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High level brake light on older style door

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by JackU, Oct 31, 2019.

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  1. JackU

    JackU Member

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    I'm wanting to fit a high level brake light to my older style rear door (doesn't have the area for the brake light on it).

    I'm thinking of making a bracket that bolts to the to the door and the brake light bolts to this bracket.

    Is there an adapter for this already out there that I could buy to save me the effort?

    I can do the wiring bit no problem.

    Thanks
     
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    FlyingPete Well-Known Member

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    One alternative would be to fit a duplicate set of rear lights in the corners of the roof. You could have just brake lights wires in or use the tail light filament as well. A second pair of indicators in the same position would work too.
     
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    I put one in my 86 110sw.
    Came with a flat swivel bracket which fitted nice on the underneath of the top frame.
    Hole with a grommet near by and the wires fed down through the frame and out to the existing rubber franger.
    Tidy and cheap.
    Off eBay and led bulbs t can't remember who I got it from or how much cos it was years ago, still working fine.
    Could get you a pic tomorrow if you want.
     
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    That sounds like the kind of thing im after! A picture would be great if you could.
     
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    Flossie Well-Known Member

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    Here you go. IMG_20191101_090631.jpg IMG_20191101_090642.jpg A pic from outside doesn't show it cos of the tinted glass. Shows up when I brake of course but I'm on my own and can't press the pedal and take a pic.
     
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    That looks good, do you get much glare from the glass on the inside when braking?
     
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    No, I can see it working, that's it really.
     
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    I fitted a self adhesive Ring high level light. Has stayed put for years - but it would be dead easy to make a little bracket to bolt onto the door.
     
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    I bodged in a Freelander one. upload_2019-11-1_13-34-36.jpeg upload_2019-11-1_13-34-36.jpeg
     
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    That brackets going to outlast the rest of the vehicle !
    Mo
     
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    The bracket is Aluminium, the black plastic was an afterthought to stop the light shining in my mirror. Will neaten it all up one day.
     
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