1. Andrew

    Andrew Most Powerful Leader Moderator Forum Donor

    Having just gone through the process of trying to find compatible 6volt centre brake lights for my Trabi (requirement in NZ for all new registrations after 1990) I thought I would share what I found in case they either want to improve safety or because of a law requirement or whatever.

    If you Trabi is 12v then you have a lot more options, and you can probably just pick up pretty much whatever you want from an auto store, the products I list below are available in 6volt and 12volt options.

    The first option you could do is pick up a standard 12volt bulb centre stop light (not the led type) and replace it with a 6volt bulb of the same size, i had a look at doing this, but the price of the 12volt stop light on its own was $60 plus I would have to find a 6volt bulb that would fit... and it kinda looks like ass..

    You could depending on your local laws use the fog light as brake light instead of as a fog light... but its not an option that I can do.

    I did find three products from the US that had 6volt centre stop lights.. most are designed for old model T's but are suitable for using in a trabant.

    1. http://thirdbrakelight.blogspot.com/
    2. http://jandlenterprise.com/products/brakelighter.htm
    3. http://www.brakeflasher.com/brake.htm

    I just purchased one from the thirdbrakelight.blogspot.com, they are very thin, so hopefully when it is off, it will be close to invisible, and they had a good review over on thesamba.com (vw forum)
    From the samba forums with the thirdbrakelight.blogspot.com product installed.

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