03~05 FULL circle Brake light BRIEF

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Re: 03~05 FULL circle Brake light BRIEF

Post by grayboots » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:21 pm

I have looked into the 2 stage braking before and discovered that it was never fitted to UK spec' cars.
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Post by nick&sandra » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:11 pm

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Post by srhutch » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:14 pm

grayboots wrote:I have looked into the 2 stage braking before and discovered that it was never fitted to UK spec' cars.
It's on post facelift models.
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Re: 03~05 FULL circle Brake light BRIEF

Post by JimmyPop » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:18 pm

Just done this quick mod (using wire/solder) and can't believe the difference it makes! Fantastic!
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Re: 03~05 FULL circle Brake light BRIEF

Post by nahodo » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:38 pm

No need of wiring, it's possible to program it with NCSExpert! Clean solution!
my Z4 with a lot of mods..
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Post by VvrooomM » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:19 pm

grayboots wrote:I have looked into the 2 stage braking before and discovered that it was never fitted to UK spec' cars.
M's have two stage brake lights - seen it with my own eyes at silverstone.
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Post by Liam-O » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:35 pm

Mod done. I had intended to do the solder method, but was bored and it's cold outside so I did the clip method instead. Easily reversible, and took me 5 minutes :-)
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Post by Jembo » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:43 pm

... was just thinking, if I was still in my late teens or early 20's, wouldn't need this mod to get the full red brake circle to light up every time.the anchors were applied.

Another side effect of old age, out with the tool kit this weekend...

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Re: 03~05 FULL circle Brake light BRIEF

Post by BPM-Z4R » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:22 pm

tried this on my 2005 z and i didnt work, it just made the sidelights as bright as the brake lights. and the brake lights did nothing even with sidelights turned off :(
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Re: 03~05 FULL circle Brake light BRIEF

Post by Liam-O » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:32 am

BPM-Z4R wrote:tried this on my 2005 z and i didnt work, it just made the sidelights as bright as the brake lights. and the brake lights did nothing even with sidelights turned off :(
This should make the whole ring come on dim, and then when u brake, the whole ring go brighter. Have you checked the correct wires?
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Re: 03~05 FULL circle Brake light BRIEF

Post by BPM-Z4R » Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:50 pm

Liam-O wrote:
BPM-Z4R wrote:tried this on my 2005 z and i didnt work, it just made the sidelights as bright as the brake lights. and the brake lights did nothing even with sidelights turned off :(
This should make the whole ring come on dim, and then when u brake, the whole ring go brighter. Have you checked the correct wires?
Yep checked several times, ill have to have another go. Just wasn't sure if its was one of those things that didn't work after a certain model year


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Re: 03~05 FULL circle Brake light BRIEF

Post by LukeMace » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:53 pm

Just done this mod... 2 mins and job done! :thumbsup: The first post on the thread was great and worked a charm :D
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Post by Marius » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:30 pm

LukeMace wrote:Just done this mod... 2 mins and job done! :thumbsup: The first post on the thread was great and worked a charm :D
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Re: 03~05 FULL circle Brake light BRIEF

Post by Dean-Z4 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:17 pm

Since I have done this mod I have noticed alot of cars behind me keep their distance as he rear is lit very brightly, almost as if I have my fogs on.
You can see the whole road lit up behind you in the mirrors. I love the mod, but feel like putting it back to standard. It bugs me when people drive with their rear fog lights on blinding everybody when its not even foggy. I`m wandering if its worth changing the side light voltage, or fitting some sort of relay?

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Re: 03~05 FULL circle Brake light BRIEF

Post by ATPDK » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:22 pm

Kurts05Z4 wrote:I did mine a little different... Instead of just bridging the circuits I installed a nitrous delay controller I had laying around and used it to control relays to bridge the connections. This gives me the option of delaying the illumination of the inner half of the lamp once the outer half comes on. I have it set at a delay of one second right now. It is adjustable from one tenth of a second up to 20 seconds or so. I used the input from the third stop lamp to activate the controller so as not to alter the circuit voltage on either lamp which might bring on the lamp out warning light. I've been using it for six months now without any issues at all. :thumbsup:
The controller is quite small (2"x2"x.5") so it and the relays fit nicely under the trunk liner below the right lamp access panel.
I like the idea of this!
Where can I bye something similar? A small delay that can be adjusted in ms/sec.
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