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    High level brakelight

    My mate told me that my third brakelight is only half iluminating (spelling)
    What could cause it or is it just failing?
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    "My mate told me that my third brakelight is only half iluminating (spelling)"

    Does he mean only half of the LED's are working?
    Or is it half the intensity?

    If the former, then either you need to purchase a new/pre-owned one, or replace the defective LED's yourself.

    If the latter, then you need to check the wiring. Probably caused by a defective earth?

    Hope this helps?
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    Well half it bright and the other half is dull
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    Methinks there are 2 chains of LED's, e.g. Parallel.
    Seems that one chain is defective.

    You're looking at repair or replace then.

    Or do as many do, let it be. I've seen a number of them.

    They seem to pass their MOT. (Should fail them, if it's fitted it should work properly)

    Unless of course, someone knows better? ;-)
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