The 3rd break light blinker mod has been around for a few, but it's a cool mod.
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I have the 3rd brake mod on my truck where it flashes 3 times before staying lit...gets the other guys attention. I got the mod from the local Honda shop. I also changed my cargo lights to blink with my turn signals...just ran them to my back lights and changed the bulbs to yellow ones.
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I got one, its very bright!!!!!!!!!! you can see wut it will look like in the pic



Man i like your truck bro, i dont think ive ever seen it!! like it a lot!!!!

I have the Recon 3rd brake light too...you can see it in my avatar...and its blinding bright at night and looks pretty good in the day
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