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  Chicagoland MG Club:Driveline
Adding a Third Brake Light
to your MG

Paul Urquhart How many times have you been braking for a stop sign or traffic light and looked in your mirror and thought (Does that guy behind me see me? Does he or she see my stoplights? Are they going to stop???). I have a lot of times and with a MGA MKII I have seen the bumper of too many SUVís filling the rear view mirror. First thing I did is change the bulbs to Halogens with the highest wattage I could get. This gave me a little more comfort but it still had me looking to see what was coming up behind me at every stop.

The next thing I did was to add a third brake light on the top of the boot lid. The first one I made out of a red side marker light and a bracket to hold it up. This gave me some more comfort and has for a few years. In my miles of driving I have been looking for a third light that would look better on the car, and I think I found one that will work. The third light from a Chrysler LeBaron Convertible is the one I chose. I have now installed it and it fits well. I will let you all be the judge if it is a good fit. The hard part is getting the nerve to drill the three holes in the boot lid.

3rd brake light mounted on MGA 3rd brake lit up in the dark
A third light would be a good safety item to add to any MG and help give you some comfort at those stops.

Safety Fast and Stopped,
Paul Urquhart


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