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Hey guys, so I just installed some tail lights. Came back to the car a few hours later and noticed the led brake lights we were slightly lit up even though the car was off. I disconnected battery to check if it was just reflection or something but there is definitely a difference. Any idea what the issue could be?

 

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Sounds like the circuit is in some way bridged with another circuit. Pull your 'Stop Lamp' fuse and check it again, then start pulling other fuses and checking whether they turn off, with the exception of the Airbag fuse (for obvious reason it's best to avoid messing with the airbags where possible). It could be that some other device like a car alarm is connected to the park lamps such that it's actually feeding power back to it, and the low current is enough for the LEDs to activate where the regular bulbs would do virtually nothing.

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Sounds like the circuit is in some way bridged with another circuit. Pull your 'Stop Lamp' fuse and check it again, then start pulling other fuses and checking whether they turn off, with the exception of the Airbag fuse (for obvious reason it's best to avoid messing with the airbags where possible). It could be that some other device like a car alarm is connected to the park lamps such that it's actually feeding power back to it, and the low current is enough for the LEDs to activate where the regular bulbs would do virtually nothing.

 

Ive pulled the "stop lamp" fuse and they turned off completely. The car had an alarm installed as some point but at the moment is not connected, the wiring is still there however. Could it be something to do with the alarm wiring?

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The only real way to diagnose that would be further troubleshooting really.

 

You could try replacing the Stop Lamp fuse with another, give the spot a clean also.. Ive never seen this happen personally ! Rather od.

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