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Newest mod? Why the 4th and 5th brake light mod, of course!
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2003, 06:01:20 PM »
OK I finally did this mod! Thanks for all the help and for Boris' diagram! I'll do a little write up on removing the cluster and making the cluster indicator work. It's really not difficult at all. I think it might take an hour if you've never removed the cluster before. I have heard you can do it without removing the cluster but my hands are a little too big for that.
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Re: Newest mod? Why the 4th and 5th brake light mod, of cou
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2003, 03:11:28 AM »
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I love this mod.  Thanks to Alan (Velo) and Mark (Madigan) for making this one happen for me.  This is the cheapest mod I have done that I can remember, but I sure do like the extra warning that people behind me get.

I can say that no one has rear ended me since doing this mod.


Ok, what exactly is this mod?  I've read wht everyone typed but the images are dead now and I never really did see a good explination of what it is or does.

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Re: Newest mod? Why the 4th and 5th brake light mod, of cou
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2003, 03:11:28 AM »

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« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2003, 12:57:08 PM »
Hey Spencer, for the B5, only the top lights are set to light when you brake.  The bottom ones are not even hooked up at all.  So, you have to cut out the back side of the tail light, add a blub and wire it in to light them up like this:




If you have added the rear fog light, you have to add a diode to allow this to work with the same bulb.
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« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2003, 01:05:22 PM »
Does this hold true for the B5.5's as well or even the '04s?  I'll have to check this out to see if mine do or not I suppose.
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« Reply #34 on: December 11, 2003, 01:16:21 PM »
I think you get all 4 lights when you brake, but you don't have the rear fog, so you can wire that up.

Mod#1, it sounds like  :cool:
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