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Rear Light Kill Switch

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Drunknsloth, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Dec 15, 2010 at 8:54 PM
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    Drunknsloth

    Drunknsloth [OP] Indffrnce will be the fall of manknd but who cares

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    Hey, does anyone know how to wire in an all rear light kill switch?
     
  2. Dec 15, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    You can probably wire a switch into the parking light circuit. That will kill all clearance lights and tail lights but the brake lights will still work when you hit the brakes.
     
  3. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:12 PM
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    Drunknsloth

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    Yeah, I was wondering how I would wire in a switch so all the lights on the back including the license plate and when I hit the brakes would stay off if the switch was engaged.
     
  4. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    do what he said, but make another switch to tap the brake light circuit (ground it out or make an open which ever it is)
     
  5. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:16 PM
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    Make sure it is after the shifter so you won't have problems shifting out of park.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    Drunknsloth

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    Where would be a good place to tap into the wires? And (noob question) how do I know which wire to tap into?
     
  7. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    Mine's a 6-speed manual. I don't think there's a problem there.
     
  8. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    or just shift into drive then hit the kill switch :cool: problem solved
     
  9. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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    Like the idea. Good for someone with an automatic if I find a way to do this.
     
  10. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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    if you look under the dash you'll see your brake pedal... you should see a little switch on the back of the pedal. thats what you need to tap
     
  11. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    Cool, thanks, I see if I can wire a switch in once my warrenty runs out and do a write up. What about the wires to kill the rest of the lights?
     
  12. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    I guess just find the parking light fuse and splice in after the box. I'm not sure if the parking lamp fuse powers anything else.
     
  13. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    you'd have to find an EWD and find a junction connector or something that you can work with
     
  14. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:37 PM
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    Hmm... Alright, I'll post pictures if I ever get this working. Any other advice I might be able to use?
     
  15. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    There's a whole bunch of wires under the driver's kick panel. I know the reverse light wiring goes through there because I tapped into that on mine. Pretty sure the taillight and brake lights go through there also. There is a link on here to the factory service manual on ttora. If you're willing to spend some time studying the wiring diagrams, it should be as simple as putting in a toggle switch or two to break the circuits.
     
  16. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:39 PM
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    any reason why u are doing this? just curious
     
  17. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:51 PM
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    This helps a lot. Thanks.

    Nothing illegal. Haha. I just hate it when I'm parked somewhere with my car running or my foot on the brake at night and everyone who goes by stares at me wondering what I'm doing
     
  18. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:59 PM
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    they did make an easy fix for that... its called a park brake
     
  19. Dec 15, 2010 at 10:33 PM
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    Good answer! :spy:
     
  20. Dec 16, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    What about the license plate lights?
     
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