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Old 03-11-2011, 11:52 AM
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Default third brake/cargo light

is there a how to on here that shows how i can switch the outer bulbs from the cargo ligths to brake lights. i plan on adding a led third brake light or gettin a third brake light for it cause i never use the cargo lights and i just dont like the look of em
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:01 PM
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u will need to run wire from brake light up there
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:05 PM
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i cant just add a lil piece of wire from the middle bulb to both outer bulbs and cute the power wires for the caro lights then splice the wires together?
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Im not positive that would work
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Default Re: third brake/cargo light

oh well thanks anyways man, maybe buggman or one of the electrical gurus will chime in
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:18 PM
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i cant just add a lil piece of wire from the middle bulb to both outer bulbs and cute the power wires for the caro lights then splice the wires together?
Yes, you can

Cut the 2 hot wires going to the outside lights, find the hot wire for the brake light in the middle, T-tap that wire, run 2 wires out of the T-tap and connect them to the power wires leading into the outside lights
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do they make tripe t clamps or will i have to use two, and what gauge wire would you recomend man?
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:28 PM
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I have never seen a "triple T-tap" haha
You can just use a single T-tap and have 2 wires coming out of one side

Umm I am not sure how much amperage the light(s) pull out, but I am sure probably about a 12AWG should be fine. You aren't pulling out a lot of power out of those lights

someone correct me on the AWG, or let me know if that is the right size to use
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yeah i know what ya mean, i dont wanna blow fuses and all that, but ill check up on it this weekend probably or wait for a forsure answer on it
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Using the T-taps will work, I am just not sure on the amperage that is pulled out of those lights.
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okay man thanks
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No reason why you couldn't splice in 2 more bulb holders & simply pop them in the outer sections.

If you have a cargo light 3rdBL, you'll need either red bulbs or red led bulbs in the outer sections.

If you get an all red 3rdBL, you'll need is 2 extra bulb holders (think I have some of them somewhere too).
About a foot of red & black wire. I'd solder the wires together rather than use those quick taps... especially if you're going to use incandescent bulbs. Shouldn't take too long to put that together.

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I have 2 all red 3rdBL's completely LED modded, one has 112 leds, one has 63 leds.
The 112 3rdBL has an OEM wiring connector that simply plugs into the OEM harness.
The 63 led one has a single bulb base that plugs into your existing bulb holder/socket. No wiring required.
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I'm not a big fan of the led 3rdBL's I've seen on evilBay, that's why I started modding the OEM 3rdBL's with my own spin on things.

Check out my photobucket... I've got a quick vid of my newest 3rdBL where I have the 2 outer led panels connected to my turn signals/hazard lights.
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