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Old 03-25-2014, 11:38 PM   #1
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Tail Light Shut Off swiTch

can someone explain how I could wire a switch to shut the tail lights off
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can someone explain how I could wire a switch to shut the tail lights off
Why exactly would you want to disable your tail lights? This is something we'd like to know before teaching you how to do something that's a safety hazard.
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I know how..

I know how,,, I know how..

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how?..
I could always google it haha just wanted to see if this forum could be helpful
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would just like to be able to turn the lights off when I choose to.. Just like the running lights, If you lift the e brake they will go off... I would prefer not to have to do that so a way to turn the running lights and the tail lights off separately like with a couple switches would be ideal.
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would just like to be able to turn the lights off when I choose to.. Just like the running lights, If you lift the e brake they will go off... I would prefer not to have to do that so a way to turn the running lights and the tail lights off separately like with a couple switches would be ideal.
So you basically just want to be able to have the headlights on and nothing else...

Just get a wiring diagram for the car, or figure it out from the fuse box, and put in a couple of switches. The brake lights are separate from the tail lights so you'll need two switches.

Gonna pull a late night bank job FA?
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ahaha ghost car
Yeah Yeah I am sure I could do it myself but just wanted to check
if anyone had some experience doing it and could tell me step by step
but if not I guess I can see what works then post about it
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FyI Most states say its illegal to have your tail lights off like that. LEO's have that feature on thier cars, and they don't like Civi's doing it too....lol
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out of all the illegal stuff I do or have done I don't think a switch to turn off my tail lights is something I am concerned about
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Lol.
I did it to a truck one time... only the brake lights though. I had fog lights and just didnt turn on the headlights.
That part is easy, just put a switch in the brake switch wiring.
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so can someone give me a step by step.. what wire and all that so its straight forward and I don't need to look anything up... Would appreciate it
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You're going to have to get a wiring diagram for your car FA. With the auto trans, there's a bunch of stuff thats controlled by stepping on the brake pedal... For instance, shifting out of park, also the cruise control. You wouldn't want to hook up the switch to the wrong wire and end up rear ending somebody because you forgot to turn on the switch that turns off the cruise. Or, inadvertently, wind up with a new anti-theft device by wiring in a switch that disables the shifter lock...
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Lol I've done this before. I forgot how though. Be careful if it's what I think you are doing it for.
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You could find the ground wire for your lights and run it to a momentary switch and then ground it in the center console and then just make a bracket to hold the switch in place
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I did mine like this plus it has nitrous switch and purge and bottle heater switch.
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To disable any circuit, one would wire the switch to the ground lead of the circuit (disable the ground, not the power; no "spark" at the switch to cause it to burn the contacts out).

The idea of driving around without taillights indangers others that share the roads with you. A rear end collision due to someone not seeing you at night until its too late is simply not cool.
Rather than share what ground lead you need to use, I'll pass, and potentially save some lives. Please re-think this idea. We like all the Mustang Evolution members; this idea is not a cool one.
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