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Cargo/3rd brake strobe REVISITED!!

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by grec-o-face, May 24, 2010.

  1. grec-o-face

    grec-o-face Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    some of you may remember my post from a long way back about my 3rd brake light mod. Well, I've updated my mod with an LED flasher and the results are great!!!

    Here's a day time vid.

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  2. grec-o-face

    grec-o-face Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I'll get a night video soon. That day-light crap just doesn't give it any justice.
     
  3. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
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    Messages: 637

    it still looks good
     
  4. grec-o-face

    grec-o-face Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    Thanks Cuban!!
     
  5. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Can you also show what it looks like when you are on the brakes too?
     
  6. grec-o-face

    grec-o-face Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I wired everything through relays -

    with the strobe switch OFF, the normal functions (brake / cargo) work without interuption.
    with the strobe switch ON, the power is routed through the LED flasher and NOT through the stock paths, it dissables the factory functions (there's no chance of blowing anything up this way).
     
  7. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    where did u get it????
     
  8. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    looks very good. I'm curious how did you do this? wiring,lights and flasher part #'s
     
  9. grec-o-face

    grec-o-face Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    It's a Recon LED 3rd brake light. (like $90-ish)

    I cut the stock wiring and re-routed the power for the cargo and for the brake lights. I ran them through relays (standard bosch 5 pin - I already had a few). When the relays are NOT energized, the power just flows through them and works the normal cargo & brake light functions. When the relays ARE energized, the power is instead sent through a NOVA Electronics LED flasher (like $30-ish), then the flasher provides output via power/flash patterns to the Recon light assembly.

    I plan on doing a similar set-up to my LED roof lights. I've seen aftermarket LED roof lights that have a strobe function, but they're too pricey for me. Plus, I'd rather do it myself.
     
  10. oh8chevy2500

    oh8chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    on my old truck i cut the harness on the under the tailgate LED brakelight with the reverse LEDs that was sick although it took a few trial experiments to figure out how to get the left blinker right blinker full brake and reverse lights to rotate and sync up the way i wanted but a few hours later me and my wiring guru friend got it done... looks sick even in the day light
     
  11. grec-o-face

    grec-o-face Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    That's what I'm talkin' bout. I dig all that custom wiring stuff. It's just cool.
     
  12. oh8chevy2500

    oh8chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    custom wiring sucks at first ... the way i do it atleast...i have a bunch of leads that have the wire punchin alligator clips on them and i figure out everything then go to the bench and do the complete wiring then back to the truck to solder heatshrink and loom it up and away nice and clean but everything is worth it when its all said and done and knowing you only spent the money on pieces and not a plug n play is a nice peace of mind and chunk of money saved ...
     
  13. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    thanks for the info
     
  14. flatlander42

    flatlander42 Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    Way Cool! just subscribing so I don't miss the Night Video!
     
  15. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    ditto! plus i wanna do this to my truck now
     
  16. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    where did you get the led flasher idea?
     
  17. oh8chevy2500

    oh8chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Where did I? Because I remember shooting you a pm asking if it was possible and what I would need
     
  18. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    ahhh yeah....
     
  19. oh8chevy2500

    oh8chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    I will give credit when its due just haven't seen you on in months
     
  20. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    yeah...i just been poking around...running my new construction company...not a lot of time..

    i keep seeing your light wishing i had no camper shell....look badazz