Originally Posted by Dave23703
I've had my Insight now for over two years. The right side tail light assembly had a few of the LED's from the brake light go out. I thought it was just a random thing and the dealership replaced the part under warranty.
About 8 months later, the same exact bulbs on the driver side tail light assembly aren't working. This time I'm out of the warranty and I'll be damned if I spend 200 bucks for a new assembly for a few LED's.
Can someone first tell me:
1) am I the only one who is having this problem?
2) If someone else is having this problem, which LED's are going out? (my outer edge bulbs stopped working)
3) does anyone have the exploded view of the assembly, replacement parts, instructions or fixes? I will probably disassemble the unit and find out exactly what part has become defective.
The LED tail-lights need to provide a minimum load on the electrical system for them to work.
One solution is to add a load resistor across the LED bulbs, from the 12V to ground to make the car think that there is an incandescent bulb still attached.
There is a post from about one year ago that discusses this very same topic.
I have LED lights as well, but put enough on each side of the car to meet the minimum threshold.