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How do you replace spoiler brake light in an SS?

This is a discussion on How do you replace spoiler brake light in an SS? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; okay got the new light installed (ebay guy didn't tell me some of the individual bulbs in the light were ...

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    okay got the new light installed (ebay guy didn't tell me some of the individual bulbs in the light were burned out..oh well) BUT it still does that stupid annoying blinking thing when the foot is on the brake. I don't know what the previous owner did but how the hell do you think i go about getting rid of this and just making it normal??

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris5 View Post
    okay got the new light installed (ebay guy didn't tell me some of the individual bulbs in the light were burned out..oh well) BUT it still does that stupid annoying blinking thing when the foot is on the brake. I don't know what the previous owner did but how the hell do you think i go about getting rid of this and just making it normal??
    Did you buy a used light?? Because a new one shouldn't have bulbs burnt out. I'd stay away from the used lights, as that's generally why they are forsale

    As far as the blinking, I have 2 SS's and one of them does the same thing.

    Actually it doesn't completely go out when it blinks, it goes bright/dim bright/dim. It only does this about 10 times and quits. It will repeat of I let off the brakes and hit them again.

    I've been all through that car, from the brake switch on back and can't find anything added to the system that would cause a blinking 3rd brake light.
    This is a 2000 SS by the way. I also have a 2002 SS and it doesn't do this.

    I don't think it's a factory feature, but I cannot pinpoint the cause either. I've actually grown to like it though anyway. With all these idiots on the roadways not paying attention (and my wife getting rearended 2 years ago totalling her 4th gen) In my opinion I like anything back there used to get a drivers attention, letting them know,,,,"hey I'm stopping"
    For some reason it seems simple brake lights just aren't enough for these idiots anymore

    So I'm letting mine be as it is. And if I can figure out how it's doing it, I might even add it to the 02 SS as well.

    Edit: If I could get away with it, I'd even hang signs on the car that read
    "stay back 50 feet,,,not responsible for objects thrown from car"

    Can you tell I'm sick of the way people drive?? I hate to even get something nice out of the garage anymore. I must be getting old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Did you buy a used light?? Because a new one shouldn't have bulbs burnt out. I'd stay away from the used lights, as that's generally why they are forsale

    As far as the blinking, I have 2 SS's and one of them does the same thing.

    Actually it doesn't completely go out when it blinks, it goes bright/dim bright/dim. It only does this about 10 times and quits. It will repeat of I let off the brakes and hit them again.

    I've been all through that car, from the brake switch on back and can't find anything added to the system that would cause a blinking 3rd brake light.
    This is a 2000 SS by the way. I also have a 2002 SS and it doesn't do this.

    I don't think it's a factory feature, but I cannot pinpoint the cause either. I've actually grown to like it though anyway. With all these idiots on the roadways not paying attention (and my wife getting rearended 2 years ago totalling her 4th gen) In my opinion I like anything back there used to get a drivers attention, letting them know,,,,"hey I'm stopping"
    For some reason it seems simple brake lights just aren't enough for these idiots anymore

    So I'm letting mine be as it is. And if I can figure out how it's doing it, I might even add it to the 02 SS as well.

    Edit: If I could get away with it, I'd even hang signs on the car that read
    "stay back 50 feet,,,not responsible for objects thrown from car"

    Can you tell I'm sick of the way people drive?? I hate to even get something nice out of the garage anymore. I must be getting old.
    lol. well funny thing is my light used to blink for the 10 secs like you said then stay on constant (so it wasn't that annoying). but then a few years ago something went wack and now it blinks THE WHOLE TIME and i just feel it's an unwanted attention getter when i'm stopped somewhere.

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