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Old 10-05-2004, 10:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, i will pay pal someone 20$(unless you want to be a friend, and help everyone on the forums out), if you can tell me how to, in full depth and detail, and walk me through the entire process thoroughly:

Make a switch that turns my lisence plate lights on and off seperatly from the normal headlights and parking lights. Same with break lights. so two swtiches, 1 for lisence plate lights, and 1 for brake lights(if possible, sort of a deactivation button for the break lights, but will allow them to still turn on and off when you hit the brakes, not just fully on(when switch is turned on))..

if you understand this, and know what to do. please tell me.

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Old 10-06-2004, 12:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd help you out for free... though, I wouldn't really know where to start with out frying something.

Just an idea, if you have a fog light switch, you could rewire that to your head lights, and use the fog light switch as your deactivation button for your rear. Probrolly not really worth your attention... not an expert or anything.

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Old 10-06-2004, 06:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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just find your hot wires on each light and splice in a toggle switch. Wouldnt be hard to do at all, would just take some time.
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just find your hot wires on each light and splice in a toggle switch. Wouldnt be hard to do at all, would just take some time.
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there is a break light switch attached to the break pedal... maybe you could modify that to not turn on right when you press the breaks but only when you press them hard...
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Making yourself a brake light switch is illegal, just so you know...
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Making yourself a brake light switch is illegal, just so you know...
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well with all technicalitys in cars... its for offroad use only officer... :P

most things that are "illegal" are only illegal to drive while activated ya if u get caught using it, your screwed, if a cop were to see it like when the cars parked or some time the switch is not in use. they cant do anything till u use it.
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I'd love to help. but I'm a hands on kinda guy. Relays might help to do this as well depending on how crap is wired up. you may have to extend a wire or 2 clear up to the cockpit area to make this work....
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thats great but not gonna work as well on the rear plate that doesnt have a good place to hide. hell that would hardly work on most front plaets with out a bunch of modification to bumpers.
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not if you set it up backwards ( meaning that the defualt of showing the plate is actualy hidding the plate) top is how its setup on that car. bottem is how i suggest ( im not serious, im just sayin it can be donw)

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its easy. too lazy to describe, but you can paypal me 300 for a plane ticket and I'll come make it for you...then we can let me drive your car like i stole it.
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its easy. too lazy to describe, but you can paypal me 300 for a plane ticket and I'll come make it for you...then we can let me drive your car like i stole it.
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OK, you need to pull your light switch and grab the taillight wires, and wire a separate toggle for them. Need an e30 manual for this, or at least a wirediagram. The plate lights should be there too. for the brakes, a toggle on the brake switch ground will knock them out when you want.
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OK, you need to pull your light switch and grab the taillight wires, and wire a separate toggle for them. Need an e30 manual for this, or at least a wirediagram. The plate lights should be there too. for the brakes, a toggle on the brake switch ground will knock them out when you want.
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On second thought legality doesn't really bother me at all, it's the fact that doing that and driving around with it is dangerous and irresponsible.

If someone rear-ends you (at least in my home state) it's automatically their fault, and I don't think it's fair to tone down your brake lights just to look cool or to avoid cops while street racing (bah).

Or maybe I'm misunderstanding what he's trying to do.
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