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Flashing Brake lights

ScottD3 Apr 27, 2011

  1. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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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?
     
  2. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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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.
     
  3. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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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
     
  4. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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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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  7. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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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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  9. colicabcadam

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    nothing to do with abs at all
     
  10. Gally

    Gally New Member

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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
     
  11. FranA3

    FranA3 FMDETAILING Regional Rep Site Sponsor Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    its a new safety feature like the hazzards flashing on older cars
     

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