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08-15-2013, 01:12 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-15-2013, 01:13 AM by bill40311.)
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turned turn signals into LED brake light
        I was thinking one small brake light isn't very visual at night so decided to try a cheap way to make my rear turn signals into brake lights I didn't want running lights so I took a 12 in pvc led strip in red and wired it to my brake light. just opened amber lenses curled it around the inside of the lens cap. The red shows up well when brakes are applied and still have amber for turn signals. COST $4 bucks
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08-15-2013, 01:22 AM,
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RE: turned turn signals into LED brake light
@bill40311 great idea. Thanks for the share.

Gibbo
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08-15-2013, 02:20 AM,
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RE: turned turn signals into LED brake light
Hella cool! Any more info on the leds? 4 bucks sounds good enough that I may try and something like it.
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08-15-2013, 02:44 AM,
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RE: turned turn signals into LED brake light
Great idea, wish i had thought of it! haha
So how did you wire it ? I never went any further than putting those led lights in there.
I could use your help with that! thanks!
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08-15-2013, 09:58 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-15-2013, 10:00 AM by Agspace.)
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turned turn signals into LED brake light
Good idea. @Bill40311 Some more info on the LEDs and wiring would be helpful. I want to try it.

Does the red LED light interfere with the turn signal when both are active? I doubt it would, but checking since you you have it operational.

Oh yeah. Are your brake lights LEDs or regular bulb?
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08-15-2013, 02:10 PM,
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RE: turned turn signals into LED brake light
Sweet! Very timely post - the last couple of days I've been working up some LED replacement designs for front and rear run/turn indicators and run/brake taillight. It's interesting to see how well the red LEDs show red through the amber lens...I may tweak my design for the rear lollies to run-turn-brake... :)

John
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08-15-2013, 06:13 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-15-2013, 06:25 PM by bill40311.)
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RE: turned turn signals into LED brake light
(08-15-2013, 02:44 AM)rudyjoe Wrote: Great idea, wish i had thought of it! haha
So how did you wire it ? I never went any further than putting those led lights in there.
I could use your help with that! thanks!


All I did was put the ground wire in the ground screw under the tail light lens and the hot to the yellow wire for the brake light


hope that helps

(08-15-2013, 02:20 AM)Mr RCOM Wrote: Hella cool! Any more info on the leds? 4 bucks sounds good enough that I may try and something like it.


yeah man I got them on ebay ( you will have to search this cant get link sry)
2x12" Under Car Truck 1210 SMD LED Light Strip Red

they are pvc sealed so water proof as well
total cost was 5.98 shipping and all

(08-15-2013, 02:10 PM)OldePhart Wrote: Sweet! Very timely post - the last couple of days I've been working up some LED replacement designs for front and rear run/turn indicators and run/brake taillight. It's interesting to see how well the red LEDs show red through the amber lens...I may tweak my design for the rear lollies to run-turn-brake... :)

John


yeah man they are really bright they are brighter than my existing brake light . Im working on a way now to replace it with the same leds. will let u know how it goes
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08-15-2013, 06:27 PM,
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RE: turned turn signals into LED brake light
yeah hello full write up bud, hah, pics of all the install steps 1 pullin off wirin together, learned that on superduty forum and workin w the fairer sex for a party, said location and put main web page, had complaints no directions. thought main web page and the address was enough, oh no.
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08-15-2013, 06:28 PM,
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RE: turned turn signals into LED brake light
(08-15-2013, 09:58 AM)Agspace Wrote: Good idea. @Bill40311 Some more info on the LEDs and wiring would be helpful. I want to try it.

Does the red LED light interfere with the turn signal when both are active? I doubt it would, but checking since you you have it operational.

Oh yeah. Are your brake lights LEDs or regular bulb?


The are regular bulb no problems at all it will flash with the yellow showing through .
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08-15-2013, 06:57 PM,
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turned turn signals into LED brake light
Cool. @bill40311

I am going to look for them. I wonder of there are any that modulate. Don't feel like spending as much as they are asking for modulators at the moment. Maybe I'll check out RadioShack for something to slap on.
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09-04-2013, 08:04 PM,
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RE: turned turn signals into LED brake light
(08-15-2013, 06:57 PM)Agspace Wrote: Cool. @bill40311

I am going to look for them. I wonder of there are any that modulate. Don't feel like spending as much as they are asking for modulators at the moment. Maybe I'll check out RadioShack for something to slap on.
I noticed some at Wallymart, cost more but can be cut and made smaller.
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09-04-2013, 08:13 PM,
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turned turn signals into LED brake light
(09-04-2013, 08:04 PM)here to learn 1300 Wrote:
(08-15-2013, 06:57 PM)Agspace Wrote: Cool. @bill40311

I am going to look for them. I wonder of there are any that modulate. Don't feel like spending as much as they are asking for modulators at the moment. Maybe I'll check out RadioShack for something to slap on.
I noticed some at Wallymart, cost more but can be cut and made smaller.
In car section.

Thank you!
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09-05-2013, 03:08 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-05-2013, 03:10 PM by cagie.)
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RE: turned turn signals into LED brake light
Just as a geewhiz thing, but DOT sez having running/brake lights on the back end have to have red lenses. You might be able to get away with the amber lens with the red LED, but i suppose it would be at the discretion of LEO and the mood they are in that day... just sayin'
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09-05-2013, 04:05 PM,
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RE: turned turn signals into LED brake light
(09-05-2013, 03:08 PM)cagie Wrote: Just as a geewhiz thing, but DOT sez having running/brake lights on the back end have to have red lenses. You might be able to get away with the amber lens with the red LED, but i suppose it would be at the discretion of LEO and the mood they are in that day... just sayin'


I actually showed a Ky state Trooper this the other night and he said because when the brakes are on the lenses turn red they are legal and turn signals are still yellow .. I don't run them as running lights only turn signals and brake light so they aren't illuminated when I am riding . I ride nightly (works nights ) cops follow me all the time cause my bike is very load and lit up like a red Christmas tree haven't had any issues yet
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09-15-2013, 09:50 AM, (This post was last modified: 09-15-2013, 10:24 AM by jmck.)
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RE: turned turn signals into LED brake light
@bill40311 thanks for the great idea.
blished on 15 Sep 2013
A while back I bought a brake light modulator, I have never really been happy with it, it seems to go off for too long. I tried and LED globe but it was useless. so went back to the old globe. then I saw your post, so I bought a couple Red LED strips and coiled them up in the indicators, but I did not wire then through the modulator so they do not flash with the main brake light.
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