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    Annoying third brake light glow (Fix)

    I love my new Mirage hatch but there is this annoying glow in the rear view mirror when applying the brakes at night. I pretty sure i'm not the only one this is bothering so... here is my fix for that problem.

    1: Remove the two screws holing the third brake light on. a stubby phillips works fine.
    2: Pull the light down. it will just hang from the wires.
    3: Mask the area in front of the LED bulbs with 1" blue painters tape.
    4: Trim the tape with a box cutter or razor to just cover the area in front of the bulbs
    5: Use some Scotch Brite to scuff the areas not covered by the tape.
    6: Clean scuffed areas with alcohol.
    7: Mask the car and rear window around the light so you don't paint the car.
    8: lightly paint the third brake light with flat black paint. two or three light coats will do.
    9: Let dry a hour or so, remove painters tape and masking on car.
    10: put light back in.

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    You could also remove the light from the car and paint it elsewhere but I didn't want to cut the wires.

    The Glow from the bottom of the light was reduced to where it was almost all gone.
    Hope this helps....



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    That's a pretty clever solution. How does it look from behind the car, as if in traffic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guthraee View Post
    I love my new Mirage hatch but there is this annoying glow in the rear view mirror when applying the brakes at night. I pretty sure i'm not the only one this is bothering so... here is my fix for that problem.

    1: Remove the two screws holing the third brake light on. a stubby phillips works fine.
    2: Pull the light down. it will just hang from the wires.
    3: Mask the area in front of the LED bulbs with 1" blue painters tape.
    4: Trim the tape with a box cutter or razor to just cover the area in front of the bulbs
    5: Use some Scotch Brite to scuff the areas not covered by the tape.
    6: Clean scuffed areas with alcohol.
    7: Mask the car and rear window around the light so you don't paint the car.
    8: lightly paint the third brake light with flat black paint. two or three light coats will do.
    9: Let dry a hour or so, remove painters tape and masking on car.
    10: put light back in.

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Views: 167
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    You could also remove the light from the car and paint it elsewhere but I didn't want to cut the wires.

    The Glow from the bottom of the light was reduced to where it was almost all gone.
    Hope this helps....
    Red Green use to impress me with what he could do with duct tape (made by Duck - how silly is that?), but you just blew away Red Green's creative skills with your modification!

    If Red Green ages me, I'm ok with that! I like our redneck Canadian neighbors to the north!

    Thanks for sharing!



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