Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 43
jnrgy1
Member
jnrgy1 Aug 12, 4:38pm - #247155 
Member

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 43
il,usa
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!
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 123
Workshop4Ever
Member
Workshop4Ever Aug 12, 4:41pm - #247156 

Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 123
Midland Park, New Jersey
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

Always remember....The Early Bird May Get The Worm, But The Second Mouse Gets The Cheese!
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 43
jnrgy1
Member
jnrgy1 Aug 12, 4:57pm - #247157 
Member

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 43
il,usa
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
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 43
jnrgy1
Member
jnrgy1 Aug 12, 4:58pm - #247158 
Member

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 43
il,usa
anyone have more then 3 brake lights out there?? let me know!!
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 123
Workshop4Ever
Member
Workshop4Ever Aug 12, 5:02pm - #247159 

Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 123
Midland Park, New Jersey
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

Always remember....The Early Bird May Get The Worm, But The Second Mouse Gets The Cheese!
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 43
jnrgy1
Member
jnrgy1 Aug 12, 5:23pm - #247160 
Member

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 43
il,usa
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
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 2,672
ragingpaseo
Specialist
ragingpaseo Aug 12, 6:38pm - #247161 
2003 blue Toyota Celica
Specialist
2003 Toyota Celica

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 2,672
towson, md
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...
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,982
Zero
Furi Kuri
Zero Aug 12, 6:56pm - #247162 

Furi Kuri
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,982
San Diego, CA
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.

I've mastered the art of the After Image Technique.
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 43
jnrgy1
Member
jnrgy1 Aug 12, 7:23pm - #247163 
Member

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 43
il,usa
I am sure there is a quick way to disable those lights with the wires or fuse, I should call up toyota and ask
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 380
Shiftyz1x
Member
Shiftyz1x Aug 12, 7:26pm - #247164 

Member
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 380
WV, USA
umm just yank the wires that connect it .. lol maby wtf wtf wtf wtf
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 627
Weasel
Senior Member
Weasel Aug 12, 10:35pm - #247165 

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 627
North East Ohio
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?

[Linked Image]
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 412
aznsaiyan509
Senior Member
aznsaiyan509 Aug 12, 11:38pm - #247166 
2004 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica GT
Senior Member
2004 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 412
Huntington Beach, CA
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
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 43
jnrgy1
Member
jnrgy1 Aug 13, 12:44am - #247167 
Member

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 43
il,usa
I like it myself but just hoping its not illegal, otherwise it lights up the lights hahah
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,077
slidr
Specialist
slidr Aug 13, 12:53am - #247168 

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,077
Saint Louis, MO
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.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force...number one in the hood, G
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 43
jnrgy1
Member
jnrgy1 Aug 13, 12:58am - #247169 
Member

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 43
il,usa
thanks man!!
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,077
slidr
Specialist
slidr Aug 13, 1:01am - #247170 

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,077
Saint Louis, MO
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.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force...number one in the hood, G
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,077
slidr
Specialist
slidr Aug 13, 1:03am - #247171 

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,077
Saint Louis, MO
Here you go, incase you can't find it...

Found this picture online, hopefully it will help...
1870171383-figure1.jpg

Aqua Teen Hunger Force...number one in the hood, G
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,077
slidr
Specialist
slidr Aug 13, 1:07am - #247172 

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,077
Saint Louis, MO
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?

Aqua Teen Hunger Force...number one in the hood, G
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 433
ArumnDark
Senior Member
ArumnDark Aug 13, 1:27am - #247173 
2004 Silver Streak Toyota Celica
Senior Member
2004 Toyota Celica

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 433
Independence, California
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!

[Linked Image]
Join the conversation - Register now or Sign in to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Customize Your Toyota CelicaPrivacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2016