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I take it they are much brighter? Very cool idea. (archive)

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Posted by Hans Lain on October 18, 2001 at 13:52:45:

In Reply to: Big Brake Lights posted by Joe Ording on October 18, 2001 at 10:36:19:

This is the post on the UUC digest talking about how to wire up the rear fog lights to work as brake lights. Really bright ones...

"Sorry... I first got the idea from some web page somewhere...

In a nut shell, you go to a junk yard and find a trashed tail light. Lift
the bottom contacts out of two of the lights. Now open up your tail lights
and add the contact to the un-used rear fog position. solder a wire from the
new contact to the existing brake contact. Re-assemble the light bars, add
bulbs, remove the little plastic bits in the reflectors and there you go.

I was going to add a relay to run the extra lights, but I looked at the
wiring and the innards of the check relay and felt comfortable going

I am still waiting for the stock 7.5A fuse for the tailights to pop. I am
over the throretical max by 4 watts. I have a 10A ready for replacement.

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Joseph M. Krzeszewski
[email protected]

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