Originally Posted by PowderPusher
i recently removed my spare tire and carrier since i dont have the correct size anyway. i havent had a 3rd brake light for a month now since the last one shorted out all my fuses. im wondering if i can get a ticket for not having a 3rd brake light before i go buy the stuff to fab up a temp on? i live in slc and drive to pc about 3-6 times a week and the cops in pc are always looking for the smallest reason to pull people over.
It's a Federal reg - found in FMVSS (49CFR Part 1.) If it was originally on there, it's required to be there - even if it's dumb (like DRL.)
Caused me a headache when I was wiring lighting controllers, since flashing the third light wasn't allowed, I had to run bypass wiring to keep it solid while the side brake lamps were wired to flash. (Wiring in headlamp flashers with DRLs was likewise fun...)