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any tips on wiring a third light for a camper shell

well supposedly it the law to have a third brake light on a camper shell and don't want any pull overs by the law at night so was wondering if any one has wired one up and and tips to splice into the brake lights
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well, my canopy came with a thrid brake light built-in. but for wiring, the best is to tap into one of the tails and make a plug close to the box so that you may disconnect the light if you wanna remove the canopy

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thanks that what i thought but still a little sketched by tapping into the lights how difficult was it
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i never did it myself for the canopy, though i did for the back-up camera i had once. it's easy, though. find the hot wire that works the brake, line tap that and also the ground.

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Yup, that's the way my canopy is set up for the LED brake light.



Use these line taps as Zebra said.
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mine had line taps to a waterproof plug. easy to unplug

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i suppose i could also tap into the hopkins trailer wiring harness but would any one know the wire colors for the tail and ground that way if i does mess up i can always buy a new trailer harness
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i suppose i could also tap into the hopkins trailer wiring harness but would any one know the wire colors for the tail and ground that way if i does mess up i can always buy a new trailer harness
you would be better to tap the tail light, as there will be less chance of corrosion. tapping into the trailer harness = wire death eventually

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yeah guess your right just dont want the tail light to short out down the road and be screw but it does make more sense to go straight into the tail light but have heard some mixed reviews on the t crimps some say to go and solder it as the crimps short out but what is you suggestion i want to make sure every thing is right before i go and splice into it
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lemme see if i can figure out how mine was done. will get back to ya

edit - here is what the plug looks like. There are two in-line fuses from the looks of it.



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