LED 3rd brake light

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LED 3rd brake light

Post by rickp » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:43 pm

Hi all,
Just wondering if any MX5 parts are compatible with our Rx8's?
In particular I'm looking for an LED 3rd brake light to match the R3 style and came across this one
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https://www.ilmotorsport.de/shop/articl ... =0&lang=EN

Would anyone know if this would be a straight swap or would it needed a bit more work?

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Re: LED 3rd brake light

Post by 350matt » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:45 pm

you'll need a load resistor to prevent issues with ABS faults

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Re: LED 3rd brake light

Post by rickp » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:50 pm

Would that be an easy job and what resistance would normally be needed to prevent ABS faults occurring?

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Re: LED 3rd brake light

Post by untakenname » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:32 pm

The RX-8 version that's available on ebay has resistors built in.



I took mine apart to add more powerful ultrabright LED's and had to replace the resistors with ones with different values, also put in a flasher that engages under heavy braking.
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Re: LED 3rd brake light

Post by Delanor » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:03 pm

RX-8 version also here Brake lamp

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Re: LED 3rd brake light

Post by rickp » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:06 am

Thanks all, for your wisdom. :)
Gives me something to think about now :-k

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