How To:- Quad Stop / Tail Light Modification

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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    

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

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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

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and with Fog and Tail lights

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Finally Brake lights or Fog and Brake

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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.

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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


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