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I took this center tail off of a junked lude. My plan is to open it up, secure an led strip behind the PRELUDE and then wire it up to light up with the brakes.

Firstly, I need to know how to open it. It has an epoxy-like glue everywhere. Behind the clips, around the edges. How can I remove this glue to open the tail?

Secondly, which wires will I need to tap to light up with the brake lights? Is there a way to have it passively lit with all the lights on, then brighten after the brakes are pressed? (I'm not good with wiring) Would resistors work?
 

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You should try a search on here. It's been done and written about many times.
 

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warm up the glue with a heat gun (or blow dryer) and pry it open.
 

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...Is there a way to have it passively lit with all the lights on, then brighten after the brakes are pressed?...
Easiest method that comes to mind is to use 2 rows of LED's; one tapped into your tail lights and a second tapped into your brake lights.
 

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But it's just as easy to use one set of LEDs and a resistor set-up for the tail/brake brightness. ;-)
 

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But it's just as easy to use one set of LEDs and a resistor set-up for the tail/brake brightness. ;-)
Probably look better too. I was just trying to come up with a solution that required no electrical knowledge beyond finding the correct wire in the tail-light cluster.
 

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Probably look better too. I was just trying to come up with a solution that required no electrical knowledge beyond finding the correct wire in the tail-light cluster.
Work to the lowest common denominator ;-)


I was trying to encourage a search as well. All the wiring etc has been done here in quite some detail. Anyone that spends more than 5 seconds thinking about a reply in this thread should read the old stuff. :lol:
 
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