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Offline jesus_is_alright

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reversing lights
« on: October 04, 2011, 09:02:09 PM »
Just a quick question. I swapped my Aussie 3 speed for a celica 5 speed some time ago, but I've only just got around to connecting the reverser switch. I never took any notice before, but now I get both rear indicators on (not flashing) when in reverse. Is this the normal setup with standard tail lights (which don't seem to have a dedicated reverse light). I'll check this weekend to see how it behaves with the trailer connected
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Re: reversing lights
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 10:20:39 PM »
My indicators are reverse lights, I would think its standant           pete
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Re: reversing lights
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 09:14:43 AM »
Hey Zues

It is standard to have the indicators used as reversing lights for vehicles of the beddys vintage.

If you want a brighter reversing light then get a small LED flood light and wire it into the reversing circuit.

If you want to use a high current spot light think about running it off a fused relay from the battery.

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Re: reversing lights
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2011, 10:54:17 AM »
Well as long as they're supposed to do that. I was just hoping I hadn't joined the wrong wire. I think the lights will be bright enough, they're mainly to tell other people to get out the way, rather than see where I'm going
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Re: reversing lights
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2011, 11:05:17 AM »
the best solution for getting them out of the way is a reversing alarm. You can buy a replacement bulb with an inbuilt alarm, or you can go with a full on alarm that activates when you shift into reverse. Or the cheapest way is to just jump on the horn as you reverse out. lol  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: reversing lights
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2011, 11:29:29 AM »
G'day

I use a reversing light that works well and fits in with the style of the CF tail light.






I have seen them under several brand names. I cut the mounting bracket off and cut a suitable hole below the rear doors. They look good and throw a lot of light.
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