LED 3rd Brake Light Problem - JeepForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 06-06-2009, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
Jebussaves0
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Abilene, TX
Posts: 411
Tj LED 3rd Brake Light Problem

So I recently bought some lug nut LED lights to replace the stock 3rd brake light on my TJ. Here is the link to the exact ones I bought:

http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.as...0&partID=42556

After I initially wired them up they worked fine. It wasn't until I drove it for the first time that they stopped working and caused my stop light fuse to blow. I've replaced the fuse 3 times now and they keep blowing. I'm thinking it has something to do the lower resistance of the LEDs but I'm not sure. Any ideas?


2002 Jeep Wrangler Sahara | 4.0L 5spd D44/D30 3.73s | Hurst Shifter | Hardwired Power Inverter | Hummer-Style CAI | 1" Rusty's BL/MML | AA TC Shifter Bracket | 2" BB | JKS Quicker Discos | 33x10.50R15 BFG KM2s | Alpine CDA-9886 HU | OTRATTW Switch Panel | G.P.F. Rear Bumper | Metalcloak Overline Fenders

M416 Trailer | In Progress
Jebussaves0 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 06-06-2009, 01:50 PM
SirGCal
Moderator
 
SirGCal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 10,936
actually, my money is on the possibility that you've shorted something out during the install. Go over the wiring again. Something is shorting to ground.

Sir G. Cal - 2k Sahara TJ

Living and loving on borrowed time. Life with Multiple Sclerosis. My MS/Life blog, Audio and Electronic write-ups, project how-tos, pictures, stories, and more.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SirGCal
If you can't take a nano-second to press shift/period/etc. and make proper sentences and paragraphs, I don't know if I can take a few minutes to respond to your topics... It doesn't have to be perfect by any means, but a little effort goes a long way.
SirGCal is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 06-06-2009, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
Jebussaves0
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Abilene, TX
Posts: 411
The "wiring" in question was simply cutting the + and - wires from the old light and splicing them to the 2 wires connected to the LEDs. I'll go over it again but given the possibility that the wiring is fine, any other possible causes?

2002 Jeep Wrangler Sahara | 4.0L 5spd D44/D30 3.73s | Hurst Shifter | Hardwired Power Inverter | Hummer-Style CAI | 1" Rusty's BL/MML | AA TC Shifter Bracket | 2" BB | JKS Quicker Discos | 33x10.50R15 BFG KM2s | Alpine CDA-9886 HU | OTRATTW Switch Panel | G.P.F. Rear Bumper | Metalcloak Overline Fenders

M416 Trailer | In Progress
Jebussaves0 is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 06-06-2009, 02:33 PM
SirGCal
Moderator
 
SirGCal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 10,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jebussaves0 View Post
The "wiring" in question was simply cutting the + and - wires from the old light and splicing them to the 2 wires connected to the LEDs. I'll go over it again but given the possibility that the wiring is fine, any other possible causes?
Sorry to sound rude or inconsiderate or anything, but the truth simply is; you changed something, then the problem appeared. Fuses blow when the circuits are shorted out. So 99% of the time, it's either the new device or the wiring has a fault. Really that just about the only possibilities here...

Sir G. Cal - 2k Sahara TJ

Living and loving on borrowed time. Life with Multiple Sclerosis. My MS/Life blog, Audio and Electronic write-ups, project how-tos, pictures, stories, and more.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SirGCal
If you can't take a nano-second to press shift/period/etc. and make proper sentences and paragraphs, I don't know if I can take a few minutes to respond to your topics... It doesn't have to be perfect by any means, but a little effort goes a long way.
SirGCal is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 06-07-2009, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
Jebussaves0
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Abilene, TX
Posts: 411
Quote:
Originally Posted by SirGCal View Post
Sorry to sound rude or inconsiderate or anything, but the truth simply is; you changed something, then the problem appeared. Fuses blow when the circuits are shorted out. So 99% of the time, it's either the new device or the wiring has a fault. Really that just about the only possibilities here...
That was neither rude or inconsiderate. I was just looking for something else to watch for while I checked the wiring. In any case, you were right. The wiring had shorted out where it was pinched by the spare tire. Thanks

2002 Jeep Wrangler Sahara | 4.0L 5spd D44/D30 3.73s | Hurst Shifter | Hardwired Power Inverter | Hummer-Style CAI | 1" Rusty's BL/MML | AA TC Shifter Bracket | 2" BB | JKS Quicker Discos | 33x10.50R15 BFG KM2s | Alpine CDA-9886 HU | OTRATTW Switch Panel | G.P.F. Rear Bumper | Metalcloak Overline Fenders

M416 Trailer | In Progress
Jebussaves0 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Turn Signal and Brake Light Problem!! Ulumanati Stereos, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical. 1 09-05-2009 10:53 PM
3rd brake light turned reverse light wingshooter2009 Stereos, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical. 3 07-13-2009 01:55 PM
Crazy Brake Light Problem AlmoStok Stereos, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical. 2 04-24-2009 05:10 PM
Tail Light or Brake Light Mount MCanavan Stereos, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical. 20 01-26-2006 04:48 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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 On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome