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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.

all done


Side note:will update with a night picture of how it looks.
 

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

High brake light should be seen during the day.
 

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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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Okay well if you pulled all 3 bulbs your cruise won't work.
 

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

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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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Remember you live in the USA, when a buck can be made a buck will be made. One of the reason I hate to buy from USA.
 

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Just need a T10 housing, bridge is not necessary but I like to put it in because it removes the possibility of reverse voltage on the LED. You can get these on ebay.
 

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This is why I bought the HIDwerks one and I know there are others that have the built in resistors.
 

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Why does my cruise control still work with the 3rd led brake? I just tested it out heading to work and I decide to turn on cruise control and it worked fine i even hit my brake to turn it off and it worked fine so what's going on coby? Lol
 

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That one appears to have the resistors in it.
 
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