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Old 12-03-12, 05:26 PM   #1
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Default Just got pulled over...... Sigh 3rd brake light ?

So I got pulled over for the first time for my third brake light, he said it was out, I hit my brake pedal when I got home and it lit right up, I've had police behind me before and never got pulled at night, my 3rd brake light goes OFF when I release the brake and then goes ON when I hit the brake pedal, so does my 3rd brake light have to ALWAYS be lit when I'm driving with the lights on, if so why doesent mine? It's LED and wired up somehow, idk what the hell the previous owner did, so how did I just pass inspection like this? I also have a headlight out which I'm replacing this week, did he pull me over more so cause of the headlight, and just added that third brake light in their?
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Old 12-03-12, 05:41 PM   #2
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Third brake light is just that, a BRAKE light. No need for it to be on all the time. Do you have tinted windows, how bright is it? If the LED's arent bright enough, thats probably why they pulled you over. I got a ticket for having tinted tails because apparently you cant see the braking through the tint. COULD be why, just my 2c
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Third brake light is just that, a BRAKE light. No need for it to be on all the time. Do you have tinted windows, how bright is it? If the LED's arent bright enough, thats probably why they pulled you over. I got a ticket for having tinted tails because apparently you cant see the braking through the tint. COULD be why, just my 2c
Nope no tint on windows or tails , probably just profiling like usual around here, I know the cop and he let me go in 30 seconds, and no my LEDs are perfect for the 3rd brake light, very visible.. Cool that makes me feel better, I thought it stayed on all the time just like the tails...

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Old 12-03-12, 06:27 PM   #4
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thats dumb, obviously i heard of people getting pulled over for a brake light out but a third brake, must be one bored cop. where at in PA are you from?
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Old 12-03-12, 07:15 PM   #5
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thats dumb, obviously i heard of people getting pulled over for a brake light out but a third brake, must be one bored cop. where at in PA are you from?
Like 30 minutes outside of Pittsburgh...
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Old 12-05-12, 03:24 AM   #6
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Was about to take off my spoiler but don't have a third brake light. Wonder if Texas cops are **** about that.....
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Ouch good to know
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probably just profiling like usual around here,
so you have a headlight out and a third brake light out but he is profiling you?

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thats dumb, obviously i heard of people getting pulled over for a brake light out but a third brake
third brake light is actually one of the most important brake lights
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Old 12-05-12, 07:57 AM   #9
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That's a load of BS. You should dispute that ticket.

I'm glad my GS originally didn't have a spoiler so mine is behind the rear windshield
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Was about to take off my spoiler but don't have a third brake light. Wonder if Texas cops are **** about that.....

you don't have one in your rear deck?
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I didn't get a ticket I knew the cop, my rear window deck is equipped with a 3rd brake light, i dont have a spoiler, it functions fine I don't know what the hell he was talking about, when I hit the brake it goes off just like its supposed too, headlight is fixed now I'm good to go! Blah
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you don't have one in your rear deck?
GSs that came from the factory with spoilers don't have the rear deck brake light. Obviously those without the spoiler came with the deck mounted brake light. Cars that came from the factory w/o the spolier, but had it added at the dealership can have both the spoiler brake light, AND the rear deck light. So removing the dealer install spoiler won't have any adverse effect on the deck light, once removed.
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Like 30 minutes outside of Pittsburgh...
Where at? I'm from belle Vernon. I know cops around here aren't strict. But Bethel Park will pull you over for anything. I guess it all depends on cop/police department
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Where at? I'm from belle Vernon. I know cops around here aren't strict. But Bethel Park will pull you over for anything. I guess it all depends on cop/police department
I'm in Jeannette/Greensburg area, u ain't far from me, we should meet up sometime!
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sounds like the cop just wants an excuse to pull you over to check up on your car
maybe its a nice ride and he wants to get a look at it more
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