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Third brake light


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This past winter, after reading of several '02's getting rear-ended, I concluded that I had to make a serious effort to install a third brake light. I first installed the JC Whitney light which was adequate, but a post on this site alerted me to a much more effective option. Wolo lighting, http://www.wolo-mfg.com/light.htm, distributes a 3/4 by 14 inch LED strip light, that when mounted on a wooden pedestal, in my case, makes an excellent, highly visible third brake light. If I ever get hit in the rear, it won't be because of a dim third brake light. This light is as visible as any contemporary third brake light on the road today. (Sorry no photo of my set up; can't get Photobucket to work).

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Roger

'72 Malaga

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Daniel Stern Lighting has the set up I think I will go for. Style #39. A bit more expensive than the LED light bar, but it too is LED tech and should do nicely. http://www.danielsternlighting.com/products/products.html bottom of the page.

Earl

74 02Lux

02 M Roadster

72 Volvo 1800ES

74 02Lux

15 M235i

72 Volvo 1800ES

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

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Here is my set up, a Hella light I got from Daniel Stern. I am happier than a clam at high tide with this choice. So far nobody has run into me, and this is my daily driver.

What I like about it, other than the visibility enhancement is that it does not look out of place....at least not too much.

William

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92 BMW 318ic, Wolfgang

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William,

Did you use Hella # 39? I am gettint tp erop my order and have not actually measured the window angle to confirm the correct light.

Thanks in Advance.

Earl

74 02Lux

15 M235i

72 Volvo 1800ES

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

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  • 1 year later...

Great info on the Hella third brake light. How is it working out?

Thanks

Marc

<p>69 (M2 Project-stalled); 72tii (a) Taiga/ m42 swap in process;91 E30 vert; 2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS; 65 Mustang fastback 500hp+ resto mod in process ;72 Porsche 911s project; 70 2002 M2 2.5L getting closer

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so far, the Hella third brake light has helped me keep SF city traffic at bay. Also using the following bulbs I got from Candlepower Inc a couple of years ago--no problem with the lenses.

Brake, rear turn signal and reverse lights

3497 Stanley

27W

Tail light

5008

10W

Refurbishing the tail lights helped also http://www.bmw2002faq.com/component/option,com_forum/Itemid,50/page,viewtopic/t,303904/

72 BMW 2002tii Inka, Tip Top

92 BMW 318ic, Wolfgang

07 Mini Cooper, MC

72 BMW 2002tii Malaga - stricken

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so far, the Hella third brake light has helped me keep SF city traffic at bay. Also using the following bulbs I got from Candlepower Inc a couple of years ago--no problem with the lenses.

Brake, rear turn signal and reverse lights

3497 Stanley

27W

Tail light

5008

10W

Refurbishing the tail lights helped also http://www.bmw2002faq.com/component/option,com_forum/Itemid,50/page,viewtopic/t,303904/

How did you attach the third brake light to the rear windshield? I think I have the same one that out of a 3 series i found in a scrap yard...

Zac Cardinal

1972 2002tii's Blog

1976 2002 "Margie"s blog

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