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View Poll Results: Would you like to light your brake lights without actually stepping on the brakes?
Yeah, great idea. 5 29.41%
Yes, but I'd probably never use it. 2 11.76%
No, It's not really safe. 6 35.29%
Nope, not worth the time or effort. 4 23.53%
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:50 PM   #1
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Brake Light without Brakes?

I've been wondering if there is anyway to turn on your brake light without hitting the brakes, like by using a button or switch. Mainly, this would be used to get people off of your butt. I am not too good with electronics though, eh. Does anyone thing this would be a good idea? or know how? thanks
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:53 PM   #2
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Sounds like a safety issue :P
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:22 PM   #3
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done it before its super easy, take two wires to a Normally Open push button switch, then go to the brake pedal switch and connect each wire to the corresponding wires on the pedal switch. and voila you have a douchbag tailgater stopper ;o)
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done it before its super easy, take two wires to a Normally Open push button switch, then go to the brake pedal switch and connect each wire to the corresponding wires on the pedal switch. and voila you have a douchbag tailgater stopper ;o)
Sweet sounds like it's worth trying!
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:24 PM   #5
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but if you warn them you miss out on the "oh shit" face they make when you downshift and hit the ebrake..



maybe its just LA, but tapping on your brakes around here usually just makes them flash their highs or follow closer.
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Sweet sounds like it's worth trying!
just be careful when you use it. do you need more instructions or you good?
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:26 PM   #7
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but if you warn them you miss out on the "oh shit" face they make when you downshift and hit the ebrake..



maybe its just LA, but tapping on your brakes around here usually just makes them flash their highs or follow closer.
thats when you put it in the stealth mode by turning off the lights and slowing down carefully
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:22 PM   #8
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thats when you put it in the stealth mode by turning off the lights and slowing down carefully
i think i'd rather go for the oh shit face instead... if you're going to potentially get hit anyway you might as well go out with a bang
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:17 AM   #9
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Just use your left foot to lightly tap the brake pedal (brakelights on without actually engaging the brakes) without lifting your right foot. Takes a bit of getting used to (unusual move for a non-racer ) but it usually does the trick.
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Just use your left foot to lightly tap the brake pedal (brakelights on without actually engaging the brakes) without lifting your right foot. Takes a bit of getting used to (unusual move for a non-racer ) but it usually does the trick.
.....and you are asking for an accident.


a button will not increase your chances of accidentaly pushing the brake
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.....and you are asking for an accident.


a button will not increase your chances of accidentaly pushing the brake
I'm sure it'll take a person of super special nature to slam on the brakes to the point where it'll cause an accident, instead of trying to push the brake pedal a few fractions of an inch to cause the lights to kick on.
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I'm sure it'll take a person of super special nature to slam on the brakes to the point where it'll cause an accident, instead of trying to push the brake pedal a few fractions of an inch to cause the lights to kick on.
why push the pedal and risk it instead of just pushing a button and have the same effect and no risk
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:11 PM   #13
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I did that thing back in the day when I still have my 00 audi a4.... it only came a single rear foglight from the factory but the circuit is actually ready for both side ....so I put another bulb on the other side and got myself a dual red rear foglights ....

tested it on the road for a bunch of times with a no guilty pleasure ..those fookers need to get off mi arse ....
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why push the pedal and risk it instead of just pushing a button and have the same effect and no risk
Cause you have to wire stuff. Wires hate me.
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