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BackOFF™ Brake Hold Module


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Product Description


The BackOFF™ Brake Hold Brake Light Module detects your speed and automatically turns your brake lights on when you are stopped and keeps them on after you initially press the brakes when downshifting / slowing down - allowing you to keep both of your feet and hands free. Connects to your electronic speed pick-up sensor (will not work with cable driven speedometers) to keep your brake lights on when you release your brakes but are still decelerating or stopped. Whether you're stopped and resting or coasting to a red light your rear end visibility is greatly increased by the brake hold module, as it will illuminate your brake lights while you're not pressing your brakes. During installation you'll have 2 different brake light flash patterns to choose from (listed below). This module is designed to work with standard incandescent brake lights, LED brake lights, or a combination of both.  


Note: This module is rated at 10 amps which can generally drive up to (3) standard bulbs.

Flash patterns to choose from

Mode 1: Causes your brake light(s) to automatically emit a visual alerting signal of 3-4 short light flashes, followed by 1 steady on light for 4 seconds. This signal automatically repeats itself as long as the brakes are applied.
Mode 2: Causes your brake light(s) to emit 5 quick flashes, followed by a steady on light as long as you are stopped/braking.

Brake Alert

If the Brake Hold Module is holding your brake lights on for you and you wish to gain the attention of someone behind you; simply tap your brakes and your brake lights will flash 5 times then return to steady on. This alert feature is useful if you see someone approaching quickly behind you and you want to make sure you're seen. These flash patterns are not random, but have been selected because of their ability to gain and retain following driver's attention. Most states drivers handbooks recommend that you flash your brakes when slowing or stopping. The BackOFF™ Brake Hold automatically facilitates compliance and enhances safety. Install the BackOFF™ Brake Hold and see how much more effective your brake light can be!


To install, wire the BackOFF™ Brake Hold Brake Light Module in-line with your existing brake light wire. Locate your brake light wire and cut the wire into 2 (use a test light or multi-meter to find proper wire). Choose the mode you would like from the 2 available and connect the mode wire (red/white or white/red) to the wire leading to the rear of your bike, and connect the red wire from the module to the cut brake light wire leading toward the front of the bike. Tap the black wire from the module to a ground wire and read instructions below for the optional yellow wire. Finally peel the paper lining off of the double sided adhesive pad and mount the module to a clean, flat surface. (Be sure to cap off the unused mode wire)

solder connections or use crimp connectors (not included)

Black wire: Ground source
Red wire: Connect to brake light wire - leading forward (front of bike)
White wire / Green stripe: Tap onto (electronic) speed sensor
Orange wire: Power 12 VDC(+)

CHOOSE 1 MODE BELOW (CAP OFF UNUSED WIRE) Connect to brake light wire - leading back to the brake light (rear of bike)
Mode 1: White wire / Red stripe

Mode 2: Red wire / White stripe


Part Number: 01020
Weight: Less than 1lb
Amp Limit: 10 Amp Max (up to 3 Standard Incandescent Bulbs)
System Requirement: 12VDC(-) 
Attachment Method: Included Double Sided Adhesive Pad 
Height (in): 5/8"
Length (in): 2 1/4"
Width (in): 1 5/8"
Wire Length: 5"-6"
Material: Anodized Aluminum Case with Heat and Water Resistant Potting
Wire: 16AWG - 20AWG
Package Contents: (1) BackOFF™ Brake Hold Brake Light Module, (1) Adhesive Mounting Pad
Color / Finish: Black Anodized
Hardware Included: No
Connectors Included: No
Tools Required: Wire Cutters, crimp connectors; optional test light, soldering iron
Waterproof: No
Water Resistant: Yes
Heat and Vibration Resistant: Yes
Companion Product(s): n/a


Warranty Information

Signal Dynamics Corporation warranties this product at time of purchase to be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original purchaser. Signal Dynamics Corporation's obligation under the warranty is limited to repairing or exchanging the unit if the unit is returned with the postage prepaid to Signal Dynamics Corp. within 1 year from the date of purchase. The warranty is void if the unit has been incorrectly installed, damaged, or tampered with. This warranty specifically limits Signal Dynamics Corporation's liability to unit replacement only and specifically excludes any consequential damage arising from use proper or improper or failure to properly function. A copy of your purchase receipt or other proof of purchase is required when applying for warranty consideration. See full Warranty and Return Policy!

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