When I changed my 3rd brake light on my 05 Sierra to a Recon LED unit, my cargo lights never did work. Discussion Starter • #1 • Mar 27, 2008. there a greatr company that stands behind there product. A bad brake light switch is a problem because the light switch is what turns the bulbs on in the first place. Please call prior to shipping for a price estimate on your LED light. Brake lights do not work, however the center high mount stop lamp works alright. Further inspection i found the left rear brake light is not working when braking hence it triggers the warning light. Try the emergency- flashers to check for wiring, socket and lamp problems. 3 Posts . Never fooled with it much since I traded it off shortly after getting that brake light. I am assuming the brake light switch works since I have voltage on the white wire out of the switch and the high mount light works. I do know that some have had problems when they installed LED brake lights where they needed to install resistors. Also, the rear flashers work correctly as do the turn signals. By Mike Allen. I have checked everything at my level. Can any one help me with a problem I am having with the brake lights on my 2011 Bailey Unicorn Seville. What's is odd is that I checked the bulb which is not working and it's perfect and not blown. LDLIBT means Led Dummy Load Indicator Brake Tail (it applies 21W to each indicator, 42W to brake lights & 10W to tail light circuit). As you can see the is an increase in brightness on both the parking light and brake light modes, the light emitted from the LED is much cleaner, there is a crisp transition between the parking and brake lights, and the LED illuminates much quicker. The brake lights not working may have been due to a fuse that has blown or brake light switch that needs replacement. Of course, there is also the possibility of a … Just to give you a comparison between the original and LED lights, both using the parking lights and brake lights. Thus feeding voltage back into the control and dimly lighting the nearest component, the LED 3rd brake light. i think they will send you a new one. Before that happens, troubleshoot a rear brake light yourself and possibly save on auto repair. THIRD BRAKE LIGHT For those 2001 thru 2004 Taco owners I did a lot of checking before attempting to switch mine over to an LED. My vehicle has more than 72,000 miles. Rear brake light assembly failing to light when brakes applied and there is not a notification to the driver. Bought my daughter a 08 coupe a few weeks ago. Tip: If you would like to have the malfunctioning brake light inspected before making any replacements, you can have the brake light diagnosed first to determine what repair is needed. That is where the diode comes in for the parking light circuit to fix the problem. 96 F250 PS XLT 4X4 long box, 5sp,4.10, manual hubs,pyro+boost guages, Dark Toumaline, add a leaf, Dale's TYMAR, and HX hose, downpipe, coolant filter, Luk clutch Nothing like having a good "face palm" moment. This will lead to LED burn out or dimming of the bulb. 3 wire LED tail/brake light problems - posted in Vintage Ski Doo's: Ive installed a LED tail/brake light (Maxxim M42205R) on my 1986 Citation and I cant get it to function as a brake light. The lights I have fit into the standard brake/tail light socket, so I didn' t have to replace the entire light assembly. This is a manufacture flaw with the led light circuit inside the assembly. Cost to repair $800. Rear brake light problem. I have just upgraded my tow car to a 2015 Ford Kuga with factory fitted towing bracket & electrics. The 7443 LED's "dual connection" probably has no buffer in its circuit to prevent voltage back feeding between the parking and brake light circuits. Re: third brake light problem. These systems detect a variation in the electrical current that can result in a ‘fault’ condition showing up on the dashboard and thereby help convey problems to the driver so they can be repaired. It can be simple to discover why stepping on the brake pedal doesn't make the bulb light. If the brake lights (only) are not functioning but the taillights are operational, the problem is the brake switch, the brake lamp fuse or wiring from the light switch, which operates the lights. There is not a light out notification so the driver is not aware the brake light has failed. Discussion Starter • #1 • Apr 14, 2015. We only perform repairs on the third brake light which is located between and above the tail lights. Went for a state inspection found I have two brake lights out. I have a 1999 chevy Silverado, I replaced DRL, front turn, rear turn, back up, and brake lights with LED’s. What's weird is that I have 1 & 3 watt LED brake lights, but it doesn't affect my cruise control for some reason. Not sure if they don't like LED's or what. This kit includes two resistors and connectors for installing a pair of bulbs as turn signal lamps. A burnt-out bulb would be why your light does not turn on as it no longer works due to a lot of use over the years. Rear brake light does not work. If the brake lights aren't working, a police officer may stop the car and issue a warning to make the repair within a given time limit. I had a warning light pop up with a message stating check rear lights. 53 Posts . The lower resistance level is detected by the vehicle as a burned-out bulb, which would cause the LED light to hyper-flash. I'm going to go ahead and replace the assembly since it seems like one bad LED can disrupt the entire array. How To Troubleshoot Brake Light Problems. Moreover, you can blame most of these problems on little or no maintenance, according to James E. Duffy in "Modern Automotive Technology." If the flashers work, check for blown fuses as a few vehicles use separate circuits for the lower and third brake lights. Problem: Filament lights on the back of a vehicle have been replaced with LEDs, now there is "Lamp fail" (or similar) warning on the dash. Although LED tail lights are designed to last, moisture may enter worn housings and could corrode circuit boards, causing the resistors to fail. Gm dealership states that this led brake light was designed to be lifetime. In order to avoid hyper-flashing, LED upgrades are designed with a resistor that simulates a standard bulb and provides your vehicle with the … Received letter from gm stating that they are only covering the free replacement thru 72,000 mile. Most traditional bulbs have a working time of around 5,000 hours, and even halogen bulbs tend to “pop” around 6,000 hours, but LED lights are 8x more efficient in their transfer of electrical energy to light, and have an average lifespan of around 80,000 hours. i have 4 seperate led lights in my number plate that i put in they worked fine with normal filiment bulbs on the brake light side only i have now fitted led brake light bulbs they work fine until i put the head lights on ,the led number plate lights come on with out touching the brake ( i have only wired them to brake light side only ) ? In the event of a dimmed or LED burn out in your tail light, take your car to … Aug 29 2013, 5:07pm. Headlights being on or off have no effect. Due to the low current draw of LED tail-lights, this fault condition can appear when installed on a circuit not designed for this type of light. On closer inspection, one of the LEDs on the troublesome tail light was out (actually dim). But when I turn on the lights at night, the arrows on my dash board for the turn signals both light up. Hi, New here and a proud new owner of a 99 Wrangler Sport. The cost of this service ranges from $45 to $145 based upon the size of the light. I bought a pair of red LEDs for my rear brake lights. For the blinker circuits you can use load-resistors like the Putco LED Light Bulb Load-Resistors # P230004A-2 to prevent hyperflashing of the blinkers. There are 2 common brake light problems that you can experience: having a burnt-out bulb or having a bad brake light switch. One in the center up high is working. Most LED Light Bulbs Are ‘Plug-and-Play’ We offer LED replacement bulbs for almost every exterior light on your vehicle: headlights, taillights, brake lights, side marker lights, turn signal lights, fog lights, daytime running lights (DRL), reverse lights, and more. So for hell of it I replaced it just in case. 1 Posts . Discussion Starter • #1 • Jul 4, 2012. Chances are the cause of the defective light or brake lights circuit on your Chevy Silverado is a simple problem. LED strips come in a very wide variety of sizes, densities and color quality, but what they all have in common is that at some point, you may run into some difficulty getting them to work.Through our many years of working with LED strips, we've put together some of the most common causes of LED strip problems and what you can do to solve them. Re: problem with LED tailgate light bar Feb 09 2012, 10:26pm If you email Recon talk with them about whats going on they have a great warranty. I am hearing there are diodes in the brake light circuit. Tonight I was pulling out of a parking place and saw a reflection of my tail lights in the storefront window. Added LED’s to my 5×8 trailer, both brakes likes comes on, each turn signal comes on, but when applying brakes and a turn signal at the same time, left or right, the brake light for that particular turn signal goes out but the opposite side brake light still stays on. Jul 28, 2010 Q: I have no brake lights on my 2006 Mazda5 van. I have a 99 Newmar, Dutch Star, pusher. The new LED strip looks far better with a higher density of light points, and is a decent match for the intensity of the side brake lights. Both brake lights were working again. When the lower lights do not come on and only the third-brake light works, the brake-light switch may be ruled out. Car Expert Mike Allen Answers his reader mail. DRL’s work fine, brake lights work fine, I do have hyperflash when I hit either turn signal. On vehicles that incorporate a switch on the brake pedal arm, there’s a good … 14, 2015 greatr company that stands behind there product no brake lights out )... 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