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Old 08-15-2008, 11:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I've got the 3rd brake light on my (stock) spoiler. I see 2 wires going into it after the connection/clip, green and black. Before the clip it's Red/Green striped, and black. Which one of these is power, and is it a bad idea to splice into it?
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Old 08-15-2008, 12:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's a good bet that the green wire is the hot wire. Black is usually ground. Easy to check with a test light or VOM.
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Old 08-15-2008, 12:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just wondering why you want to tap into it?
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Old 08-15-2008, 12:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, black is almost certainly ground. If you're gonna mess with electrical stuff on cars, you really need to get a voltmeter. You can pick one up for as little as $10 at Sears, Harbor Freight, Home Depot, etc.
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Project is coming together good, so I'll let you know what's going on.
I pulled the rear spear off and painted it black. Pulled the Ford logo out, and created a Batman Begins logo to go in its place.
I got a 3'' red LED strip that I want to mount behind the logo, wiring it into the 3rd brake light, creating another brakelight that backlights the batman symbol.

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Project is coming together good, so I'll let you know what's going on.
I pulled the rear spear off and painted it black. Pulled the Ford logo out, and created a Batman Begins logo to go in its place.
I got a 3'' red LED strip that I want to mount behind the logo, wiring it into the 3rd brake light, creating another brakelight that backlights the batman symbol.
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that will be pretty cool
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