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Old 01-31-2011, 03:59 PM
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Default third brake light

is there a way to revive the luster of the cover of this brake light? i hate to buy a new one as they cost a lot hopiing you could provide some ideas thanks!
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:02 PM
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Default Re: third brake light

buy some headlight restorer from autozone made by turtle wax. 10bucks and it should do the job man.
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:08 PM
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Default Re: third brake light

just tint it lol
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:11 PM
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haha that works too
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:39 PM
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swirlX by megs, works wonders on plastics and lights
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:18 PM
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Wet sand it down to 1000 grit & buff it out to a new finish.
I've done too many of them to count. They'll look like new.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:54 PM
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Default Re: third brake light

I bought a used 3rd brake light recently so I could have the cargo lights and it was very dull and in bad shape. I used the 3m headlight restore kit on it and it came out like new and yeah I cleaned the dirt out of the holes after the pic was taken
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:51 AM
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^ if you just have a regular 3rd brake, can you make this work with a 2011 ranger?
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:55 AM
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^ if you just have a regular 3rd brake, can you make this work with a 2011 ranger?
Forsure very easy mod I had a standard brake only in my 2010 and the older 2003 and earlier brake light is a straight exchange and I just wired the cargo ligts to the dome light so I can turn them on with the remote. One of my favorite mods.

Junk yard find on a 2003 an earlier Ranger with a tow package.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:22 AM
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sweet!
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:23 AM
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F250 and F350 brake lights interchange as well.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:56 AM
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Great mod-just make sure you get the wiring harness from the donor vehicle. You'll need it for the sockets for the cargo lights. I hate to promote cutting-up wiring harnesses, but I know everybody-including me-does it.
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^ if you just have a regular 3rd brake, can you make this work with a 2011 ranger?
Sorry--forgot to quote ^^^^^^^
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:29 AM
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Im sure the newer trucks are like the 04 -05 trucks you will need to run a power wire. This is not a plug and play mod.

You can run wiring to a dash switch. On the older trucks they come on when you turn the dome light on

Another way is to tap and extend the dome light wire (BK/LB) above the headliner to power the cargos (BK/PK). Certain years and models of Ford pickups have been wired this way from the factory. Obviously, the cargos would come on every time you open a door or move the dimmer wheel to the 'always on' position.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:58 PM
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Default Re: third brake light

So, is the wire going to the third brake light a straight wire from whatever source, or is there a connector down at the B-Pillar that facilitates removal of the third brake light harness?
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:16 PM
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So, is the wire going to the third brake light a straight wire from whatever source, or is there a connector down at the B-Pillar that facilitates removal of the third brake light harness?
Ur 2003 is a direct swap.
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