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Fitting a flashing third safety brake light mod ...all marks.

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Fitting a flashing third safety brake light mod ...all marks.

Postby Mazda Mender » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:55 am

I have fitted these to my own (and owners roadsters) for many years for a number of reasons and it all began and came around for me with a journey home down the M62 from Warrington to Manchester one summer evening in my MK 1 VS II Eunos , on passing the Birchwood junction on slip road and my attention was brought to a Jeepy jobbie in the left hand line with a flashing brake light, which the light did what it was meant to do which was made to do be noticed, so the search was on.
I managed to find a kit which was 12 years back and had to order it from the good old USA, the reason I wanted this was the fact that it does stand out and gets noticed as i was sick to death of tail hoggers and the people that feel the need to stop an inch of rear back bumper at light etc which I find unnerving.
Well the difference was noticeable straight away how cars were holding back and leaving distance because it is a red brake light which means ...stop...but it flashes like hazard warning lights so they don't know what to do so they stay clear...winner.
The kit is easy to wire in, only 3 wires and is programmable to slow or speed up the flashes as well as control of how many flashes you want before it goes solid, lift your foot off and press again and it will go through what you have set, , I went to order another and the Co stopped selling them , so another search was done and found one from china but when it turned up there was no way of programming it for personal choice, so another search went on as I have always fitted them to the cars I use now, and I found a great kit here in the UK which comes with everything you need to fit , very well thought out kit.
Anyway...I have been asked about them so I will share where I get them from and how to fit it...

The kit as it arrives from Stew at Azonic Solutions Ltd.....

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What comes in it....

4 x small cable ties,
2 x large cable ties,
2 x snap connectors,
2 x double sided pads,
2 x small silver screws,
4 x small black screws,
1 x A4 instruction sheet,
1 x small slotted screw driver,
1 x small Phillips driver,
1 x flashing/strobe modular control box,
1 x modular control box back plate......

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Tools required .....

Wire snips,
Electrical tape,( not needed if using the snap scotch connections in the kit)
Heat shrink,( not needed if using the snap scotch connections in the kit)
Soldering iron and solder,( not needed if using the snap scotch connections in the kit)
A good friends or wife's foot

In this walk through guide on fitting we are using a MK 1 NA but it is the same for all the others bar different wire colours..

So pop the boot....

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Locate the rear boot light brake light wire and trunking....

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Twist and pop out the brake light holder socket/bulb.....

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Next you need a utility knife( PLEASE WATCH THOSE DIGITS ) or a pair of scissors and cut down the length of the trunking to revel the live and earth wires to the brake light socket/bulb......

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Peel the trunking back, do not cut it off as we will be reusing it.....

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Now get your wire snips and cut the GREEN wire, this is the live 12 volt wire that feeds the brake light, there is no need to disconnect the battery to do this, but if you feel safer doing it then do so as there is no live feed until the pedal is pressed with the ignition off or on..

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Strip ends of the GREENN wires ready for joining and soldering, ( there is scotch snap clips in the kit if you don't have a soldering iron)...

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You will also need to revel some of the inner wire for the earth connection on the BLACK cable if you are soldering in as a more solid connection ( scotch snap clips are in the kit for those that choose not to)

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Now get the flashing brake modular and strip the cable off the ends of the 3 cables red,yellow and black(you will not need to do this if using the scotch clip snap connections in the kit) ready for soldering in...

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Twist the wire ends together ready for soldering....

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Slide your heat shrink onto the modular cables, you will need to use electric tape for the earth as we are tapping into it, (you will notice in these pictures that there are extra cables, please ignore these as this MK 1 had a rear boot wing with a brake light so needed to be wired in also, they are NOT part of this walk through guide.

Now join the YELLOW cable from the modular to the GREEN cable from the light socket/bulb, Join the RED cable from the modular to the GREEN cable on the loom side in to the boots brake light so we have a loop through the strobe/flashing modular, join the BLACK cable from the modular to the BLACK cable that runs to the brake light socket/bulb...

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And then start to solder the connections together if you are soldering in....

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In this case we will be using electrical tape rather than heat shrink because of all the cables being soldered in...

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And then all taped up and clean...

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Now we move on to sorting out the modular and setting up...

Get the flat screw driver from the kit and a helpful body to press the brake pedal on and off for you..

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Now you can set either one, in which ever way you prefer, personally I like to set the flashes first(which can be up to 8 flashes) then the speed but it is your choice ....

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Once your happy with the speed and flashes and the helpful person on the brake pedal as finished moaning about hurrying up, you can now screw down the lid of the modular with the 4x black screw provided with the kit and the screw driver....

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Now it is just time to tidy it all up out of the way and neat...

Tuck the modular control box into its new home and secure safe using the double sided pads (making sure the surfaces are both clean first) or cable ties both supplied in the kit....

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Get the smaller cable ties in the kit to tidy up and secure the wiring, Black cable ties would look better for the ocd owners amongst us .....

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Get your wire snips and nip off the excess cable tie....

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But all the bits away, shout the boot, job done...

The unit is bought from Azonic Solutions Ltd http://www.pcb.me.uk/ follow link to web site and then just follow products and the motorbike links in menu bar,they are also found on the bay of E in his shop, http://stores.ebay.co.uk/S-D-Comps?_trk ... 7675.l2563 contact Stew, top man.

As usual Any questions please ask...it's what we are here for. :handgestures-thumbup:
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