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Flashing Brake lights

Discussion in 'General Automotive Chat' started by ScottD3, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics
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    I've sat behind a couple of new cars recently and noticed that their brake lights was flashing.
    At first I thought it was a faulty switch and thought nothing of it but i've started to notice more and more are doing it.

    Is this a new thing they all new cars should have flashing brake lights or are they all broken?
     
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  3. jojo

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    Are they usually the LED type rear brakes that you see flashing? If so, it's the ABS kicking in! A lot of modern cars have flashing rear brake lights to warn the drivers behind.
     
  4. ScottD3

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    The lights are LED but I doubt very much its the ABS kicking it.
    They was doing less than 30MPG and it was happening all the time.

    I know they have started flashing when breaking hard or ABS is kicking it in but this was every time.

    It could be broken, it was a vauxhal and a ford. lol
     
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    Well there you go, who cares? lol


    I think it's broke personally.
     
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    On my car I car have it so that the hazard lights flash if I brake hard, as a warning to other cars.
    This sounds like a variation of that to me.

    So it's either that or your were behind someone with a leg twitch.
     
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  8. ScottD3

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    Its just bloody annoying for me.
    Red flashing light and my eyes are drawn to them.
    Like any flashing light really.

    I guess thats half the point.
     
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    nothing to do with abs at all
     
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    I've seen plenty of the new vauxhall's doing this but not seen anything else with it yet..... Looks mighty weird, and knowing vauxhall it'll be a fault
     
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    its a new safety feature like the hazzards flashing on older cars
     

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