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Well I decided to purchase a trailer light wire harness from work today to integrate my signals into the brake light. I can get one for anyone. Regular price is 30 bucks but I get it for 14. A hell of a lot better than paying the 60 or 70 us ordering it of the net.;)
Anyway I am about to get started so I will let you guys know how it went in a while.
 

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Well the job was a piece of cake until one problem arose. One of the wires I could barely reach and i had no way of cutting it or crimping it cause it was deep inside the tail plasic on the inside of the frame. I could not take off the tail cause of the way it was held on. you need a special tool like a small fat allen key thing to do it. So I took all the bolts i could off the tail plastics and managed to bend it out just enough for the wires to fall through the bottom. Then it was all smooth sailing from there. Only problem is when I am signaling and braking at the same time it flashes really fast. Well I think I know the fix for this and its changing the flasher with a tridon EL-12. I can just pick one up from work tommorow and then its complete. ;)
 

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Farhad,

With the integration, your brake lights also become your turn signals.

You have two bulbs (left and right) when your right signal is on, the right brake bulb flashes.

People do this to get rid of their rear turn signals.. personally I don't like this mod (although it's better than what I have right now).. I think turn signals should be amber, retard motorists behind you may not pick up on the flash brake light.

Jim.
 

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I'm curious to see how Ryan's mod looks and works. I'd like to lose my turn signals, but not at the cost of visibility. Ryan, have you solved the Kawie problem of the trunk line coming down below the line of the inner fender? I thought of sacrificing trunk space and cutting the bottom corner of the trunk off and "welding" a square of plastic back. That way I'd get the line of the fender and lose a little trunk space.
 

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Ryan, have you solved the Kawie problem of the trunk line coming down below the line of the inner fender?
I just got as much as i could off without having to cut into the trunk sacraficing space. Even some of the undertail kits for sale look this way but its painted, so its harder to notice. I thaught of everything and I figured screw it. Once the plate is on you cant even notice it anyway.

Oh and I got the tridon EL- 12 flasher today and installed it. I had to cut the plastic conector off that hooks to the stock flasher relay cause they do not match. I just crimped the wires back up and ran them through some nooks and crannys and it is complete. Now when I brake while my signal is blinking it wont flash at a higher rate of speed. Total cost on the project came to 21 dollars with my discount. 7 for the flasher and 14 for the wiring harness. Regular cost would have been about 55 bucks. Or if you got one off the net around 50 to 70 US depending on where you order it.
 

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I just got as much as i could off without having to cut into the trunk sacraficing space. Even some of the undertail kits for sale look this way but its painted, so its harder to notice. I thaught of everything and I figured screw it. Once the plate is on you cant even notice it anyway.

Oh and I got the tridon EL- 12 flasher today and installed it. I had to cut the plastic conector off that hooks to the stock flasher relay cause they do not match. I just crimped the wires back up and ran them through some nooks and crannys and it is complete. Now when I brake while my signal is blinking it wont flash at a higher rate of speed. Total cost on the project came to 21 dollars with my discount. 7 for the flasher and 14 for the wiring harness. Regular cost would have been about 55 bucks. Or if you got one off the net around 50 to 70 US depending on where you order it.
Nice cheap mod. I can't wait to see it.
 
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