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Old 09-02-2015, 09:55 PM
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Default Standalone Blinkers/brake lights help

Hello folks, as of recent i got a second vehicle that needs a lot of work. This may not be a miata directly but its similar.

I'm looking to add blinkers and brake lights to a vehicle that doesnt have them. Anyone has any experience with what i need to buy?
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There are loads of universal turn signal switches out there. Google "universal turn signal switch"



As for brake lights, a lot of vehicles (including VW Beetles) used to use pressure switches attached to the brake line to actuate the lights. You can find these cheaply and plentifully in the aftermarket with just a Google search as well, and this will probably be easier to implement than a plunger switch on the pedal.

Examples:

JEGS Hydraulic Brake Light Switch |

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PRF-80174/
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Well i want 1 bulb for both per side.
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Originally Posted by triple88a View Post
Well i want 1 bulb for both per side.
So run a relay, use the pressure switch to turn it on
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How about these? Would the pressure switch go where the "stoplight" is and then to 12v?

Universal Turn Signal Switch | 7-wire unit for vehicles with combination stop and turn signal lamps requiring brake light circuit.
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Originally Posted by triple88a View Post
Well i want 1 bulb for both per side.




EDIT: Yeah, the switch you linked to above is the kind you want.
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Got any clue what relay i'll need for LEDs?
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Originally Posted by triple88a View Post
Got any clue what relay i'll need for LEDs?
3 terminal LED turn signal flasher
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lol are they all made the same? Dont exactly know how they work.
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Originally Posted by triple88a View Post
lol are they all made the same? Dont exactly know how they work.
No, there are several basic types, mostly differentiated by whether they have two, three or four terminals. But since you're doing this from scratch, any one that works with LEDs can be wired in.

The place you linked to earlier sells this one: LED Flasher - Electronic flasher for LED lights
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Relevant to a build of mine as well.
Thanks for the links.
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Ah, one more question, do i need relays for the blinkers/tails or do i just run the wires directly from the universal switch i posted above? In the pic i dont see relays but i'm not sure. Thanks
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Ah, one more question, do i need relays for the blinkers/tails or do i just run the wires directly from the universal switch i posted above? In the pic i dont see relays but i'm not sure. Thanks
No relays needed. These are all fairly low-current loads, even more so if using LEDs.
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That was what was already installed on the jeep. Eventually i'll get LEDs but for now i'll just reuse.
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