How do I fix led brake lights?

Asked by Guru6NRQZ Mar 25, 2020 at 08:46 PM about the 2007 Toyota Corolla CE

Question type: Car Customization

I bought LED lights to replace the old iridescent
bulbs on my brake lights, but when I apply pressure
to the brake, the bulb won’t light up.  I know that
LED’s use less energy than regular bulbs, so that’s
why it’s not lighting up, but I don’t know what to do
to fix that.  Is there a certain fuse I can replace my
old one with?  Do I need to install resistors?  Not
sure what to do.

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You'll have to install resistors. But the bottom line, most LED replacements are junk and are far more trouble than they're worth. Worse yet, they don't last nearly as long as a regular long life tungsten bulb. I'd toss them and replace with LL bulbs. I tell my customers to ditch them

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