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Hi level brake lights.

Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:33 am

I fancy fitting hi level brake lights to my BXs. What's the best solution - and most economical, of course? I have seen many types, what would suit ideally, would be the (older style) 'box' type mounted on the rear screen clear of the blinds.... Some of the 36 LED strip types are far too showy. Thing is, the rear lights on the later BX (behind their smoked lenses) are not brilliant...

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Post by sleepy0905 » Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:54 am

My lights were not brilliant try giving all the connectors and earth plus all the bulb holders a good clean i did this and they are now excellent but if you want an led strip hi level i have one you can have for postage cost you just stick it to the glass
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:27 am

That sounds good. I'll email you.

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Post by AlanS » Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:30 am

They are mandatory out here but with the sun, they turn to dust in no time.
A word of warning though, mounted where they are on a BX I can guarantee you'll break them off with your head within the first day if you're not used to them being there.
Bloody things!!! I'm always crowning myself on the thing which causes the red bit to fall off and at night time, you think a truck is going to run over you the first time you hit the pedal and the whole back of the car lights up.
Better idea on the Estates as they are stuck to the window instead of dangling down like a horses d d d d (rhymes with wronger) :shock: :shock: :oops:


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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:23 am

Of course the bset place would be integrated with the GTi spoiler á la Audi etc. But that'd be too much to ask.
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Post by mnde » Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:43 pm

Would it?

It _seems_ not...

http://www.edirectory.co.uk/pf/pages/mo ... ke&cid=880

They list another one (ref 880/2733783) for £84.99 and specifically say this one doesn't have an integral brakelight.

Here's another link:

http://www.edirectory.co.uk/pf/pages/de ... &Full.y=12

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:17 pm

I'm impressed (I think), but the price is a bit of an obstacle. One day, maybe. The pic's not too helpful there, but I imagine the light is in the trailing edge, between the flared ends.

Thanks for that. Food for thought.
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:27 pm

My TZD has a rather fetching one stuck in the top of the rear window, it works now too, after some bozo routed the cable originally so that it was chopped off by the tailgate closing, i wonder if he is the same guy who fitted the gold door lock buttons?
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:44 pm

:roll: :roll: :roll: :!:
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Post by rob-bx16v » Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:13 pm

8) I had one on my white 16v phase 1 it was fitted to the underside of the rear spoiler in the middle. It looked quite good as it was one of them led type ones
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