How To: 3rd brake light mod 96 to 04

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  1. 97_281gt

    97_281gt Active Member

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    Or so ive been having a few people ask me how to do this I figured was a pretty known thing I guess not. but basically what this is is to get you right inner light to light up with your brake lights. It doesn't cost anything and it's very easy. Not much gain to it besides you brake lights are brighter I guess

    Going from this with brakes on

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    To this

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    OK so first thing your gonna do it go to the bone yard and cut you off one of these (you don't need the socket or the bulb or any thing

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    Then what your gonna do is take that rubber thing and and with a pair of needle nose grab down at the bottom of the plug and pull the wire and terminal out so you will have this

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    After that take you light out and go to the right most inner light and pull the rubber thing out and there will be a open slot in there

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    Plug your wire in there with some needle nose and put the rubber thing back on then basically gonna just tap into the colorful wire in the other plug next to it

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    So the one all the way to the left that says major just tap into the light next to it and you will have this

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    Put it all together and repeat for the other side and now all three it your lights will light up with the brakes and blinkers

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    Yaaaaay
     
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    I know you needed this even though you took it off my old car lol

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    It's on car number 3 right now, lol
     
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    Lol

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    I never understood why Ford didn't do this by design. Sequential harnesses also fix the problem, but this is much cheaper. If I didn't have the sequentials I'd be doing this today. Good write up.
     
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    Yea I knew the sequential also fixed it I'll probably get those again one day just don't wanna drop the 50 bucks on them quite yet

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    Is that a Heritage I spy in the background?
     
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    Its a Road king it's my pops bike hes about to trade it in for a street glide

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    Ah, that was my next guess. I thought those were road king wheels. He is making a good choice on that street glide too. I went and test rode an 08 not too long ago and it really was a thing of beauty.

    Sorry for the thread jack, I get a little excited about bikes lol.
     
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    Oh hell yeah.
     
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    Really old and kind of useless but ive noticed the same thing on the s197's it always bothers me like a bulb looks out
     
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    I had sequentials on my V6 because this drove me nuts. I haven't done anything with the cobra because of the ambers, and I just don't feel like messing with the harnesses.

    I never understood the point of not having the interior bulbs do anything besides parking lights. It always seemed kinda dumb.

    Good write up. :thumbsup: