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01-04-2014 10:23 PM
8052949
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Originally Posted by RubiChick View Post
I'll take my chances. I'm only going to be here another 6 more months and going to register my car in FL when I get stationed on the east coast again. I have 15% window tints that's illegal, blacked out taillights that's also illegal. I guess Im just waiting to get pulled over any second now tic toc tic toc
Good luck and thanks for your service!
01-04-2014 10:02 PM
RubiChick
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Originally Posted by 8052949 View Post
In CA your required to have the third brake light working. If not I your just asking to get pulled over.

I thought the same thing when I remand the earlier post but she's got the Warrior mount without the third brake light so I think she's talking about the license plate lights not the third brake light.
I'll take my chances. I'm only going to be here another 6 more months and going to register my car in FL when I get stationed on the east coast again. I have 15% window tints that's illegal, blacked out taillights that's also illegal. I guess Im just waiting to get pulled over any second now tic toc tic toc
01-04-2014 08:18 PM
8052949
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Originally Posted by wayne d View Post
Actually you may want to check your state statutes. In Florida we were citing drivers for not having an operational third light. We were advised by the state attorney to cease and desist writing any citations relating to this because the statute only covers TWO operational tail and brake lights. Your state may be the same. I think the actually third light is just a federal guide line. You know the Feds know more than us anyway.
In CA your required to have the third brake light working. If not I your just asking to get pulled over.

I thought the same thing when I remand the earlier post but she's got the Warrior mount without the third brake light so I think she's talking about the license plate lights not the third brake light.
01-04-2014 08:11 PM
wayne d Actually you may want to check your state statutes. In Florida we were citing drivers for not having an operational third light. We were advised by the state attorney to cease and desist writing any citations relating to this because the statute only covers TWO operational tail and brake lights.
Your state may be the same.
I think the actually third light is just a federal guide line. You know the Feds know more than us anyway.
01-04-2014 07:34 PM
8052949
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Originally Posted by RubiChick View Post
I just ordered the Warrior 2370 license plate bracket. Should I tap in to the 3rd brake light? My question is I only want it lit when I have the taillights on not when I'm pressing on the brakes. Can someone give me an insight as to which wire to use to accomplish what Im trying to do. Thanks!
In order to get the plate light to work correctly you just need to take the exiting wire from the plate light and rerun the wire. It's easy to do just takes a little time. I think I relocated my in just over a hour.
01-04-2014 06:10 PM
RubiChick I just ordered the Warrior 2370 license plate bracket. Should I tap in to the 3rd brake light? My question is I only want it lit when I have the taillights on not when I'm pressing on the brakes. Can someone give me an insight as to which wire to use to accomplish what Im trying to do. Thanks!
09-14-2013 09:57 PM
Barmanvarn I'm back.

Got the TF carrier and mount installed along with the LED plate relocation bracket.

Odd thing: the 3rd brake light works perfectly except when I'm in reverse. Did the 3rd light always work like this?

I'm fine with how its working, just curious.
06-17-2013 08:45 PM
Simonmedisch The stock third brake light hook up only lights up when you step on the brake you have to run a other wire to do the plate light. I ran mine through the stock wiring loom to the passenger brake light.
06-17-2013 06:57 PM
Barmanvarn Good to know there are options. If I were handy id live to fab up a cover and paint it so you can't tell it was ever there.
06-17-2013 06:56 PM
bengen1 Attachment 262726
06-17-2013 06:54 PM
bengen1
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Originally Posted by Barmanvarn View Post

Gotcha. Are you planning to plug the hole from the factory bracket? What solution did you come up with for that?
I used this
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=230849282376
06-17-2013 06:54 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by okcscott View Post
Yup!

Thanks!
06-17-2013 06:53 PM
okcscott Is this the hole you're talking about
Jeep JK Rear License Plate Delete Cover | Poison Spyder Customs
06-17-2013 06:35 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by bengen1 View Post

I did drivers side plus used stock license light harness to tap into being its located there as well. I think instructions say to use harness from stock 3rd brake light to wire up everything but I already had that routed to tub and didn't want to use same harness twice
Gotcha. Are you planning to plug the hole from the factory bracket? What solution did you come up with for that?
06-17-2013 06:27 PM
bengen1
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Originally Posted by Barmanvarn View Post

Just clarifying...you tapped into the driver's (or did you mean passenger) side rear brake for both the brake like AND the license plate light?
I did drivers side plus used stock license light harness to tap into being its located there as well. I think instructions say to use harness from stock 3rd brake light to wire up everything but I already had that routed to tub and didn't want to use same harness twice
06-17-2013 05:22 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by bengen1 View Post
I tapped into the driver side rear brake light for the relocation bracket The 3 leds are bright at night...and are visible at day ..but I just figured I'd add a 4th light for S&Gs
I don't have any pics of them lit up
Just clarifying...you tapped into the driver's (or did you mean passenger) side rear brake for both the brake like AND the license plate light?
06-17-2013 05:17 PM
bengen1
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Originally Posted by Barmanvarn View Post

Ah, ok. I'm an idiot (nothing new there)

Didn't realize the "light box" contained both the license plate AND the brake lights. I like that compact solution.

I think I recall seeing something like that during my searching and someone (maybe) said something about the brake LEDs not being very bright? What's your impression of the light intensity on this thing?

I do like the harness as I could just mount it to the bracket that comes w/ the TF carrier.

Final question, did you wire up the license plate light using the power from the factory light?

thanks
I used the harness from the stock 3rd brake light to wire up a 4th brake light being I had this led strip left over from motorcycle mods I did...I ran the wires down the sill and added quick discos for if I ever removed hardtop


Attachment 262672


I tapped into the driver side rear brake light for the relocation bracket The 3 leds are bright at night...and are visible at day ..but I just figured I'd add a 4th light for S&Gs
I don't have any pics of them lit up
06-17-2013 04:46 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by bengen1 View Post
That little black box has 3 red leds for brake light and 3 white leds underneath for license plate.

That all mounts to the full bracket which is the first link I sent that includes everything
Ah, ok. I'm an idiot (nothing new there)

Didn't realize the "light box" contained both the license plate AND the brake lights. I like that compact solution.

I think I recall seeing something like that during my searching and someone (maybe) said something about the brake LEDs not being very bright? What's your impression of the light intensity on this thing?

I do like the harness as I could just mount it to the bracket that comes w/ the TF carrier.

Final question, did you wire up the license plate light using the power from the factory light?

EDIT: Another question I just though of (I'm on a roll)....how are you guys covering up the holes left behind by the factory license plate bracket?

thanks
06-17-2013 04:36 PM
bengen1
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Originally Posted by Barmanvarn View Post

Yeah, but where does the 3rd brake light mount? Sorry if I'm not following along correctly

That little black box has 3 red leds for brake light and 3 white leds underneath for license plate.

That all mounts to the full bracket which is the first link I sent that includes everything


Attachment 262666



Attachment 262667



Attachment 262665
06-17-2013 04:20 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by bengen1 View Post
That light mounts to the bracket

Attachment 262657

Then I ran through carrier, in bumper and tapped into driver side brake light


Attachment 262659
Yeah, but where does the 3rd brake light mount? Sorry if I'm not following along correctly
06-17-2013 04:17 PM
bengen1 That light mounts to the bracket

Attachment 262657

Then I ran through carrier, in bumper and tapped into driver side brake light


Attachment 262659
06-17-2013 04:11 PM
Barmanvarn How/where does the 3rd brake light mount? Do you have pic?

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Originally Posted by Simonmedisch View Post
I just bought this frame on amazon, less than $20 has brake and an plate light.
Amazon.com: Custom Accessories 92595 Lighted License Plate Frame with Brake Light: Automotive

Just painted it black. Mounted with zip ties for now.
That's not bad either. thanks for the info.
06-17-2013 03:45 PM
Simonmedisch I just bought this frame on amazon, less than $20 has brake and an plate light.
Amazon.com: Custom Accessories 92595 Lighted License Plate Frame with Brake Light: Automotive

Just painted it black. Mounted with zip ties for now.
06-17-2013 03:26 PM
bengen1 I went with this one
http://www.quadratec.com/products/12066_908.htm

Edit. Here is just the light harness
http://www.quadratec.com/products/13107_41X_PG.htm
06-17-2013 01:54 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by Beastmaster View Post
I have the one from Warrior Producrt bought from Q-tech

That's the best I've found so far (until I realized the TF kit came w/ a bracket). I think if I can find a 3rd brake light that has a license plate light below it (inside the same housing) I can save a few buck from not having to buy a different bracket.
06-17-2013 01:42 PM
Beastmaster I have the one from Warrior Producrt bought from Q-tech

06-17-2013 01:39 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by tabber02 View Post
yeah... but...

1. i drilled three holes in the bottom of my brake light to get a little extra light on the plate when my foots on the brake
2. all license plates glow when hit with light these days
3. most LEOs are going to leave you alone unless you're driving like an idiot...

BLUF - i haven't had any trouble at all.
Good points, but in this case, I'm the type that likes to do it as correctly (legal) as possible.

I've seen aftermarket 3rd brake lights that shine white light out the bottom for the license plate. I know my jet ski trailer has something like that. I may be able to just pick up an oval 3rd brake light housing like that and use it w/ the TF mounting bracket.

This would also keep me from having to cut my factory 3rd light mount so that I can return to stock if ever needed.

I'll keep you posted as to what I come up with.
06-17-2013 01:33 PM
tabber02
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Originally Posted by Barmanvarn View Post
Wha?! How many times have I watched the install video and never noticed that? Guess I need to watch for again.

All I remembered seeing was the "mod" that requires cutting the factory 3rd brake like to mount it to the new carrier.

EDIT: Ok, I watched the video again.....but I see a potential issue. The license relocation bracket has no light for the license plate. I believe these are required by law, correct?
yeah... but...

1. i drilled three holes in the bottom of my brake light to get a little extra light on the plate when my foots on the brake
2. all license plates glow when hit with light these days
3. most LEOs are going to leave you alone unless you're driving like an idiot...

BLUF - i haven't had any trouble at all.
06-17-2013 01:27 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by tabber02 View Post
the TF HD hinge and tire carrier come with a license plate relocation... save your money
Wha?! How many times have I watched the install video and never noticed that? Guess I need to watch for again.

All I remembered seeing was the "mod" that requires cutting the factory 3rd brake like to mount it to the new carrier.

EDIT: Ok, I watched the video again.....but I see a potential issue. The license relocation bracket has no light for the license plate. I believe these are required by law, correct?
06-17-2013 01:22 PM
tabber02
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Originally Posted by Barmanvarn View Post
I'm close to pulling the trigger on the TF hinged tired carrier kit and figured while I'm at it, it would be nice to relocate my 3rd brake light and my license plate to the spare.

I've seen solutions for relocation both license plate and 3rd brake light, but I'm not seeing anything that works well for both at the same time.

It's possible my Google and forum search skills are failing me this evening.

Anyone have any suggestions to how to pull this off? I'll also add that I want to stay legal meaning my 3rd bake light needs to stay above the rear brake lights and the license plate needs to have a light over it.

thanks
the TF HD hinge and tire carrier come with a license plate relocation... save your money
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