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    Blinking the Brake lights?

    Is there a gizmo available that I can install that will blink the brake lights a few times then stay on till released? Negative Ground.

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    Re: Blinking the Brake lights?

    Quote Originally Posted by karls59tr View Post
    Is there a gizmo available that I can install that will blink the brake lights a few times then stay on till released? Negative Ground.
    You'll hate me for this, but your foot will do that very nicely.

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    Re: Blinking the Brake lights?

    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    You'll hate me for this, but your foot will do that very nicely.

    Tom M.
    Not while you're firmly applying the brake, which IMO is when you need it most.

    Lots of gizmos available, here's an example I just found.
    https://www.amazon.com/blinker-flash...93699586&psc=1

    But I rolled my own, so no experience with a commercial model. One IC, one transistor, and a sprinkling of resistors and capacitors.

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    Re: Blinking the Brake lights?

    Also, if you have not done it, I highly recommend putting in LED bulbs in the rear. They are so much brighter than standard bulbs. I like the ones from LiteZupp. They directly replace the old bulb. Also you would need a new turn signal flasher that supports LED bulbs. With the brighter LED bulbs you may not need them to flash.
    Bob

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    Re: Blinking the Brake lights?

    I have used the GS-100A that sells for a couple of bucks on eBay:

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...be+turn+module

    Works fine with LEDs. I suspect that regular incandescents would light up and go out to slowly for it to be effective with them.

    If you do not want to convert to LEDs an alternative is to just use the strobe to flash an LED third brake light. That is what I did on this car:


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    Re: Blinking the Brake lights?

    I also used that gizmo that Geo mentioned. Worked just fine to flash an LED third brake light on both a TR6 and TR3.

    Cheers, Mike
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