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  • 3rd LED brake light

    Gert,
    Where are you hiding your design for your 3rd LED brake light? I'd like to know how you did it.

    Scott E.

  • #2
    Edited for broken link.....look further down this page

    Gert
    Last edited by slomove; September 14, 2006, 06:56 PM.

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    • #3
      Slomove, that link is now dead, what was it pointing to? I saw u added a cyclops to ur Birkin, and would eventually like to add one to my 7 and am looking for a known successful path to follow.
      2002 SV zetec/sierra; yellow over green

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      • #4
        I bypassed Gert's design and purchased a third, LED, brake light from JC Whitney. I spliced it into one of the brake light circuits near a rear wheel and mounted it on the cross bar of my FIA rollover bar so it is visible with the top up. I've seen a rig where the light is mounted on a long plate, attatched to the spare wheel carrier hole and it rises up over the spare wheel.

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        • #5
          Sorry, had to make some space on my web site. But if you are interested I can mail you the document (pictures and step-by-step recipe how to make a very slim and bright 3rd brake light).

          There are some off-the-shelf devices now on the market that are pretty good, however not just as small as the one I made. But if you don't mind a weekend's worth of work and are somewhat handy with a soldering iron, hacksaw and drill press you can build your own. Won't save you money though.

          Gert

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          • #6
            I am using the Wolo LTB-10 (scroll about 3/4 way down the page). It's 14" wide, but only 3/4" high & 7/8" deep. It's also priced right at just $18.



            -John
            Westfield SEiW
            2.0L Duratec
            Throttle Steer

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            • #7
              John, that looks awesome on the red body. was the diagonal bar on before u added the light, cause i figure u would have tried it on there so it could be seen thru the rear when a top is on.

              And SloMove, yes, PLEASE send me your instructions that u have peiced together. that would be much appreciated.
              Last edited by Boxologist; August 2, 2006, 01:14 PM.
              2002 SV zetec/sierra; yellow over green

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              • #8
                I had the roll bar made to my specs, so the diagonal brace was there from the beginning.

                I don't use a full top on my car. In fact, when I rebuilt it a few years ago, I didn't even bother to configure it for the top. I had a bikini top made for the USA 2005 tour and it has a cutout that fits around the light.

                -John
                Westfield SEiW
                2.0L Duratec
                Throttle Steer

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                • #9
                  Here it is....a couple of pics and the recipe. The pic on the back of my Hyundai shows how bright the light is in comparison with the regular brake light.

                  Gert
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                  Last edited by slomove; August 2, 2006, 08:49 PM.

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                  • #10
                    I've made two of these now following Gert's instructions, and I can verify that the end result is much brighter than standard third brake lights. I tested the first one by hooking it up directly to a car battery and unfortunately I was looking at the LED's from about a foot away when they lit up. Just about fried my retinas!
                    It was a fun project to put together and a good test of my limited soldering abilities.
                    Stan

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                    • #11
                      Just about fried my retinas!
                      You eye docs are sooo sensitive :D

                      I just don't get it. The additional weight of the device will absolutely cripple your lap times...:D
                      Chris
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                      A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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