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Brake lamp dummy light

Ok my brake lamp dummy light is on but my tail lights, brake lights and third brake light work. I Looked in the service manual for something to help trouble shoot my problem but I can't find nething. Any ideas?
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Re: Brake lamp dummy light

check your brake fluid level
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Re: Brake lamp dummy light

this is for 5th gens mostly but it might help your problem
the last "brake (or break) light stays on" thread
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Re: Brake lamp dummy light

Yins are thinking of the wrong warning light. The one that is on in my car is the one that let's you know you have a faulty bulb which mine are all new and working
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Re: Brake lamp dummy light

Yeh, like johntompson said, check your brake fluid.
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Re: Brake lamp dummy light

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Yins are thinking of the wrong warning light. The one that is on in my car is the one that let's you know you have a faulty bulb which mine are all new and working
im talking about the red one on the right side of the dash that goes on when you use the e-brake. are we talking about the same one, or do 4th gens have different set of warning lights
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Re: Brake lamp dummy light

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im talking about the red one on the right side of the dash that goes on when you use the e-brake. are we talking about the same one, or do 4th gens have different set of warning lights
yeah 4th gens have brake light for e-brake but also have "brake lamp"
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Re: Brake lamp dummy light

yea my brake lamp light is on but idk why
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Re: Brake lamp dummy light

Check your brake fluid level as already said, but also make sure BOTH bulbs in the high mount brake light work. There's 2 bulbs in there.
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All my brake light bulbs are new and they all work
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Re: Brake lamp dummy light

If you put an LED bulb in for the brake light bulb the brake light will come on, but not on startup, only when you first pump the brake.
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Well that would explain it then cause I do have led bulbs haha
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Re: Brake lamp dummy light

Yeah, that lamp just comes on when the resistance or something like that isn't correct in the circuit. LEDs would have less resistance since they need less wattage.

Mine stays on because the previous owner messed around with the electric system and it's got lots of wires going nowhere.
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Re: Brake lamp dummy light

If you were to knew the difference between the draw (resistence) of the L.E.D.'s vs. your incadescant bulbs, it should be simple enough to put the correct size resistor in line on the feed back side to keep the light from coming on. I haven't looked at the brake schematic yet but should be doable. LilMisPrelude prob alreadyhas something worked up. LOL.
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Re: Brake lamp dummy light

and the truth shall set you free... or at least get you the correct answers. Not telling us the small detail that you have LED's installed in your original post is like saying, ........ well... it is like saying nothing.

You need a load resistor. Simple, done.

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Damn muh bad yo lol thank you lil miss I'll have to take care of this dilemma
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Re: Brake lamp dummy light

if your talking about the light to let you know when you have a brake light out then you may want to check the harness above the brake pedal. sometimes that doesnt get the best connection so just mess around with it. Also check the 3rd brake light. i know in my car i have two bulbs in there and you really cant tell if one goes out
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