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Post How-to:3rd Led Brake Light

00-05 3rd brake light from a chevy impala

Your chevy cobalt 3rd brake light

Chevy cobalt brake light taken apart

There are two clips holding the led strip into the impala brake light i used needle nose to brake the clips off to release the strip but you can use a flat head also



I Drilled a hole for the positive and ground wire to go though and also Drilled a few holes for zip ties to hole the led strip in place as you can see, but you could also use tape or silconed to hold it if you don't wanna use the way I did.


all together

red positive wire will go into the blue positive in the connection and black ground into ground in the clip and then electric tape around it, the wire was alil short but I made due, you can solder more wire to the impala wires to make longer connector.

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I should have taken pictures of mine because I didn't do it that way.

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It's can be seen, it's just dirty, the sun was beating on it and it's painted lol
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Do you have cruise control?

---------- Post added at 06:38 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:32 PM ----------

I plugged it into one of the bulb outlets with a T10 through a bridge. I left in 2 bulbs so that cruise would still work until I get a 10 ohm 25 watt resistor to mock the bulbs.




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Yea i use it some
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Okay well if you pulled all 3 bulbs your cruise won't work.

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Is that what that thing is? Can u make me one lol

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That would suck. Time to go back to the regular 3 bulb set up

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Then why was it said that it wouldn't affect it
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So they could sucker you in a sale. lol I paid $10 for mine at the junkyard.

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