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Old 08-16-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
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Rear LED Brake light issue

I have a 07 R6 w/ the Brake light and integrated turn signals. one portion of the light is out. Braking and normal. My question is, is the burnt out or is a wire loose? I mean, LEDs aren't suppose to go out that easy and it is only like 2 short rows.
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:37 PM   #2
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I would bet on a wiring issue
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good, b/c that thing wasn't cheap. My next question is, where should I start? Logically I should start at the light, right?
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You know it getting power at the light. You need to figure out how the led's are wired together.
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:48 PM   #5
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Take some pictures of the wiring, we'll do internet mechanic game.
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lol, will do when I get home!
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Are you saying both the running light and the brake light portion of the taillight don't work on the same side?
If so it's highly possible that the light itself is shorted.
If it's a Clear Alternatives they'll typically warranty it for up to a year.

You should have 5 wires going into the light:
l & r turn signal +, running light +, brake light +, and a negative lead.
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thanks patrick, I am not an electrician, but I should be able to figure it out. Hopefully!

and yes. Looking at it from behind, the top right portion of the light is out, even when the brake is applied. I just need to dig into a little further to see what is up.

I didn't install this set-up, but aren't they just a plug? Stock one fits aftermarket model?
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The brake / running and negative wires are plug in.
Depending on how it was installed the turn signal positive leads may be hard wired in.
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Thanks Patrick! I will see what I can do.
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e43ae510 this is the plug that goes straight to the light housing. I assume it's the main lights. It enters here.*
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The two yellow wires are the blinkers I assume. But they are wired into this mess.*
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One yellow wire was broken when I removed the tape, hence the two bare wires. It didnt fix anything *How did they go from like 3 wires to 1 on the blinkers?
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so, does anybody have an idea why 3 wires go into one?
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bring it to swc tomorrow I will fix this no problem
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well, I tore down the tail lastnight. I believe it is the light's circuit board or something. I've tested every circuit I can think of. One row of 3 LED lights don't work at all and then the blinker porting on the same side doesn't work on the bottom. The whole thing is sealed and I don't want to ruin it by getting in there. It works, it can pass inspection. I am gonna leave it alone and probably just buy a new one!
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