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FJ62 3rd Brake light?

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by John E, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. John E

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    I'm looking for recommendations for a 3rd brake light that will work with my FJ62.

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  2. LAMBCRUSHER

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    big red LED on the tire carrier bumper...
     
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  3. LAMBCRUSHER

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    nothing else would look right.
     
  4. 87CRUSR

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    I've been looking for something to integrate into the bumper. With the Los Angeles traffic and all the bonehead drivers, the stock brake lights aren't sufficient. Maybe something like the Kaymar bumper lights.
     
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    I bought a random third brake light of eBay 3 yrs ago a mounted it to the upper hatch with double side tape and a little epoxy.

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    @kbfj621989

    How did you wire in the 3rd brake light? Did you have to use a converter?
     
  7. Kmonty66

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    I thought someone had a kit for this, I remember seeing...cause I've been thinking about it. I'll have to look again.
     
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    Yes, please post if you find it.
     
  9. SteveH

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    I bought an LED light bar on eBay, glued two magnets to it, and stuck it to the rear bumper beam behind the chrome bumper, below the tailgate. It's hard-wired to the tow converter plug. It's too low for my liking, but doesn't interfere with the tailgate, can easily be removed, and the wiring is all hidden. No mods to the truck at all.

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    Yes of course, Ill start searching...
     
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    No converter. I just spliced the lines into the harness.

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    I found a third brake light off a second generation 4Runner. Was easy to install. No problems in 10 years.
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    Also definitely upgrade your stock lights with LEDs to get the max out of them. Makes a big difference.
     
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    Just for curiosity, what LEDs do you use? I haven't considered LED indicator lights for many years (last time I did they weren't very well regarded) but would like to see what folks are using now.
     
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    I just got them from superbrightleds. 1157s I believe. Both those and parking lights made a big difference.
     
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    You gonna leave us hangin' or just building suspense ??

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    I would like to find LED brake lights that don't stink. All the sets I have seen in various vehicles (and my Sylvania LED backup lights, which were barely brighter than incandescent) either don't work at all (polarity issue) or last 3 months and go dim. I haven't seen rock-solid-reliable LED 1157s, but they must be out there.
     
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    Superbrights have worked for me well, heard good things about PFran's as well.
     
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    Ive been happy with the PFRAN, backup lights are awesome. Superbright so far as well. No luck so far looking for a full kit...
     
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