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Old 02-04-2004, 07:58 PM
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wireless third brakelight

I like the idea of a third brake light but don't relish the idea of tearing into my upholstery to run the wiring. Does anyone have experience with the wireless third brake lights such as

http://www.d-tect-security.com/helmet.html

Most of these seem to be for motorcycles but there is one at

http://www.brakeflasher.com/cycle.htm

which is for autos (at least according to their ebay ad)

Any other suggestions for a wireless/remote set up?

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the Quick Brake Flasher, and the link for the Automotive style is at http://www.brakeflasher.com/main.htm

Also, I wanted to let you know that a new style for the auto version is available. I have attached an image of it. It sells for the same price as the current one on the site. The newer model isn't on the web site yet, but if you would like to order it please just send an email,
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I just installed a wired one into my Jag, I used a high 3rd brake light that mounts up on the read window. I didn't need to "tear up" anything. I ran the wire to the read of the car to tie it into the rear brake lights. The only thing I did was to remove the back seat and feed the wire through the back sheet metal.

Works great and is very bright

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Old 02-05-2004, 02:45 PM
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Sorry but that is down right ugly. I wouldn't stick that on the back glass od a Geo.
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Jack,

Which one are you looking at, the tubular "breakflasher" one or the rectangular one? I'd have to agree with you on the tubular one with the suction cups. But the motorcycle model - if you take the ugly brackets off - looks to be a fairly clean little box. At least from what I can tell from the pic. But one would have to fabricate a better looking installation bracket. Actually my thought was to fashion a housing out of oak. My window surrounds are made of solid oak so I though I could hide the little box inside a nice oak skin with just the LEDs poking out the back.

We'll see. I ordered one for the fun of it just to play around with. If I get something fabricated up that looks decent I'll post a pic or two.

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Old 02-08-2004, 01:47 AM
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Go to Auto Zone they have a very nice LED 3rd brake light for 18.00. I did a high mount in my Jag but it will go anywhere

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Old 02-08-2004, 02:58 AM
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I got the Camaro with the high level brake light, apart from being
downright ugly you canīt get parts or even the whole piece today.
I managed to get one way back from GM Salvage in Cali. but that was pure luck.
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Heres a couple other places to check:

www.julianos.com/3rd_brake_lights_oem.html
www.allproducts.com/search/products

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Jag Daddy,

Is that autozone light the one you wired into your taillight? It's not wireless, correct?
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Old 02-08-2004, 08:22 AM
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A stick on afterthought.
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Hi CBoy
No it's not wireless but here is the reason I would stay away from any such device. It would have to run on battery power. Because it's wireless it is always on using current. You'll be replacing batteries all the time. If your relying on it as a safety item you want to make sure it works. The wire on the AZ unit is so thin you can easily push it into the gaps of you interior so you won't see it. Let me tell you mine is bright. My rear window is tinted and it shines right through with no problem.

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The wireless battery powered unit does not always draw current. It only draws current when it is activated by deceleration. The battery life is typically one year.

BTW, the older "tubular design" is being replaced by the new design, that you can see here,





The web site will be updated by this afternoon.
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Hopefully a pic of my rear window will magically appear in this post (first time I've tried this) so you can get an idea of why I don't want to run any wires if I don't have to. There's just no easy way to fish anything through the window trim or the upholstery.
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I still say why would you want to put something that ugly on the back glass of something that nice?? Put one in the roll pan or in the tailgate, there's got to be something better.
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This is just a test to see if I can post the picture right.




[Oops - guess I need to learn how to make that pic a little bigger.]
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