Originally Posted by F4Gary
Another newbie question.
If you have a brake system that pushes on the brake pedal, doesn't that light the brake lights and comply with the law?
In reality, activation of the brake lights in a toad, by the toads brake pedal, via an auxiliary brake mechanism or, even anyone pushing on the pedal, is dependent on how the toad is wired, from the factory. You see, there are some vehicles that, DO NOT activate the brake lights if the key is off and, you push on the brake pedal. But, on some, even if the key is out of the ignition, and you push on the brake pedal, the brake lights will activate.
Now, again, this can, and often does, open up a whole 'nother can of worms. The reason is, if one is not thinking about this type of situation, and, wires in the toad lights using the stock toad lights, you can end up with two DIFFERENT signals, being sent to the same filament, in the same bulb.
On the other hand, if you're one of those that likes to drill the housing and install a second bulb, you won't run into that kind of problem. However, you most likely will have a situation where, if you put a turn signal on and, apply the brakes, you can have almost conflicting signals, from two bulbs, sitting within an inch of each other, WITH NO PARTITION in between them. Just something to consider. Good luck.