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    Here's mine,just a cheap eBay one,but it does the job,ran the wires to the back light
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    So do you have the third only coming on controlled by the rear wiper switch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan View Post
    So do you have the third only coming on controlled by the rear wiper switch?
    I only used the wiper wire as it was threaded through the tailgate, one end to the brake light in the tailgate, the other end to the spare terminal in the rear light cluster.
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    Brilliant! Thanks all for the input. Great to see all the different options!
    I think I'll probably go with using the now redundant wiper motor wire connected to the brakelight wire and take the ground from the tailgate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon green View Post
    Here's mine,just a cheap eBay one,but it does the job,ran the wires to the back light
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    I'm looking to do this too - how did you run the wires from the light to the existing tailight? Did you have to make any holes in the tailgate? I guess the black could be fitted to any exposed metal on the tailgate but the red to the cluster is the confusing one. Then again if you're running a pair of cables to the cluster, may as well connect them both there!
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    It looks similar to the one I had fitted. It was fitted to the plastic trim at the rear of the headlining on the car, not the tailgate. So wiring was simple - under the trim, then behind the c pillar trim and boot side carpet to the light cluster.

    If it were on the tailgate, you'd probably just route the wiring to join the rest of the tailgate loom where it enters the car, then as above, behind the c pillar trim.

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    By the way, the main reason I removed it again was because the light isn't shielded/directed - it meant at night the rear brake light would light up the whole of the rear of the interior of the car in red light

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony_ack View Post
    It looks similar to the one I had fitted. It was fitted to the plastic trim at the rear of the headlining on the car, not the tailgate. So wiring was simple - under the trim, then behind the c pillar trim and boot side carpet to the light cluster.

    If it were on the tailgate, you'd probably just route the wiring to join the rest of the tailgate loom where it enters the car, then as above, behind the c pillar trim.
    Good idea about not mounting on the tailgate directly. Means you don't have to thread a new cable from there to the light cluster. That's where the problem was for me.
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    I always liked the look and idea of having the US spec factory third brake light, and have all the parts bought including the light, holder, loom plug and a loom I made up, but have never got around to fitting it because the car hasn't made it much needed trip to the bodyshop yet and is long overdue.

    Someone on here had a really cool one where they put pin hole LEDs in the spoiler.

    The aftermarket ones in Halfrauds etc. always have the problem of how to attach them securely and make them look factory - although I have had them in a few other cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fendervg View Post

    Someone on here had a really cool one where they put pin hole LEDs in the spoiler.
    It was Henny, its in his build thread

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