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PostSubject: Third Brake light   Sat May 04, 2013 1:06 pm

I love working on collision jobs.

I just repaired a 2006 Ford Freestar and the brake light got busted but the light bar was left intact. it will fit perfectly in the Roadmaster housing and it has a lot more lights.

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PostSubject: Re: Third Brake light   Sat May 04, 2013 11:08 pm

Neat, I wonder how much they are new from the dealer.
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PostSubject: Re: Third Brake light   Sun May 05, 2013 6:01 am

On my Collision Software it shows $112 list
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PostSubject: Re: Third Brake light   Sun May 05, 2013 6:16 am

Part #?
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PostSubject: Re: Third Brake light   Sun May 05, 2013 6:26 am

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PostSubject: Re: Third Brake light   Sun May 05, 2013 7:28 am

$85 on fordpartsgiant
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PostSubject: Re: Third Brake light   Sun May 05, 2013 8:44 am

OUCH!
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PostSubject: Re: Third Brake light   Sun May 05, 2013 2:56 pm

Lots of Freestars in the jy up here in NY., I'll have to take a look at these.
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PostSubject: Re: Third Brake light   Sun May 05, 2013 8:40 pm

John (mtrhead79) built one for me from a ford exploder. Works great!!
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PostSubject: Re: Third Brake light   Sun May 05, 2013 9:31 pm

I've been meaning to grab a couple out of Explorers as well - they're almost an exact fit too, and plentiful in junkyards here in Syracuse.
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PostSubject: Re: Third Brake light   Sun May 05, 2013 10:02 pm

I will have to check the explorers here, just to see if they fit. What years?
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PostSubject: Re: Third Brake light   Mon May 27, 2013 12:28 pm

Will the cruise control still work?
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PostSubject: Re: Third Brake light   Mon May 27, 2013 1:32 pm

Cruise control on wagons does not rely on a functional CHMSL. Both TBI and LT1 cars.
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PostSubject: Re: Third Brake light   Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:16 pm

Well I finally got to replace the double spring clip on my tailgate so I could get my third brake light to work. Only problem now is when I apply the brake it pops the fuse every time. I guess it takes more juice than I expected.
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PostSubject: Re: Third Brake light   Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:26 pm

you may need a resistor
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PostSubject: Re: Third Brake light   Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:33 pm

You may have a short. I have some nice contact strips for the 3rd brake light. The metal strips internally mounted in the light may have moved because of heat and cracking of the support. Check it with your VOM.
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PostSubject: Re: Third Brake light   Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:11 pm

when i 1st put the explorer 3rd brake light in i had it in without a resister, it was super bright but only lasted for 2 days and burnt out. i had to put resister in that ford had in the explorer. it is not as bright but it has been in the wagon for 2 years
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PostSubject: Re: Third Brake light   Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:57 pm

Fred I bought another contact plate from Mike, and they are fine. I do believe the resistor is the way to go.

Update: I just took it all back apart and found out that one of my wires grounded out. So I fixed the problem and the light works great!


I'll post pix's of it tonight.
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PostSubject: Re: Third Brake light   Wed May 31, 2017 2:39 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Third Brake light   Wed May 31, 2017 2:53 pm

You must have the resistor. It is a current controlling resistor. If the LEDs start to draw more current than they should, it drops more voltage, reducing the voltage to the LEDs, thus lowering the current available, saving the LEDs.
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PostSubject: Re: Third Brake light   Wed May 31, 2017 4:04 pm

Looks like a good upgrade! Just got the RMW engine swapped over from the 96 RMS. 3rd brake light not working, surprise ! lol. Striker plate needs replacing. Got it hard wired for now.
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PostSubject: Re: Third Brake light   Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:37 am

I recently purchased some festoon LED lights in red, to replace the lights in the CHSL.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/142052181708?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

They should fit the light without modification, and are only $3.68 with free delivery for 4 of them.
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