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#61 sledgehammer

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:39 PM

Thanks for the quick reply's ...

quote 'The brake lights on my 59 plate mazda 6 don't work with the ignition off (I don't think)'

so will be ok then - less work ;o)

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:02 PM

did the mazda go through a IVA test ?

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:26 PM

The point I was trying to make is that modern cars don't all have the brake lights working without the ignition on!

Edited by Carlos W, 28 October 2012 - 07:27 PM.


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:12 PM

but modern car's don't have to be built with a IVA test in mind

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:43 PM

They do have to be built to the same (and more) regulations that the IVA checks for compliance though.

http://www.legislati.../1989/1796/made it'll be in there somewhere

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:47 PM

A phrase that crops up on practically everything in the IVA manual is this:

In the case of unmodified Mass Produced vehicles the standards in
this section shall be considered to be met.



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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:55 PM

I think I will wire it to Main +ve feed (fused) Just in case

don't want to go to all that trouble , for it to fail on that

thanks for your help everyone

Edited by sledgehammer, 28 October 2012 - 10:58 PM.


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:58 PM

I do wonder why they make the brake lights permanently live on a modern car, I cannot foresee a situation where you would be slowing down on the road without the keys in the ignition unless you turn the ignition off and throw the key out the window whilst going along!

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:16 PM

I had a quick snoop & couldn't find anything, I suppose there's an argument that they are less likely to fail if they are less dependent on other stuff.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:19 PM

I do wonder why they make the brake lights permanently live on a modern car, I cannot foresee a situation where you would be slowing down on the road without the keys in the ignition unless you turn the ignition off and throw the key out the window whilst going along!


The ignition switch can fail , killing the ignition circuit - and all it powers

happened on some older vauxhalls / opels

car is still rolling , but anyone behind doesn't know you are braking / trying to pull over

I'm always worried about some one not seeing my signals / brake lights

also we are told to turn off ignition when waiting in a long queue - handy to let anyone behind you the traffic has stopped

Edited by sledgehammer, 28 October 2012 - 11:38 PM.





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