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How do I disable the 3rd brake light? someone help #247155 Aug 12, 9:38am Aug 12, 9:38am
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How do I disable the 3rd brake light? someone help
Hi guys I have a TRD wing I installed with the led and now I have 4 lights going on, is that legal? If not How do I disable the 3rd brake light mounted on the top of the roof thanks guys!

Re: How do I disable the 3rd brake light? someone help [Re: jnrgy1] #247156 Aug 12, 9:41am Aug 12, 9:41am
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it is perfectly legal to have 4 brake lights...dunno how to disable the 3rd brake line but there is definately no law that states how many brake lights you can have


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Re: How do I disable the 3rd brake light? someone help [Re: Workshop4Ever] #247157 Aug 12, 9:57am Aug 12, 9:57am
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I hope so I don't want to get pulled over for having more then 3 brake lights heheh, anyhow if its legal It looks kinda cool at night haha

Re: How do I disable the 3rd brake light? someone help [Re: jnrgy1] #247158 Aug 12, 9:58am Aug 12, 9:58am
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anyone have more then 3 brake lights out there?? let me know!!

Re: How do I disable the 3rd brake light? someone help [Re: jnrgy1] #247159 Aug 12, 10:02am Aug 12, 10:02am
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our ambulance has like 8 brake lights...so it must be legal. Im pretty sure ive seen it on other cars before...mostly civics with wings


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Re: How do I disable the 3rd brake light? someone help [Re: Workshop4Ever] #247160 Aug 12, 10:23am Aug 12, 10:23am
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Very true I don't want to be a ricer celica though, anyone know how to disable the 3rd roof light at all? Maybe a fuse perhaps?? thanks guys

Re: How do I disable the 3rd brake light? someone help [Re: jnrgy1] #247161 Aug 12, 11:38am Aug 12, 11:38am
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when you buy a true TRD action pack spoiler, it will come with a plastic to mask it off. if i were you, i would that top brake light plastic off and get it paint it or take the light bulbs out...

Re: How do I disable the 3rd brake light? someone help [Re: ragingpaseo] #247162 Aug 12, 11:56am Aug 12, 11:56am
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i shaved the LED bar on my TRD replica wing.

i dont care if its a replica, i just didnt like the 4-brake light look.


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Re: How do I disable the 3rd brake light? someone help [Re: Zero] #247163 Aug 12, 12:23pm Aug 12, 12:23pm
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I am sure there is a quick way to disable those lights with the wires or fuse, I should call up toyota and ask

Re: How do I disable the 3rd brake light? someone help [Re: jnrgy1] #247164 Aug 12, 12:26pm Aug 12, 12:26pm
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umm just yank the wires that connect it .. lol maby wtf wtf wtf wtf

Re: How do I disable the 3rd brake light? someone help [Re: Shiftyz1x] #247165 Aug 12, 3:35pm Aug 12, 3:35pm
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ya i bought a used TRD wing and i was woundering the same thing. Should i jsut go with 4 lights? Will that look ok? Anyone got a pic at night with 4 break lights?


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Re: How do I disable the 3rd brake light? someone help [Re: ragingpaseo] #247166 Aug 12, 4:38pm Aug 12, 4:38pm
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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
when you buy a true TRD action pack spoiler, it will come with a plastic to mask it off. if i were you, i would that top brake light plastic off and get it paint it or take the light bulbs out...


yup, I got a plastic when I bought a TRD wing. I was going to mask it off, but decided not too. It looks pretty good with 4 break lights. thumbsup

Re: How do I disable the 3rd brake light? someone help [Re: aznsaiyan509] #247167 Aug 12, 5:44pm Aug 12, 5:44pm
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I like it myself but just hoping its not illegal, otherwise it lights up the lights hahah

Re: How do I disable the 3rd brake light? someone help [Re: jnrgy1] #247168 Aug 12, 5:53pm Aug 12, 5:53pm
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Well, when I bought my TRD wing, when I went to hook up the 3rd brake light, the connector that was already in the back of the hatch didn't work, so I had to route the connector that was already connected to the third brake light, to the light on the spoiler.

Here's how you can unplug the 3rd brake light on the car.

1. Open the hatch.

2. Look up towards where the 3rd brake light is, and you should see a rubber grommet. It's just a rubber plug that keeps water away from your electrical connections. Reach in the hole that you unplugged the grommet from, and look for a connector. Unplug the connector, and you should be set.


Note, that in the kit that was supposed to come with your spoiler, there should be an adhesive piece of thin foam. You need to take that foam and wrap it around the connector that you just unplugged so that it doesn't rattle. Obviously, if you don't have the foam, just wrap it in something such as seran wrap. Just something to keep it from rattling.

Good luck.


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Re: How do I disable the 3rd brake light? someone help [Re: slidr] #247169 Aug 12, 5:58pm Aug 12, 5:58pm
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thanks man!!

Re: How do I disable the 3rd brake light? someone help [Re: jnrgy1] #247170 Aug 12, 6:01pm Aug 12, 6:01pm
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Np.

It's been a while since I did the install, so my instructions may be a little hazy.

Post back, and let me know if that helped at all.


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Re: How do I disable the 3rd brake light? someone help [Re: jnrgy1] #247171 Aug 12, 6:03pm Aug 12, 6:03pm
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Here you go, incase you can't find it...

Found this picture online, hopefully it will help...

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Re: How do I disable the 3rd brake light? someone help [Re: slidr] #247172 Aug 12, 6:07pm Aug 12, 6:07pm
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Now that I think about it, that may diable the 3rd brake light on the spoiler itself, because I think that there may be a link to the two lights via that connection. If it does, then just plug it back in and cover the light on your car. If you don't wanna use the cover that came with the kit, go to www.bluebatmobile.com because he sells some vinyl covers that may look better.

Here's an install guide for the wing if you want to look it over...

http://russ.angrypacket.com/howto/carstuff/TRD-adjustable-spoiler/index.php?


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Re: How do I disable the 3rd brake light? someone help [Re: slidr] #247173 Aug 12, 6:27pm Aug 12, 6:27pm
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Hey, if you still have you 4-brake light setup, take a pic! smile

I've been curious about how it would look, as I want to get a TRD spoiler!


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