Dull brake light

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Wayner75
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Dull brake light

Post by Wayner75 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:06 pm

Hi. My rear passenger brake light is working but is very dull compared to the other side. I have replaced the bulb. Any ideas why this is. Thanks.
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gloucester
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Re: Dull break light

Post by gloucester » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:37 pm

I'd be interested in how you managed to change the "bulb" as you put it - since it's an LED built into the unit...

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Re: Dull break light

Post by Gel » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:45 pm

Try another one just in case; otherwise sounds like one of the cables into lampholder
is not making good connection. :(
Assume you've ensured correct bulb; haven't needed to change mine; brake lights used to be of a dual filament
construction; one filament for side light, one for brake.

Clean brass contacts in lampholder with bit of wet & dry or fine sandpaper.
Brush clean, smear contacts with Vaseline or similar.
Try again.
"Gloucester", I think poster talking about stop lamps in rear cluster, not the high level LED strip :)
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Re: Dull brake light

Post by Wayner75 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:12 pm

Thanks for your help Gel. Most helpful. Thanks for the negative input Gloucester, very helpful. I have stop lamp clusters not an LED strip. 👍


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Re: Dull brake light

Post by gloucester » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:09 pm

Wayner75 - please note that all J11 models have LED brake lights...
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Re: Dull brake light

Post by Michel81 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:18 pm

Gloucester, the canadian qashqai and american rougue sport have bulbs. Came clear to me in another discussion.

So where are you based wayner75?
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Re: Dull brake light

Post by gloucester » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:58 am

Well that might explain it - since the Canadian Qashqai is actually a Rogue Sport in disguise...

Since this is a UK based forum it would be useful if ALL people from abroad gave their location.
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Re: Dull brake light

Post by Michel81 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:37 pm

Good idea :)
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Re: Dull brake light

Post by gloucester » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:15 am

BTW I live in Gloucester, UK :)
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Re: Dull brake light

Post by Daewar » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:10 pm

It's Gloucester, England.

England is the centre of the universe and everything revolves around it :)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_England.

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gloucester wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:15 am
BTW I live in Gloucester, UK :)
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