High level brake light

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Re: High level brake light

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rogbmw wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2023 23:38
I just added a 3rd brake light today. How can I add pictures. It is a different light which I really like.
See guide for adding photos - viewtopic.php?f=7&t=11571

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Thanks Alan for the information.

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An Excel with an alternative solution for a 3rd brake light came up for sale on Pistonheads today (1990 red one for £10,500).

I too have not yet invested the time to learn how to post pictures, so if you want to see it, you'll have to go to PH. I think this one (which also has rear spoiler delete - on a a late car) looks terrible, although I suppose the car looks marginally better than if someone had just crashed into the back of it.

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Just seen the ad in mention.

Each click through the photos made my eyebrows raise higher and higher. :lol:
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Re: High level brake light

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I used an export model Jaguar xjs high level brake light, which bolted to the boot lid under the rear window. Came in a full range of Jag colours and were for sale in large numbers at autojumbles a few years back, not expensive. I fitted it under the spoiler,
(early car), was only visible to following drivers. Jeff.

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Re: High level brake light

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TonyL wrote:
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An Excel with an alternative solution for a 3rd brake light came up for sale on Pistonheads today (1990 red one for £10,500).

I too have not yet invested the time to learn how to post pictures, so if you want to see it, you'll have to go to PH. I think this one (which also has rear spoiler delete - on a a late car) looks terrible, although I suppose the car looks marginally better than if someone had just crashed into the back of it.
Ad is here

View of the rear with no spoiler, and the rear brake light:

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The mix of grey and tan leather in the interior is.... certainly not to my taste.

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Re: High level brake light

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My plan is to embed one into the spoiler, something like this:

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Re: High level brake light

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That's the way I'd like to it, but I don't want to start butchering a good spoiler, so it's on hold.

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I'd like one on the Elite but don't want to make holes in the rear end. Will probably end up with a slim glass-mount version, but it's a loooong way down the list! :D

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Re: High level brake light

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Its just a variation of fitting a mk3 mx5 third brake light. Fitting a third light makes a big difference so whichever way its done its worthwhile.

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Re: High level brake light

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Excel SA wrote:
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My plan is to embed one into the spoiler, something like this:

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Neil.
I think it would look better if it was hidden in the black part of the spoiler, just below your suggested location, so nobody would notice it, until you put the brakes on. For this to work well, it would be best to have one with square edges so it could be flush mounted.

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Re: High level brake light

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I think all extra brake lights will require some "butchering" - some more methods more than others. My car has already suffered much butchering in the past!

I'll have a look at the area in black (which had been previously painted white on my car), but think it slopes a fair bit. My car has red leather, red decals and will probably have a red pin stripe down the side, so I'm not too fussed about the red light in the spoiler. This light can also be wired to come on with the car lights but at a lower intensity.

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Re: High level brake light

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Here is what I am using. When I figure out how to post pictures I will. It is hidden just under the white lip in the black area. It works perfectly, and all you have to do is drill 3 holes - 2 for the 2 screws, and one to pass the wires through the inside of the spoiler.

Link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/284586890372?_ ... 6039201364

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