So I'm driving home from a Magic game last night behind a nice silver 'X and for the first time I notice that ooly the top two tail lights double as brake lights. My idea is to replace the lower tail lights with the same dual filament bulbs used in the upper two tail/brake lights and somehow hook them up so they also function as tail/brake lights. I'm guessing this would result in approximately a 66% boost in brake light candlepower (5 brake lights instead of 3). I remember some folks at the CR-V forum doing the same type of mod. But their mod involved getting rid of the yellow turn signals (they wanted the all-red look) and tying everthing into the built in trailer wiring harness, resulting in all the lights functioning as tail/brake/turn signals. I don't want to mess with the turn signals, just make the bottom tails function as tail/brake lights. Do I just change the bulbs and splice them into the upper tail/brake light wiring? Are there any electrical experts out ther who can tell me the best way of going about this? Assuming I do a quality job, is there any down side to doiing this? I wonder why Acura wouldn't have made the bottom lights function as brakes. Did they think that at night the contrast between the bottom and top would serve as a better alert to following drivers that you have hit the brakes? I'm thinking it would be better to have them all light up bright. After reading about several folks on this forum getting rear ended (including by a dump truck) I'd like to maximize my braking visibility without resorting to those (IMO) tacky looking trailer hitch lights. On my old 1st gen CR-V, the optional spoiler I got came with a nice LED high mount brake light. If the optional rear wind deflector came with one, I would get it.