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To start with, after a fiasco a couple of weeks ago when I decided to try some Radseal before researching it - thankfully after a flush and my trip to Blackpool (honeymoon) - no problems, no overheating and the car is still running perfectly. Even did 400 miles on one tank of petrol (I didn't think motorway driving would be that efficient, obviously I was wrong). Thanks for everyone that helped me put it to rights though :D

Anyway, the question. I want to fit a high level brake light (standard LED type affair) - I may go for a later 400 model just so it fits without any hassle, or I might make my own up. I don't have one currently, I think this only started to appear on the 98 models onwards.
How would be the easiest way to wire this in? Would I need to run cabling back to the engine bay/brake pedal switch, or would I be best running cables to one/both of the existing brakelights? And either way, any clue how this would be done? I'm *guessing* just a cable from the "live" from an existing light and an earth - I don't want to work on a guess though as I don't want to start popping the electrics in my car.

At some point I should upload some pictures of my front fog wiring in the Comedy Corner section which could provide some laughs ;)

Also gonna look at wiring in an external thermometer at some point. I might just run it off battery (from the dash-mounted bit) for sake of ease, but if I wanted to make this more permanent - could I nick power cabling and what not from the clock backlight without problem?

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Kryt said:
To start with, after a fiasco a couple of weeks ago when I decided to try some Radseal before researching it - thankfully after a flush and my trip to Blackpool (honeymoon) - no problems, no overheating and the car is still running perfectly. Even did 400 miles on one tank of petrol (I didn't think motorway driving would be that efficient, obviously I was wrong). Thanks for everyone that helped me put it to rights though :D

Anyway, the question. I want to fit a high level brake light (standard LED type affair) - I may go for a later 400 model just so it fits without any hassle, or I might make my own up. I don't have one currently, I think this only started to appear on the 98 models onwards.
How would be the easiest way to wire this in? Would I need to run cabling back to the engine bay/brake pedal switch, or would I be best running cables to one/both of the existing brakelights? And either way, any clue how this would be done? I'm *guessing* just a cable from the "live" from an existing light and an earth - I don't want to work on a guess though as I don't want to start popping the electrics in my car.

At some point I should upload some pictures of my front fog wiring in the Comedy Corner section which could provide some laughs ;)

Also gonna look at wiring in an external thermometer at some point. I might just run it off battery (from the dash-mounted bit) for sake of ease, but if I wanted to make this more permanent - could I nick power cabling and what not from the clock backlight without problem?

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Pop down the scrappers and find 400 down there, then see how it is fitted and then purchase it.

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I would, but the trouble with that is, I would have to virtually strip the scrap car interior down to see any of that - I'd only want to be doing that once on mine :)
 

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Kryt said:
I would, but the trouble with that is, I would have to virtually strip the scrap car interior down to see any of that - I'd only want to be doing that once on mine :)
Do you have a haynes manual? it would tell you in there i think/

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