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[QUOTE]Originally posted by RCR:
I integrated mine into the decklid, but this could also be done to a GT spoiler.
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It's a Subaru piece, although I saw a Nissan piece that was identical.
Looks ok but is missing the point of 3rd brake light.
Mounted high and in the middle so many people can see when on including car behind car that's often tailgating you.
(I ignore car/truck behind often blocks this for many reasons. Is how feds think at time they write a new FMVSS rule.)
Is part of why OE Fiero 3rd is where its mounted.
longer story: http://articles.latimes.com.../fi-24385_1_air-bags
Location is in FMVSS 108
section 5.3 under high-mounted brake light. In short... Cars can have 3rd light anywhere centered in rear glass. Outside then must be behind glass or mounted w/in a few inches of rear glass and centered.
Your location is likely "legal" but doesn't work as good as OE and others. Wing lights are better but Fiero is low so many doesn't work very well either. (Many wings versions on Fiero to say is better/worse then OE.)
While OE Fiero light is a bit hidden at top, light output can be viewed by most big trucks. LED at edge like fierosound can work but just slap any LED in/on it can be too bright/dim and create glare... People may see the light but too bright and glare can make problems and affect drivers behind you.[/QUOTE]
Odd that the Pontiac t/a had it between the spoiler and deck lid.. And it passed the rules on them!!
Also, if people are so sidetracked that they can't see the road looking at the screen of a phone (isn't that todays scape goat) no matter where you put it won't matter..
Sitting in my Indy a camery trunk lid is almost the height of the roof of my car. nose on most cars are not much lower anymore, crossovers/etc so it's a moot point.
Adding these 3rd lights was the start of the wrong direction in the first place, instead of better training on driving and testing, they lowered the bar, now it's the car will do everything brake/turn hell drive..
I'm more worried about a pick up truck that I'm beside not seeing my car as todays trucks are tall and the fiero does not even show up in the mirrors unless they have the optional towing ones..
I have found the best way is to slow down to stop and be rolling with 3 car lengths left, so you can gauge if the vehicle behind you is even going to stop as they gives me an out.. even if it is just moving forward while on the horn..
[This message has been edited by E.Furgal (edited 09-20-2017).]