Brake light modulator


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papa47
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Brake light modulator

Postby papa47 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:53 pm



I have aan 89 1500 and would like to install a brake light modulator. I noticed 4 different colored terminals after removing the seat. (black,red,green and yellow) Are these brake rlated or do I have to take the trunk off to to get to the brakes light wires? Any help would be appreciated. thnx



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Re: Brake light modulator

Postby dingdong » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:22 am

Remove the trunk under cover. There are 4 screws that hold it on. Be careful not to break the end tabs on the front of the cover. The tail/brake light connectors are inside.
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Re: Brake light modulator

Postby papa47 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:13 am

thnx, I'll try that.

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Re: Brake light modulator

Postby fujimo » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:17 pm

PAPA47...I KNOW THAT YOU CAN SPLICE-IN UNDER THE TRUNK, BUT YOU CAN ALSO DO IT ALL UNDER THE SEAT, AND IT IS ALOT EASIER THERE TOO. JUST LOOK AT THE WIRING SCHMATIC IN THE MANUAL, AND SPLICE IN THERE.

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Re: Brake light modulator

Postby HALBUDD » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:50 pm

papa47 : I found a set of led lights that will fit right in to your bulb holders , I pulled the two covers in the top of trunk and just swapped out the bulbs. They work just like your original lights but when you hit your breaks they will automatically start flashing. No splicing wires and they were only $20.00 bucks on e-bay. Hal
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Re: Brake light modulator

Postby papa47 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:01 pm

wow, thanks alot, I'll look into to it from both angles. Already have the modulator so will see about that 1st, but I really like the LED idea too. Maybe I'll sell the modulator on ebay. lol. thnx gain all.

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Re: Brake light modulator

Postby Kevin Ball » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:10 pm

The flashing LED bulbs are currently available from EBay the item number is 230653878240 and the cost is $29 including shipping to the USA, I have got these fitted to my wing and they really are effective.

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Re: Brake light modulator

Postby papa47 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:06 pm

ok thanx, i appreciate it

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Re: Brake light modulator

Postby TXAggie87 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:04 pm

I agree with Fujimo - under the seat is a lot easier install. Consult the wiring diagram in a good manual to start with. I used a small bungee cord (or you could use a large rubber band) to hold the front brake lever in the "on position" so that the brake lights are on. I used my good test light to find the "live wire" and followed the instructions that came with the modulator. Used some double-sided 3M automotive tape to secure the modulator so that it didn't move around. Extremely simple install.

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Re: Brake light modulator

Postby papa47 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:02 pm

sounds good, I'll try it next weekend. thnx




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