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I replaced my stoplight bulbs with a pair of LED T20's. They work and look awesome and are much nicer and brighter than the bulb-style. But here's the problem; the "Brake light" indicator is now on. The LED's are polarized and, because the circuit loop is not closed, the car thinks the lights are out. Is there a way around this ??
 

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One solution is to remove the brake light failure sensor from the circuit. This will require a wiring diagram for your model to show how to reconnect the wiring.

Another easier (and reversible) option is to remove the indicator bulb.
 

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The brake light failure senser determines a burned out bulb by measuring the current flow. Led bulbs draw very little current so therefore the circuit thinks the bulbs are open. One way to correct it is a load resister across the bulb. The other as mentioned is to rewire the circuit to remove the senser. Clipping pin 4 of the senser which feeds the dash indicator should turn off the light. Gen 2 info. Don't know if yours is the same.
 

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Removing the indicator bulb from the dash is probably the easiest fix but, before going there, I'd like to find a proper fix. William, can you tell me more about placing the resistor ?? Where would I install it ?? What kind of resistor ??
 

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