here’s one good thing about 2016…
…if your third brake light didn’t work, you still passed inspection in texas.
in 2017? not so much…
…which sucks. i fixed my emergency brake, which was the previous issue with it passing a couple weeks ago. but, apparently, they check lights AFTER the brake thing, so mine didn’t make it far enough to fail for that. since i fixed my brake, today it failed for the light.
and here’s the problem – i knew about that, i just didn’t think you needed it. thirty days ago, you DIDN’T. but now you do.
sucks to be me.
last summer i used brexit to get me some LED tail lights on the cheap. the problem was i re-did the third brake light only to find it LIT when i walked out to my car that night, even though i wasn’t in the car and the car was just locked and parked. NOT cool. explains why the third brake light had been dead since i got the car – it just burned out. and it’s not just a bulb – it’s an all in one light, so you have to replace the whole thing. i did, and it was lit up…i thought it was a short in the (USED) LED light i’d bought so i sent it back, smoke-sprayed the old red light, and we were good…until i tried to get inspected today. so now i have yet another car project i need to get to (another light has been ordered). let the games begin!