Fitting a 3rd brake light!

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Pilkie
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Fitting a 3rd brake light!

#1 Post by Pilkie » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:29 pm

Frustrated by the fact the cheapo universal 3rd brake light I bought would not remain stuck to the inside top of the rear screen,no matter what I tried! :evil:
I remembered that a P6 club member had fitted a Jaguar XK8 convertible unit to the boot of his car
Turned out it was not that easy to find one at a sensible price,but in the end I found one for £40 all in rather than the £100 + p/p shipped from the USA! :shock:
Not wanting to drill holes in the bootlid,I removed its 3 securing screws,used a self adhesive strip to protect the boot paint,drilled 2 suitable holes in the boot mount,and ran the wiring.
Once the spare wheel is refitted,it pushed down on the unit,securing it in position! :D
All I now have to do is get it painted to match,but as it doesnt show much,theres no rush!
Just got to see how far in I can tuck it under so its still secure and still does the job!
Oh and fix that dangly fog light wire! ;)
Shame it doesnt flash, GET OFF MY ARSE :lol:
Will have to get a sticker made up for the top of the rear screen! :P
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My current fleet!
1971 S2 Rover P6V8 auto,PAS,leather,webasto,14" rostyles,in White/huntsman.
My daily driver since 1999.
1970 Triumph TR6pi,original UK car in Damson.
1968 S1 Rover P6V8 auto,2 owner/43k miles,Arden with sandalwood leather.

Richard Moss
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Re: Fitting a 3rd brake light!

#2 Post by Richard Moss » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:36 am

The double-sided sticky pads used on interior mirrors work well for fixing the 3rd brake light to glass

Pilkie
Posts: 149
Joined: Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:41 pm
Location: North Bristol

Re: Fitting a 3rd brake light!

#3 Post by Pilkie » Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:57 pm

Richard Moss wrote:The double-sided sticky pads used on interior mirrors work well for fixing the 3rd brake light to glass
Not the ones I tried from various motor factors!
My current fleet!
1971 S2 Rover P6V8 auto,PAS,leather,webasto,14" rostyles,in White/huntsman.
My daily driver since 1999.
1970 Triumph TR6pi,original UK car in Damson.
1968 S1 Rover P6V8 auto,2 owner/43k miles,Arden with sandalwood leather.

Richard Moss
Posts: 425
Joined: Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:09 pm

Re: Fitting a 3rd brake light!

#4 Post by Richard Moss » Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:53 pm

Pilkie wrote:
Richard Moss wrote:The double-sided sticky pads used on interior mirrors work well for fixing the 3rd brake light to glass
Not the ones I tried from various motor factors!
You must have an especially heavy brake light then - the one I fitted to my Jeep Cherokee has held up through a year of desert sun (50C+) here in Abu Dhabi.

Pilkie
Posts: 149
Joined: Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:41 pm
Location: North Bristol

Re: Fitting a 3rd brake light!

#5 Post by Pilkie » Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:42 pm

A cheap plastic led about 7" long with feet either end,couldnt get much lighter!
Anyway this is much better!! :)
My current fleet!
1971 S2 Rover P6V8 auto,PAS,leather,webasto,14" rostyles,in White/huntsman.
My daily driver since 1999.
1970 Triumph TR6pi,original UK car in Damson.
1968 S1 Rover P6V8 auto,2 owner/43k miles,Arden with sandalwood leather.

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