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Old 05-13-2015, 10:41 PM   #11
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On a side note, here's an interesting thing to keep in mind when adding or upgrading to LED brake lights. On a lot of tow vehicles and RV's, the torque converter locks automatically and unlocks when it senses a voltage draw on the brake light circuit. Since LED bulbs have such a small power draw, there's not enough there to tell the transmission you're stopping. This can result in the torque converter staying locked and wreaking havoc on your expensive transmission! There's a quick and easy solution to the issue, though. When you install the LED bulbs for the brake lights, wire a single incandescent bulb somewhere in the same circuit, most likely up under the dash just off the brake pedal switch. To keep it from looking strange, you can wrap it in electrical tape to shut off the light from the bulb. This will provide enough of a power draw to allow your transmission to sense the vehicle braking and unlock the torque converter. Good luck - hope this helps someone out down the road!

More specifics please, GM, Ford, Dodge or all? Certain years or??
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Old 05-13-2015, 11:17 PM   #12
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You are correct that there is no problem now. A single incandescent bulb anywhere in the braking circuit will do the trick. If you decide to upgrade to all LED's in the future, just wire in the extra incandescent bulb like I mentioned and you'll be good.
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Or, just get a t/s flasher for led's..... (If the tv also gets them...or they'll hyper-flash.
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Old 06-18-2015, 01:17 PM   #14
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If you buy AUTOMOTIVE LEDs for you brake lights, you do not need to add a bulb. They have a correction for the low draw of the LED. Watch for this wen changing lighting inside your RV or you do not get the full benifit of the lower LED power usage.
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Torque converter...

Seriously . .?????
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