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I have rear lights, but when I hit the brakes, my red one does not get brighter. is there a way to get it to light up? and should it? I know that right now I have to be in the back of the trail group because I almost get rear ended when I have someone behind me.

86 350 fourtrax 4x4

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I have rear lights, but when I hit the brakes, my red one does not get brighter. is there a way to get it to light up? and should it? I know that right now I have to be in the back of the trail group because I almost get rear ended when I have someone behind me.

86 350 fourtrax 4x4

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Dallas
No, those models only had taillights. No brake lights.
 

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is there a way to rig something up from a newer model atv?
It could probably be done. You would have to have the taillight/brake lights off of a newer one and you would also need the brake light switch for the foot brake and the one for the hand brake and you would need the wiring. For the hand brake, you would probably have to have the hand lever and the mount, because I believe the brake switch is incorporated into the mount or perch. You could get by with just the foot brake switch if you always use your back brakes when you stop, but most people don't.

You would also have to deal with mounting the foot brake switch and mounting the lights. You would have to fab something up.
 

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I will think about this. you'd think that you could have a button pushed when you push your foot down on the brake, the only real problem I see is it working with all sorts of weather that we have in northern michigan.
 

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I will think about this. you'd think that you could have a button pushed when you push your foot down on the brake, the only real problem I see is it working with all sorts of weather that we have in northern michigan.
That's the way the foot brake switch works on the ones with the brake lights, except it is mounted on the frame above the brake pedal and it has a spring that hooks to the brake pedal and the other end attaches to the brake switch. When you push the brake pedal down, the spring pulls the switch plunger and activates the switch, which in turn activates the brake lights.
 
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