Quote:` you can do what 99% of us do, and just ground the wire and omit the brake light entirely. Use hand signals or just ride'
I wouldn't do this. Your brake light is the best defense for people approaching at twice your speed from behind in your lane. Fix it right.
I carry an extra brake light bulb on my Sebrings for this,just in case. 6V, 10 watt.
Why take a chance by having only the taillight as you slow down?