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Rear 'high level' brake light bleed

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by VanillaAir_UK, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. VanillaAir_UK

    VanillaAir_UK Moderator UK and Ireland

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    Can you see your 'high level' brake light from inside the vehicle?

    We had roof glass recently replaced and had not noticed this before. Did a brake pedal reboot and whilst waiting for it to finish, noticed that I could see our brake light in our rear view mirror.

    View via rear view mirror showing brake light bleed. Its actually much more noticeable than in the photo.

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  2. Jeeves

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    Yep, one of my snags on delivery. They ‘adjusted’ the parcel shelf.
     
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  3. iSpine

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    I just emailed my SA to help me out with this
     
  4. VanillaAir_UK

    VanillaAir_UK Moderator UK and Ireland

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    I'm getting the feeling that this is not normal then?

    I might have a closer look to see if anything obvious ie a cowling that needs adjusting
     
  5. Glan gluaisne

    Glan gluaisne Supporting Member

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    IIRC, someone here had a similar problem after, I think, having window tints installed, and it turned out to be damage to a foam light shield that is intended to ensure that the light unit is sealed tight to the glass.
     
  6. s88ats

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    i thought this was normal - i had my tints done on the day of delivery and have always seen the brake lights from inside. Perhaps they damaged this "foam". Would a visit to the SC remedy this, or no cause for concern?
     
  7. boater291

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    Yes this appears on mine too - after some night driving last week I noticed in the rear view mirror. I haven't added it to my big snags list for today's SC visit but I might mention it. Not a biggie for me compared to the other issues with my car
     
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  9. Landwomble

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    I can see this very slightly, but to be honest, I actually find it quite helpful so I know when regenerative braking is illuminating the brake light.
     
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  10. iSpine

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    the car icon on the screen also illuminates the brake lights when regen braking is happening

    so cool
     
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  11. Landwomble

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    I didn't realise that! That's cool!
     
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  12. CMc1

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    It is indeed foam as per the pics. Mine was damaged during tints (along with other stuff)

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  13. CMc1

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    Also if it does bleed, the LEDs should align with the defroster lines.
     
  14. CMc1

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    Quick fix listed here for anyone interested

     
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