03~05 FULL circle Brake light BRIEF

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03~05 FULL circle Brake light BRIEF

Post by BlackSapphireZ » Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:26 pm

don't ever work on your car if you can't do this lol

it's 1st and 4th wire wired up together
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Re: 03~05 FULL circle Brake light BRIEF

Post by sp3ctre » Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:51 pm

That's really cool! I only found out the other day that the whole thing didn't light up... nice work :D
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Re: 03~05 FULL circle Brake light BRIEF

Post by srhutch » Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:49 pm

I have an 06 with LED's, so dont know what the "half" that doesnt light up is for.

Assuming it the fog lights though, surely it would mean that when your fog lights are on your brake lights will be also?
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Re: 03~05 FULL circle Brake light BRIEF

Post by sp3ctre » Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:55 pm

I imagine the new ones operate completely differently... I"think" the fog light is in the smaller section on the pre-05's so I don't actually know what it is for... will have to wait for Dr SapphireZ to let us know :D
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Re: 03~05 FULL circle Brake light BRIEF

Post by srhutch » Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:00 pm

it maybe the other light does nothing, but that is doubtful, and effectively you are shorting a circuit, so when ever the other light is switch on the brakelight will also be.

Just want to make sure we all stay legal (would need a speed restricter also :evil: )
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Post by sp3ctre » Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:03 pm

srhutch wrote:(would need a speed restricter also :evil: )
It's called turning the sport button "off" ;)

.. or in my case it requires turning the stereo down also, for some reason it has a direct corrolation to the speed of travel!
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Post by srhutch » Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:18 pm

the radio thing must be a common fault on BMW's had it on all three

only wish you could have sport button programmed to stay on, it's the first thing I press after starting the engine.
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Re: 03~05 FULL circle Brake light BRIEF

Post by plowy » Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:42 pm

That's cool, i like it, and will conform in due course.. :wink:

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Re: 03~05 FULL circle Brake light BRIEF

Post by kal » Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:07 pm

nice :thumbsup:

u cut the wires and connect them with this red conector or u just put them inside ?!

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Post by pvr » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:13 pm

Aren't those the brake force lights from the later models?
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Re: 03~05 FULL circle Brake light BRIEF

Post by kal » Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:41 pm

can u explain more plz :)

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Re: 03~05 FULL circle Brake light BRIEF

Post by pvr » Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:43 pm

If you mean the red connectors - they never cut the wires, they just clip onto them.
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Re: 03~05 FULL circle Brake light BRIEF

Post by BlackSapphireZ » Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:02 pm

pvr wrote:Aren't those the brake force lights from the later models?
yes but all US spec models came with this feature. Only lights up the inner half when ABS is engaged.
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Re: 03~05 FULL circle Brake light BRIEF

Post by kal » Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:00 am

so there is no cutting, just joining the 1st and 4th wire together in that connector and that's it ?!!

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Re: 03~05 FULL circle Brake light BRIEF

Post by BlackSapphireZ » Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:38 am

yes
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