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antnee
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12th Jul 13 at 21:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have been noticing more and more recently cars driving about with the brake lights on constantly. Is this some kind of fail safe if the brake switch fails?
WukaChop
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Apparently Insignia's won't start if both the brake lights fail, could just be a lot of cars with bad earths?
Jay
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12th Jul 13 at 21:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Has anyone noticed as well, brake lights flashing?
bigron1988
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prob just the brake switch has failed/stayed on
antnee
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quote:
Originally posted by Jay
Has anyone noticed as well, brake lights flashing?


Some new cars flash hazards under hard braking, not seen flashing brake lights though
Lee_fr200
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I've seen a few with flashing brake lights as said its under hard braking
Gary
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12th Jul 13 at 21:30   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You can buy kits for your 3rd brake light to make it flash a few times before it comes on.
colonel_g
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12th Jul 13 at 21:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Shit drivers or people with fucking wide feet
tom130691
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12th Jul 13 at 21:45   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i find more with no brake lights lately, tossers


my corsa
my mini

You know you own a mini when you've changed your shower gel for swarfega.
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mates arctic astra vxr flashes brake lights under heavy braking... first time it did it i just thought he was stabbing the brakes coming up to a roundabout at 65... nutjob
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12th Jul 13 at 22:13   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Some cars brake lights stay on when hot wired. Not sure how true it is but that's what I've been told anyways
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12th Jul 13 at 22:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I've heard the above too. Think was on traffic cops or something similar.
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Yeah I think it was since I remember them saying something like that, I've saw some cars with flashing brake lights in foggy conditions, I was following a Mercedes up the motorway at about 5am in March and their lights flashed, safety feature?

[Edited on 12-07-2013 by WukaChop]
Tiger
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Peugeot common fault.
WukaChop
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Sad part is my current car is a 106 and the brake lights are stuck on

But I think that's an unrelated issue and something to do with the rear lights being full of water.

The hazard light thing I've seen a lot recently on new cars, makes me feel like the car is actually preparing for an accident

[Edited on 12-07-2013 by WukaChop]
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Sisters boyfriends Corsa D work van had a 70mph limiter. If he took the fuse out for it the brake lights would he permanently on. After about 30 mins they'd turn off. But so would the dash so he'd have no idea how fast he was gong.

He is a right royal cock though.
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quote:
Originally posted by dragon2309
mates arctic astra vxr flashes brake lights under heavy braking... first time it did it i just thought he was stabbing the brakes coming up to a roundabout at 65... nutjob


Yea newer Astra VXR's all have flashing lights under hard braking don't they?

As for staying on - its 9/10 times a french car that i see with that issue. Also when they are indicating the whole light cluster is flashing too.
AndyCorsaSport
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Whole light cluster flashing is bad earth.

I tell you what else insignias don't like, been baked when there painted! We've had 3 at work that once baked none of the dials worked. Like the dash had just died!
antnee
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I have just seen another one, and it was french!
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quote:
Originally posted by antnee
I have just seen another one, and it was french!
all the ones I've seen have been French cars.
WukaChop
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French cars, because mechanics need jobs too.
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I've seen a lot of corsa c's with just the 3rd high level brake light working
Adster
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If you but a single filament bulb in one tail light on a new transit it completely cocks up ALL the electrics and leaves the brake lights stuck on when the headlights are turned on

antnee
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That happens on a lot of cars, my brother put a single filament bulb in his 05 Fiesta and it did some crazy things like lighting up the dash when you brake.


The one I saw the other day which prompted this topic was on a Merc van though.
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Buy a proper lamp then

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