Brake Lights - Camaro Zone - Camaro Forums and News

Go Back   Camaro Zone - Camaro Forums and News > Camaro & Firebird Tech Forums > Appearance and Car Care

Join Camaro Zone Today
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
 
Old 11-16-2013, 04:38 PM   #1
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Posts: 524
Thanks: 10
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Brake Lights

So i am going to swap regular bulbs to leds for brake reverse and signals. I know i need an EL12 flasher but how many prong? duo or tri? and what do i need for my brake lights. when the lights are on and you press the brake it is a barely noticable change. do i need a in line regulator or something?

1998 Camaro
__________________

__________________
Leo72793 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 05:24 PM   #2
The "Senior" Member
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
NavyVet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 14,967
Thanks: 35
Thanked 903 Times in 819 Posts
Garage
Same number of prongs as the old flasher.
Sounds like you might have the lights in backwards and the brake lights are on instead of the parking lights and stepping on the pedal is turning on the parking lights instead of the brake lights.
__________________

__________________

96 T/A, Black/Graphite Leather, T-Tops, 6 speed, 10 speaker Delco/Bose "Monsoon"
Original owner, 190k miles and counting.
Total engine rebuild at 187,020 miles.
AIR delete. Bored .030 over.
Comp cams Xtreme Energy LT1 266HR-14 street cam and springs..
NavyVet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 05:31 PM   #3
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Posts: 524
Thanks: 10
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by NavyVet View Post
Same number of prongs as the old flasher.
Sounds like you might have the lights in backwards and the brake lights are on instead of the parking lights and stepping on the pedal is turning on the parking lights instead of the brake lights.
I bouth 64smd leds. i may try them the other way around. hard thing to do with only one person lol. and i havent removed the old one. didnt know if anyone knew off their head
__________________
Leo72793 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 08:52 PM   #4
Addicted Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Meatwad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 6,115
Thanks: 20
Thanked 73 Times in 71 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leo72793 View Post
I bouth 64smd leds. i may try them the other way around. hard thing to do with only one person lol. and i havent removed the old one. didnt know if anyone knew off their head
there should be two prongs that come off the flasher. | _ they should look Similar to that when looking at if head on. And try what navy said. Putting them in backwards does matter
__________________

1999 Firebird Build Thread
Meatwad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 09:41 PM   #5
CZ Staff
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
 
AwsmGy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 6,307
Thanks: 50
Thanked 285 Times in 198 Posts
Just get a big ass rock and place it on the break pedal until you confirm they're in right.
__________________
AwsmGy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 09:43 PM   #6
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Posts: 524
Thanks: 10
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Meatwad View Post
there should be two prongs that come off the flasher. | _ they should look Similar to that when looking at if head on. And try what navy said. Putting them in backwards does matter
Didnt know that. will try that.


Quote:
Originally Posted by AwsmGy View Post
Just get a big ass rock and place it on the break pedal until you confirm they're in right.
Really AWSMGY xD
__________________
Leo72793 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2013, 09:31 AM   #7
Veteran Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
94z28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Salem, VA
Posts: 2,357
Thanks: 10
Thanked 81 Times in 68 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by AwsmGy View Post
Just get a big ass rock and place it on the break pedal until you confirm they're in right.
Actually a good idea. I have used that to check brake lights before inspection if noone is around, and i cant back up to something.
__________________


98 z28 artic white. ls1, auto, slp lid, Ħegr, Ħair, magnaflow catback, manual exhaust cutout, factory 2.73:1 gears. 9.03 1/8th mile.

02 firebird sunset orange metallic. v6, auto, slp lid, zzp tubing, port matched upper and lower intake manifolds.
94z28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2013, 10:32 AM   #8
The "Senior" Member
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
NavyVet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 14,967
Thanks: 35
Thanked 903 Times in 819 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by 94z28 View Post
Actually a good idea. I have used that to check brake lights before inspection if noone is around, and i cant back up to something.
Just turn on your hazard flasher, it flashes the brake lights.
__________________

96 T/A, Black/Graphite Leather, T-Tops, 6 speed, 10 speaker Delco/Bose "Monsoon"
Original owner, 190k miles and counting.
Total engine rebuild at 187,020 miles.
AIR delete. Bored .030 over.
Comp cams Xtreme Energy LT1 266HR-14 street cam and springs..
NavyVet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2013, 06:16 PM   #9
Veteran Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
94z28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Salem, VA
Posts: 2,357
Thanks: 10
Thanked 81 Times in 68 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by NavyVet View Post
Just turn on your hazard flasher, it flashes the brake lights.
Either way works. Usually my wife is close by now that she is off of night shift.
__________________

__________________


98 z28 artic white. ls1, auto, slp lid, Ħegr, Ħair, magnaflow catback, manual exhaust cutout, factory 2.73:1 gears. 9.03 1/8th mile.

02 firebird sunset orange metallic. v6, auto, slp lid, zzp tubing, port matched upper and lower intake manifolds.
94z28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1999 SS - no brake or dash lights ManFromDet 4th Gen (1998-02) Camaro and Firebird Tech 11 07-16-2013 11:13 AM
help with my brake lights jhobbins General Discussion 2 02-01-2013 08:03 PM
Help with brake lights please! Asap=[ Ljdgm 4th Gen (1993-97) Camaro and Firebird Tech 24 03-04-2011 10:55 AM
Brake lights Smokin Black Bird 4th Gen (1993-97) Camaro and Firebird Tech 8 07-23-2009 12:34 AM
brake lights wont work Manicmachanic 4th Gen (1998-02) Camaro and Firebird Tech 3 05-26-2009 09:36 PM




Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:21 AM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright © CamaroZone.com

Camaro News Delivered to your Email!

Get the latest Camaro news straight to your inbox!

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]