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Third Brake Light and Camper Shell

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by testedone, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Jun 7, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    I plan to hook my camper (topper) shell's third brake light up...do I need to disconnect the stock one on the cab of the truck? It's covered by the topper but wondering I should disconnect it??

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  2. Jun 7, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    No need to disconnect. Leer wired the camper brake light to the rear brake lights and left the cab light alone.
     
  3. Jun 7, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    Thanks


     
  4. Jun 7, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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  5. Jun 7, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    I had mine disconnected when I got my topper. Simple because I didn't want it glowing in my rear view mirror in between the cab and the topper at night. Distracting.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2011 at 11:29 PM
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    Pull the bulbs out before the shell goes on. The glow will drive you crazy and it's a real pain in the ass to get to the bulbs once the shell is on.
     
  7. Jun 8, 2011 at 6:51 AM
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    If the rear window wasn't tinted it might bug me but I barely notice the glow. Between the tint of the truck window and tint of the camper rear window I can't see out the back at night anyway.
     
  8. Jun 8, 2011 at 6:54 AM
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    Never even noticed mine, there's a very faint red tint that you can see with the brakes on but otherwise I can't even tell. Maybe it depends on the brand?

    I left mine hooked up so all I have to do is pull the shell and everything will still work as it should, no bulbs to replace.
     
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