third brake light?
Tue, 01 Jul 2003 21:23:08 -0400
> I understand that a third brake light became mandatory for new cars in
> the US starting with the 1986 model year. I have an '85 and an '84
> 4kq. Is there anything preventing me from taking the third brake light
> from a later model 4kq and installing it in mine?
Not at all. I've been adding them for years, a cheap aftermarket one in
my 5kt, and then coupe. Then I discovered the joy of parts cars and
used OEM parts and got something a bit nicer looking in there.
Just do a careful, neat job of wiring it in parallel with one of the
regular brake lights, and securing it on the parcel shelf or roof,
reasonably well sealed to the rear window.