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Posted: 01/31/20 03:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

AnEv942 wrote:

Tapping both will give you constant signal from light that isn't flashing. Requires diodes (or little magic box) on the taillight leads so not back-feeding each other.


With diode isolation, the on will override. Signal to turn and the 3rd light will flash until the brake is depressed and it becomes solid. Legal?


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A couple of things here;
first, why I don't know for sure I would venture to guess financial. It cost money to include a 3rd brake light. Just a guess on my part.
second, if being visible is in the equation, then the led conversion taillights makes sense to me. There are quite a few You tube vids on making the change over. Im thinking about this route. myself.

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Much easier, IMHO would be add extra lamp on each side. More brake light and more turn light. More tail would not hurt ether if not to high.

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Optimistic Paranoid wrote:

AnEv942 wrote:

If you tap one of the taillights the CHMSL will flash with that light. Tapping both will give you constant signal from light that isn't flashing. Requires diodes (or little magic box) on the taillight leads so not back-feeding each other.


Thank you. That makes sense now.


Would probably be easier to add 2 additional turn signal/brake lights, 1 on each side. Then it's a direct splice to each light from the lower ones.


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