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Old 12-30-2018, 07:15 PM   #1
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Ford E series van third brake light replacement

OK guys i know some of you have the answers i need....i want to replace the third brake light, and i want to find a replacement that has ALL of the following:

1) super bright white backup lights (LED probably)
2) super bright red brake lights (LED probably)
3) a backup camera


i already have a backup camera system with the camera mounted near the rear licence plate but i dont like the perspective when backing up....no confidence in angles and distances, etc.

so hopefully someone can give me a part number or link to what i am looking for. I have a 2008 E350 XLT

thanks guys !!!
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Old 12-31-2018, 12:42 AM   #2
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Ok, Im confused.....you want a third brake light to be able to do all that?
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:11 AM   #3
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X2 for the quest for that.
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Do I assume you mean the stock mounted part found on Ford E-Series vans?

I honestly doubt such a useful part exists----its asking too much of a part that's Federally mandated, added only to satisfy FMVSS's or DOT requirements.

That much light from reverse lamps would probably overpower the back up camera so that's one issue. Next would be physical size--there's only so much space available and all those features just wouldn't fit in the volume a stock CMSL contains.

While its far more simple to install just one part I myself like the idea of having separate systems I can integrate, giving me control of each individually. Stop lights would be left alone to meet legal requirements, a back up camera that comes on when reverse is selected or can be triggered manually (my ECCO system allows that) and rearward facing brighter lighting that can also be switched on/off independently from reverse gear.

Just my opinion mind you----could be 100% mistaken.
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:03 AM   #5
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https://www.rearviewsafety.com/catal...e+light+camera

Here's a start on the camera. You could upgrade the stock brake and back up bulbs to LED.
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:04 AM   #6
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i love this forum....everyone is so helpful with great feedback. thank you.

this is basically the part that i have in mind but i cant find it for my 2008 E350 XLT

https://amzn.to/2R1oiNl
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https://bit.ly/2LFAbTq
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https://bit.ly/2CGNeRv

maybe the 2008 stock 3rd taillight is the same part as on a F150 or other common vehicle that i can find and purchase ?
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:32 AM   #7
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There does seem to be a lack of products for the E series.
https://www.carid.com/2008-ford-e-se...20Super%20Duty

Try these guys
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Old 12-31-2018, 12:10 PM   #8
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ZBR702, I don't see anyone manufacturing that for a platform that's been discontinued like the E series.


A project for sure, but it looks like you will need to build your own. Looks to me like you can just purchase one from your list, reverse engineer it into an Econoline lens housing for a nice clean fit, one off, does what you want it to do device.



If you do, be sure to post pictures here!
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Agreed, I would get an E350 3rd eye lens housing from a junkyard and attach custom parts.
You might consider plating over the stock cut out for the light and going from there.
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You can install 2004-2008 F150 lights.

Here's one: https://www.protuninglab.com/3bl-f15...caAtSUEALw_wcB

I have not seen an integrated camera for that gen F150.

This place has LED floodlight backup cams:

https://camera-source.com/commercial...th-camera.html
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