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MikeH
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MikeH
03-09-19 12:54 PM - Post#2761661    

Hello,

I am trying to install a United Pacific brake attention module in the trunk of my 57 Belair with stock wiring and LED brake lights and don't want to cut up my wiring to experiment with connections if I don't have to. Would anyone with experience with this unit know what factory wires I splice the module wires into. I know the module white wire goes to ground but have no idea where the other 2 wires go to using the supplied instructions.
Thanks very much,
MikeH
acardon
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acardon
03-09-19 01:12 PM - Post#2761663    

Disconnect the original white wire from the brake switch. Connect the red wire to the brake switch. Connect the black and original white wires together.
Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)

Rick_L
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Rick_L
03-09-19 06:35 PM - Post#2761685    

What is a brake attention module and why would you or I want one?

When I first saw this I thought "Union Pacific" rather than "United Pacific" and wonder what train brakes had to do with a trifive. LOL
acardon
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acardon
03-10-19 08:28 AM - Post#2761726    

Rick, it's a little electronic module that causes the brake lights to blink several times when you first apply the brakes. Then they stay on solid. It's like a flasher in series with the brake light feed. It allows you to adjust the frequency and duration of the flashes.
Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)

WagonCrazy
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WagonCrazy
03-10-19 08:50 AM - Post#2761727    

I'm confused. Why flash brake lights when braking? Is that something new that is now mandatory for all late model cars?(ie. approved by the govt overseeing entity? I can't remember what that acronym is at the moment)
57 Nomad -LS1 with C4 suspension
59 Apache Fleetside Shortbed BigWindow


Rick_L
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Rick_L
03-10-19 03:03 PM - Post#2761761    

I was wondering the opposite, if it's legal at all.
wagonman100
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wagonman100
03-10-19 07:00 PM - Post#2761780    

I don’t know if it is factory equipment or not, but I have seen it on several motorcycles in the past couple of years. It does draw more attention to the brake lights. I believe I have seen it on a few newer cars too, but can’t swear to it. I haven’t found anything to say it is factory installed. Only an aftermarket thing and could be illegal in some areas.

Personally I don’t even need the car in front of me to even have functioning brake lights at all since I pay more attention to my following distance and closing rate to the vehicle in front of me and not so much their brake lights.
Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier

MikeH
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MikeH
03-11-19 01:01 PM - Post#2761853    

Thank you very much Don. I've seen these on motorcycles and few state police cruisers and they really do catch ones attention from quite a distance. Anything that makes me more visible in my '57 is not a bad thing with so many distracted drivers on the roads.
MikeH
57tim
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57tim
03-14-19 05:01 PM - Post#2762095    

My LEDs do that. I think its a good idea.
57 Bel Air 2dr Ht
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56sedandelivery
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56sedandelivery
03-15-19 06:00 AM - Post#2762128    

Like anything "new", it'll take a while to get used to. I'd probably think if the vehicle in front of me had brake lights that did that, I'd think it was either intentional, on that drivers part, or there was something wrong with their vehicle. I have't seen it here in Washington State, yet. Now, the "blacked out" windows, and I mean blacked out, that's something that is a safety concern with LEO, and it's actually illegal, but they do nothing about it. Now, we're seeing the "tuner types" with colored lights in their driving lights and license plate lights, that are also illegal, and they do nothing about it also. I say they do nothing about it, because it's so rampant, and it would be in the news if they were coming down on it. Just to live in the "60's" again! I am Butch/56sedandelivery.


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