head and brake lamps

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head and brake lamps

Post by weathersh09 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:45 am

I'm sure this happens all the time, but this problem I notice more at night. When I squeeze the brakes, the headlights dim, and it seems to take the rear brake lights a second or two to light up. Battery? Ground wires? Anybody out there seen this one before?

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Re: head and brake lamps

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:15 pm

It's normal - the rear brake lights take a fair amount of power. You'll see it mostly when sitting at a stop, with engine at idle, when not a lot of power is being generated by the stator. You can replace your brake lights with bright LED bulbs, and this will stop this from happening.

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