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Old 11-12-2017, 06:53 PM   #226
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on the front (exhaust) side of the engine towards the gearbox end, just below the water outlet from the head
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:33 PM   #227
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Old 12-02-2018, 05:45 AM   #228
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I think the car is still in my garage. TBH I'd forgotten how disruptive it is moving house - thought I'd only be held up a couple of weeks. Over 2 months already . Plus it's cold out there........ got a bit more to do sorting the garage out (nothing fancy, just knowing where my tools are would be a good start) then I'll be back on it. In the meantime I saw a vid of some poor guy who had his mini rear-ended and it reminded me when it happened to me a few years back. We spend hundreds of hours on these things and then some plonker can ruin it in seconds - in my case claimed the brake lights were not bright enough and too low down to see. So I was thinking the other day about an eyeball burning high level stop lamp on the rear shelf. Have seen these used which could look reasonably subtle. Maybe with a high power LED replacement bulb.



Or has anyone tried wiring in something like this?





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Old 12-02-2018, 10:23 AM   #229
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I realise the reason you want to do the high level brake light but also think you should look for that specifically as a fog light has a different light pattern lense.

Saying this, so many lighting faults on cars these day and the Police don't do anything. If you have a friendly MOT tester, that probably won't be noticed.

Scorpion has a high level brake light. If you are interested, I can post it to you. PM me and I can get a pic.
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Old 12-02-2018, 11:46 AM   #230
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I got mine from Spiyda but I canít find them on his site anymore.
https://spiyda.com/led-vehicle-light...units.html?p=2
Would be worth messaging him and seeing if he still does them if you like it.
Thought I had a pic of mine but I donít, so Iíve stolen this one:



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Old 12-02-2018, 12:00 PM   #231
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https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/...grid&orderBy=0

Several options on here that might suit ?
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Old 12-02-2018, 01:19 PM   #232
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Fair points made. I do have a tendency to over complicate things.... thanks for the links I'll take a look. TBH the idea started out for the right reason but in the end I just thought a race car style rain light on the back shelf might be quite cool


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Old 12-02-2018, 03:20 PM   #233
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The high level brake light should actually touch on to the back window and have a seal around it. This is to prevent the light reflection back into your car. That one Dan posted is available from most Mini part dealers. Looks good too.
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Old 14-02-2018, 08:40 AM   #234
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https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-93234-a...7-428-001.aspx

Apparently this is the same part number as the one fitted to the later minis but at a fraction of the price that people want for a second hand one these days
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Old 14-02-2018, 09:03 AM   #235
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Good find!
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