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LED tail lights made T/C and Cruise control die?

greggy85

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I have installed Stop/tail and indicator LED's in my VZ and its killed the T/c and Cruise con.... its quite strange though as it seems only to be the parkers doing it, if i start the car with no lights on all is fine, if i have my foot on the brake all is fine, if i turn on parkers or headlights with foot on brake all is fine, if i take my foot off the brake while head lights or parkers are on it trips off traction control and cruise control..
This has me way too confused, I just don't understand how that could have caused this??? if anything i would have expected the brake lights or indicators to do it not the parkers????

Any idea's folks?? :bang: :cry:
 

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the cruise and t/c needs the load from the normal globes to work. now that you;ve got leds in there, that load is gone. you will need to add a load resistor to the brake circuit before it will work properly again.
 

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the cruise and t/c needs the load from the normal globes to work. now that you;ve got leds in there, that load is gone. you will need to add a load resistor to the brake circuit before it will work properly again.
Yep correct, the system needs to see the current to work.
 

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makes sense.. cheers guys. Had me a touch worried for a while that id cooked something, im terrible with electronics!
 

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Do you just cut the brake wire and retire the resistor in?
 
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