How to Fix Brake Light bulb Error Code when upgrade to LEDs

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How to Fix Brake light bulb error code when upgrading to LEDs Easy step by Step

Introduction: Fix Brake Light bulb Error Code

Fix Brake Light bulb Error Code. Error code on dashboard or brake lights don’t turn on turn off are fairly common issues when brake lights are newly upgraded to LED lights. If your car experiences any of these issues,  it is due to the low power consumption that LED bulbs draw compared to stock halogen bulbs. Which means your car’s computer system believes there is a outage. To solve these problems, we suggest installing a 50 watt 6ohm load resistors in each LED brake light bulb.

Compatible Vehicles: 

50watts 6ohm universal load resistor is compatible with most vehicles. Vehicle used in our video is a 2013 Ford Focus

Tools Needed for Installation:

Flathead screwdriver and pliers

The Following Information shows step by step the installation instructions on how to install universal load resistors to Fix Brake Light bulb Error Code when upgraded to LEDs.

Step #1 Remove tail light assembly

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Step #2: Unplug the assembly from the car

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Step #3 Turn counter-clockwise to remove brake light bulb

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Step #4: Find a spot under the housing to install the resistor

Keep in mind the resistor heat sink (for an ALLA Lighting resistor, the heat sink is a Gold Yellow Metal Bar) will get very hot and is recommended to not make contact with any plastic and or wires. So mounting it in a spot (such as a metal frame)  that will not touch any wires or plastic is critical. 

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Step #5: Identify the target brake light circuit – positive and ground wires

Pro Tip: If unable to identify the wires, use a multi-meter tool or helpful online forums which can provide diagrams.
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Step #6: Unwind some of the wire to mount the resistor further down the line

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Step #7: Open one t-taps (T-crimp connectors) with a plier

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Step #8: Feed a section of the factory ground wire into the t-tap opening (that has the opening on the side) and one end of the Load resistor red wire into the remaining opening on the t-tap. Secure Connection.

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Step #9: Grab a section of the factory positive wire and feed it into another t-tap opening (that has the opening on the side) and one end of the Load resistor red wire into the remaining opening on the t-tap. Secure Connection.

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Step #10: Put the socket back into the housing and make sure there is enough wire.

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Step #12: Mount the resistor

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Step #13: Follow the same steps for the other  resistor wire

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Step #14: Replace the bulb back into the socket and insert the socket 

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Step #15: Test the lights before putting everything back

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Step #16: Install back the assembly

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Step #16: Follow prior steps to install resistor on the other side

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Check out Installation Video for step by step guidance

Congratulations!! Your installation is now complete in your 2013 Ford Focus. Fix Brake Light bulb Error Code. If you experienced any issues during your installation and unable to complete installation, please contact us for assistance. If the  LED bulbs still experience hyper-flashing, flickering, an error code issues, please contact us for assistance. 

Please feel free to contact us at service@allalighting.com for assistance. Our team of highly trained representatives will be available to assist and provide best solution. May also visit us at www.allalighting.com 

Looking for more LED upgrades for your vehicle. Check out the below bulb guide!  For your reference only. All information below is not 100% guaranteed accurate. Please check original halogen bulb size before purchasing. 

2013 Ford Focus Vehicle Information
Exterior Lights

Low Beam: Stock Bulb size # : H11for halogen stock bulbs https://allalighting.com/products/ag1-h8-h9-h11-led-headlights-conversion-kits-bulbs-6500k-xenon-white

Low Beam: Stock Bulb size # : D8S for HID headlamps https://allalighting.com/products/pk32d-base-d1s-d2s-d3s-d4s-led-bulbs-change-xenon-white

High Beam: Stock Bulb size # : H1 https://allalighting.com/products/ag1-h8-h9-h11-led-headlights-conversion-kits-bulbs-6500k-xenon-white

Fog Light: Stock Bulb size # : H11 https://allalighting.com/products/al-r-h8-h11-led-fog-lights-bulbs-replacement-drl-for-cars-trucks

Front Turn Signal Light: Stock Bulb size # : 7440 https://allalighting.com/products/7440-7443-led-reverse-signal-brake-stop-tail-lights-super-bright-12v

Front Side Marker Light: Stock Bulb size # : 168 https://allalighting.com/products/t10-168-194-led-bulbs-license-plate-interior-map-dome-trunk-lights

Rear Turn Light: Stock Bulb size # : 3157 https://allalighting.com/products/3157-3457-led-bulbs-xtreme-super-bright-lights-replacement-3156-4157

Brake Light: Stock Bulb size # : 3157 https://allalighting.com/products/3157-3457-led-bulbs-xtreme-super-bright-lights-replacement-3156-4157

Tail Light: Stock Bulb size #

Back-Up Reverse Light: Stock Bulb size # : 3157 https://allalighting.com/products/3157-3457-led-bulbs-xtreme-super-bright-lights-replacement-3156-4157

Center High Mount/ 3rd Brake Light: Stock Bulb size # : stock LED bulbs

License Plate Light:  Stock Bulb size # : stock LED bulbs

2013 Ford Focus Vehicle Information
Interior Lights

Interior Dome Light:  Stock Bulb size # : BA9S https://allalighting.com/products/ba9s-super-bright-ba9-53-57-1895-64111-led-lights-bulbs-6000k-white

Vehicle Information 
Accessories

Universal load resistor: https://allalighting.com/products/50w-6ohm-load-resistors-for-fix-led-signal-hyper-flash-error-canceler

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