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Old 07-04-2013, 11:14 AM   #1
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my 3rd brake light is really dim now? need help think its going out

Its barely visible when i press on brake, the regular brake lights are brighf but the 3rd brake light in rear windshield looks like bulbs are bad? Is it a led thats in their or just bulbs and how hard is it to change











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Old 07-04-2013, 11:25 AM   #2
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If you're still under warranty let the dealer handle that
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:35 AM   #3
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I have 3rd party warranty $200 deductible, i have rear tint but its only 35% so it should be way brighter than this
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:08 PM   #4
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What do you guys think is wrong? Bad led
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:23 PM   #5
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What do you guys think is wrong? Bad led

Could be, although I rarely see entire strips of LEDs go bad, it's not unusual to see an LED go dim before it completely fails. What I'm saying is this is not a single LED, it is a strip with multiple LEDs on it.

So, your whole strip is dim, could be an easy fix, grounding problem maybe or corroded connection. You need to get your multimeter out and make sure it has the proper voltage going to it and it has a good ground.

LED do not require very much current to illuminate, but they must have the full voltage required or they will be dimmer just like a regular bulb. In this case it's 12 volts.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:30 PM   #6
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Thanks fof replying ill take it to dealer tomm see whats up
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:03 PM   #7
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Thanks fof replying ill take it to dealer tomm see whats up

The lamp assembly is 86 dollars MSRP and you would probably have to remove a bunch of panels to track down the wiring to diagnose it. So you may be better off just paying the 200.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:56 PM   #8
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mine is doing the same thing .... what did it turn out to be?
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:18 PM   #9
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Mine started working again for some reason
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:37 AM   #10
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:20 AM   #11
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mine is doing this now, when i first start the car and press on the break everything is fine, but after like 5 minutes it dimms. im planing on taking it to the dealer and see whats the deal is.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:53 AM   #12
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if it were a short it wouldn't work at all, moo.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:00 AM   #13
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What do you guys think is wrong? Bad led
Probably not check brake switch we have simaliar problem sometimes at acura
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:01 AM   #14
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mine is doing this now, when i first start the car and press on the break everything is fine, but after like 5 minutes it dimms. im planing on taking it to the dealer and see whats the deal is.
I had the same problem, It would dim and then get bright and dim again.
The dealer did not find any shorts or bad connections. They replaced it with a new one and I haven't had any problems since.
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:44 AM   #15
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HOW DO YOU KNOW IT'S NOT BRIGHT?!?!?! I have never seen mine. BTW Rallycamaro it looks your trunk black seal is sticking out of your trunk, I'd check that.
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:19 AM   #16
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At the dealer as I type, will post the result in about 2 hrs.
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:24 AM   #17
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:56 AM   #18
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Just came back from the dealer and it needs a new part. Be back next Saturday to have it fix.
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:40 PM   #19
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Thanks!! I've never even noticed mine. I park in a brightly lit parking lot. Mine might not even work..LOL
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Happy to hear the dealership was able to assist so quickly with a resolution. Please let us know how the repair goes, and if you ever have any questions or concerns, we are here to help!

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Just came back from the dealer and it needs a new part. Be back next Saturday to have it fix.
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