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Re: Bulb-out indicator false alert
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Posted by sam96CS [Email] (#852) [Profile/Gallery] (more from sam96CS) on Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:29:58 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Bulb-out indicator false alert, Nixter [Profile/Gallery] , Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:58:26
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Apply the brakes and look at the brake lights from a distance of 2-3 car lengths.

All four elevated brake light bulbs should be on and equally bright. All four bulbs should be Sylvania 2825 or 2825LL or equal (consuming 5 watts each and producing 5 candle power). Do not use other bulbs such as the #168 or #194.

Likewise the lower brake light bulbs should be on and equally bright. The outer bulbs should be Sylvania 7528 or 7528LL or equal which has two filaments, 5 watts and 21 watts. The brighter 21 watt filaments must be on when brakes are applied and off when brakes are not applied.

A bulb that is the correct spec but doesn't burn brightly is either installed backward (applies to lower bulbs only) or has poor electrical flow possibly indicating a weak ground connection.
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