Knowledge Base - How To:- Quad Stop / Tail Light Modification

Quad Stop / Tail Light Modification


Option 1

What you need

  • 2 x S top / Tail lamp holders ( from a MK1 rear cluster as they are a straight fit, leave plenty length on the wires when you remove them )
  • 4 x 3amp diodes ( Maplin stock # QL81C about 12 pence each )


Method

Remove the Fog light lamp holder, cutting the red wire close to the lamp holder and leave plenty to work with.
Fit the Stop / Tail lamp holder in its place and wire it up as per this drawing    

pic1

Insulate all the connections with Heat shrink tubing or insulating tape.

pic2

pic3

Fit the lamp holders back on the car, don't forget to change the Fog light bulbs for Stop / Tail bulbs

This what they look like with Tail lights only

pic4

and with Fog and Tail lights

pic5

Finally Brake lights or Fog and Brake

pic6

Option 2

Quad brake lights only, using the existing fog light

What you need

  • 4 x 3amp diodes ( Maplin stock # QL81C about 12 pence each )

Wire up using this diagram to make the fog light double up as a brake light.

pic7



As far as I know these mods are perfectly legal and my car has passed several  MOT's with the lights wired as Option 1


Jimi

07/06/06


Copyright © by MR2 Owners Club All Right Reserved.

Details

Created : 2011-08-27 00:30:06, Last Modified : 2011-08-27 00:30:06

User Comments

Technical Disclaimer 

The MR2 Owners Club and its respective owners, editors and contributors make no representations about the suitability of the information contained in the documents, materials and related graphics published on mr2oc.co.uk  

By entering this site, you hold this site and it's affiliates not legally responsible for any damages due to advice given here. This site and it's affiliates takes no responsibility for consequences of any actions that arise from advice given. Any opinion is given with information provided by you and can not be taken as absolute.

All repairs should be undertaken by a competent and qualified technician. By using this site, you understand and agree that all advice given and followed are at your own risk and do not hold this site or it's affiliates responsible for any damages.