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post #1 of 4 Old 08-19-2019, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Jk Flashing brake lights for better visibility

One of the primary reasons I bought my JK is to tow it behind my motorhome. I've seen brake lights that flash a couple times very quickly when the brakes area applied and they really get your attention. I've been considering adding something like that to the JK so when the boneheads following me are texting, surfing the internet of generally not paying attention when they're behind me I can grab their attention. I found a couple websites that offer flashing units but they seem to be primarily for motorcycles or japanese cars. One site, blinkingbrakelightsDOTcom has replacement LED bulbs that have the circuitry built in to make the bulb flash 4 times in 1/2 a second when the brakes are applied then it comes on steady. They also offer a module that goes inline on the power lead to the 3rd brake light. They want $25 for the module but SuperbriteledsDOTcom has pretty much the same thing for $4.95. Anyone ever use something like this on your rig? Any downsides? I'm thinking that it would increase visibility and safety.


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post #2 of 4 Old 08-19-2019, 04:30 PM
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I have a brake light flasher on all my Jeeps. I attached them to the 3rd brake light, but you can easily do the regular brake lights. It does not matter what the advert says they are for, just about any one should work. Just confirm that it won't interfere with a Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) or the PCM.

I can see people pointing and talking about the flashing when in stop-n-go traffic.


I use this one >> https://www.amazon.com/Vehicle-Flash...ANXRF4FT5HAK2Z
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I have a brake light flasher on all my Jeeps. I attached them to the 3rd brake light, but you can easily do the regular brake lights. It does not matter what the advert says they are for, just about any one should work. Just confirm that it won't interfere with a Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) or the PCM.

I can see people pointing and talking about the flashing when in stop-n-go traffic.


I use this one >> https://www.amazon.com/Vehicle-Flash...ANXRF4FT5HAK2Z

Did this one fit within the 3rd brake light housing or did you have to tap into the light inside the body somewhere? Thanks for the response by the way.

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Did this one fit within the 3rd brake light housing or did you have to tap into the light inside the body somewhere? Thanks for the response by the way.
The flasher I linked to is about the size and thickness of a Kennedy Half Dollar coin. On the Cherokee you can tap into the 3rd brake wire harness at the fender, or right at the bulb housing.

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