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Old 06-13-2010, 10:09 PM   #1
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Exclamation Brake lights?

Well im not sure if its just my YJ but i noticed tht the stock brake lights are not bright at all... is this just me? and what kind of upgrade can i do to fix this?

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You mean the running light isn't bright or when you push the brake the lights not bright? Because my YJ's running lights are dim as heck, but when I hit the brakes its bright, since the light gets all the 12V

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well i dont know about that, but like when the running lights are on and i turn on the turn signals u can barely see them flash...
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something is wrong with your jeep then, bake lights and turn signals are bright.
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well would it work if i got those L.E.D upgrades i've seen around?
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chances are no. i would do a quick voltage check with a meter. If your not getting a full 12v when the brake is pressed or when the turn signal flashes then you most likely need to check the wires. They could have become corroded and may need replacing. Very common in many Jeeps due to the Exposed interior.
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:04 PM   #8
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Dang those are pricey for me anyway. But they will work great as long and they are getting the right voltage. Are you running any after market stereo, amps, or anything that might be drawing a lot of power consistantly?
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:05 PM   #9
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wht should i touch the meter to?
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a head unit and two speakers...
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Touch the black lead to the frame of the jeep. Pull out the light bulb and touch the pins under the bulb. Try this with the lights on, and then with the brake depressed. There should be two small round conntectors under the bulb of the tail lights. The turn signal should only have one connector under the bulb. Just curious but Did you clean the mud off the lens of the Tail light? (its a jeep thing) Just a joke!!
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Try keeping the radio off and see if the lights are any brighter. If they are you may want to have your alternator checked just to be on the safe side.
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haha ya she just got a bath. thanks for the help maybe that will be tommors project.
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Cool well if you need any more help let me know. If you have a tow connector check it too and make sure the wires an in good shape. Have a good night.
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ok thanks alot.
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There have been other forum posts on these. They don't work as advertised. Don't get them. As far as the "dim" lights they shouldn't be. I bet you have a ground problem.
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There have been other forum posts on these. They don't work as advertised. Don't get them. As far as the "dim" lights they shouldn't be. I bet you have a ground problem.
My thought exactly - ground problem...
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I would try new "normal" bulbs before spending too much money. Just to be sure its not a dim bulb... Sometimes the bulbs are crap and just don't seem to shine like they should. Especially the older style like we use.

these guys mention a ground problem, it could be. But, you may just need to pull the bulbs, clean the brass and put it back in.
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I did that a couplke weeks ago...
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Any luck with the volt meter?

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