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Beginner’s guide to Pulse Protects installation
December 7, 2021 at 7:00 AM
Beginner’s guide to Pulse Protects installation

Pulse Protects safety brake lights are a great way to enhance the safety of your vehicle by increasing awareness of your moves before you make them. Pulse Protects is installed to create a brief pulse with your third brake light or CHMSL (center high-mounted stop light) to reduce the likelihood of rear-end collisions. At Avenew, we understand the importance of having upgrades to your vehicle properly installed, so we have a short beginner’s guide to Pulse Protects installation to help with the process. Keep in mind that effective installations, no matter how basic they are, require a basic understanding of automotive wiring.

Locate appropriate wiring

One of the most crucial parts of performing any type of installation on a vehicle is finding the proper wiring. Cutting and rewiring the wrong section can lead to dire consequences as other areas of the vehicle could be affected by faulty wiring. After you’ve found the correct place to install the Pulse Protects system, verify positive and negative leads. Use a volt meter if the wires aren’t clearly color-coded.

Attach Scotch-Lock connector
The Pule Protects installation kit will come with a 3M Scotch-Lock connector. Use this to connect the black ground wire to the Safety First Brake Light module to the onboard CHMSL. Use pliers to crimp the connector, which will automatically cut the wiring insulation so you don’t have to.

Cut CHMSL wiring

Grab the positive wire attached to the CHMSL and cut it. Strip a quarter-inch of insulation at both ends of the wire. Be sure to use the proper equipment when stripping and crimping wiring to ensure correct installation and safety. Improper connection and crimping of wiring could lead to product failure.

Crimp connectors

A male bullet connector should be crimped to the positive wire that’s attached to the CHMSL to prepare for a connector coming from the incoming positive wire. The remaining positive wire should have a female connector crimped to prepare to plug the wires together.

Plug in wires

After the male and female connectors have been crimped, you’re ready to connect the wires to their appropriate locations. The yellow positive lead will plug directly into the CHMSL wiring, while the red positive lead is for incoming power. The black negative lead is the ground lead.

Test the system

Once connections have been made, test the function of the Pulse Protects system by turning the vehicle on and having another person verify whether or not the CHMSL pulses after you press the brake pedal. The light should rapidly pulse four times when the brake is pushed. If the system doesn’t function correctly and you believe that you’ve properly installed it, please get in touch with our team, and we’ll assist you with troubleshooting.

Get in touch for assistance

You can learn more about Pulse Protects installation by speaking with our team of experts at Avenew. We’re here to ensure that you’re able to properly install a Pulse Protects system for yourself or a customer without any issues. Reach out with inquiries by calling 616-259-6050 or sending a message using our contact form. If you prefer, send an email directly to Pulse Protects installation is just one of the many services we offer at Avenew.

We look forward to speaking with you about this and the other services we provide.