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Old 06-25-2011, 06:45 AM
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Default Flashing Third Brake Light

Last week I got behind a Ranger which had the cab's third brake light flashing. The flashing light did make me take notice so I wondered if he has been rear ended before and modded the light so it would flash.

I'm pretty sure no Ranger came factory with flashing third brake lights so I did a Google search and came up with a kit, a complete unit and a how to using a flasher unit like the emergency flashers. The completed unit is programmable so you could have it flash like 3 times and go solid.

I've seen a few cars with flashing third brake light but they seemed to be factory installed.

Your thoughts on this?


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Old 06-25-2011, 06:47 AM
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Default Re: Flashing Third Brake Light

personally i think it sounds badass.. its a safety mod, yet at the same time it makes the truck a little bit more "yours".
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:34 AM
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ask any cop if it's legal to have a constantly flashing red light on your truck while driving down the road. Their answer will be "No"
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:37 AM
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ask any cop if it's legal to have a constantly flashing red light on your truck while driving down the road. Their answer will be "No"
its not constantly flashing...only when the brakes are applied...THAT is perfectly legal...a lot of new cars have a flashing 3rd brake light
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:38 AM
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ask any cop if it's legal to have a constantly flashing red light on your truck while driving down the road. Their answer will be "No"
Where did he say it would be flashing going down the road? It only flashes when you apply the brake.

I have seen motorcycles with similar deals.
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:42 AM
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Where did he say it would be flashing going down the road? It only flashes when you apply the brake.

I have seen motorcycles with similar deals.
same here...ive seen the headlights flash too
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same here...ive seen the headlights flash too
Missouri just passed the headlight law 2 years ago.
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:46 AM
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I saw a mini van with that last night. It really caught my eye. I like the idea of it.
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:49 AM
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Default Re: Flashing Third Brake Light

This is a mod that I've always wanted to do to a vehicle but never really looked into it. I'm guessing it involves more than just placing a regular old 2 prong flasher in series with your 3rd brake light wire(s)? Anyone know?

I think this is safer, especially if you live in a city and there are larger amounts of idiots who text and drive.
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:34 PM
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I first put it on the wife's car and she loves it. Very effective in foggy conditions. It only flashes the first few seconds when the brake is applied. Here's a link; http://www.flashingbrakelights.com/
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:36 PM
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It should not flash for the entire duration the brakes are applied. It should be a flicker of some kind when the brakes are first applied for the first second or two.
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Old 06-25-2011, 01:08 PM
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all the ambulances around here are setup like that. it flashes about 3 times in a second then goes solid. I've been rear-ended and it's crazy the mods u think of to keep it from happening again!
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Old 06-25-2011, 01:28 PM
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where did he say it would be flashing going down the road? It only flashes when you apply the brake.

I have seen motorcycles with similar deals.
no, he said he got behind a ranger with a flashing 3rd brake light. He didn't say anything about the ranger was using his brakes. So you need to read the thread.
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no, he said he got behind a ranger with a flashing 3rd brake light. He didn't say anything about the ranger was using his brakes. So you need to read the thread.
or you need to think before you post!
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Last week I got behind a Ranger which had the cab's third brake light flashing. The flashing light did make me take notice so I wondered if he has been rear ended before and modded the light so it would flash.

I'm pretty sure no Ranger came factory with flashing third brake lights so I did a Google search and came up with a kit, a complete unit and a how to using a flasher unit like the emergency flashers. The completed unit is programmable so you could have it flash like 3 times and go solid.

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no, he said he got behind a ranger with a flashing 3rd brake light. He didn't say anything about the ranger was using his brakes. So you need to read the thread.
You grossly misinterpreted what he said. So I added some emphasis for you. Seems like you need to read.
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