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.

1 Answer


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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