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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:57 pm 
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Get rid of that weedy central rear light for just an hour's work by converting the brake light units to stop and tail lamps so they come on with the tail light as well .......

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Just get down the local car scrappers with a pair of snips and find some old-style stop n' tail lampholders and a bit of wire and solder them into your existing wiring harness ....

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Any specific car for the bulbholders Roy?

I have a spare tail light now so im gonna get this done


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The laws of supply & demand mean the cost of spare rear light clusters on ebay is gonna rise... :D


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:D that looks well good. think i might try the bandit rear light in the centre light. my mate as a spare white lense one.


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The lenses are fixed,glued,welded and then bolted for good measure Task.. :lol:
they are impossible to get out m8...

Thats why i bought one from Ebay,i have been looking round for LED lamp units to replace the stock ones,and i fancy mounting the indicators in the lamp unit too.. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:31 pm 
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Bradlad wrote:
Any specific car for the bulbholders Roy?


Unless you're a complete car anorak you're going to have to have a snuffle round. Most 'modern' cars have printed circuit boards with those 'orrible little push-in lamps.


I've got an idea my Maestro had them, old Escorts and Minis should be a good source. You are (of course) looking for lampholders which have three wires coming out (tail, brake and earth) and you'll need a pair of 21/5W lamps which have off-set bayonet pins.

The locating tabs on the lampholders may be slightly different to the Suzuki ones but a moment's dexterity with a Stanley knife will sort that.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:37 pm 
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Bradlad wrote:
i fancy mounting the indicators in the lamp unit too.. :mrgreen:


CBA looking it up, but I'm sure there's a minimum distance for indicators from the centre line of the vehicle, for reasons of noticability of course ;)

TBH, I've never seen the sense in people fitting tiny or obscured indicators - you're just giving the SMIDSY's extra ammo :shock:


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have you not seen how wide thRF rear end is Roy? if someone can't see your indicators and they're part of the bottom light cluster, they shouldn't be bloody driving.


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Well I've just spent half a day visiting breakers in and around south London and these bulbholders are like rocking horse ****e!

There is a Mini specialist in Bexleyheath, my last hope!

Failing that I'm going to make the brake lights as running lights and the existing running light my brake (obviously bring down the brightness for running lights and upping the brake one).


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Steve wrote:
Well I've just spent half a day visiting breakers in and around south London and these bulbholders are like rocking horse ****e!

There is a Mini specialist in Bexleyheath, my last hope!

Failing that I'm going to make the brake lights as running lights and the existing running light my brake (obviously bring down the brightness for running lights and upping the brake one).


Gimme a couple of days Steve,theres half a dozen breakers near me..i go have a rummage for you m8.


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