Welcome to Blinking Brake Lights F.A.Q.
Are Blinking Brake Lights Legal?
Laws will vary from state to state and country to country, our Blinking Brake Lights was designed to only blink your brake lights for a set amount of times and then goes solid, so other drivers would not be confused as an emergency indicator or vehicle. We have sold products to all 50 states and other countries over the past 2 years without complaints.
Are the bulbs standard size?
Blinking Brake Lights are standard size and will fit the application it is replacing.
How many bulbs will I receive?
We sell our bulbs in pairs, so you will receive two bulbs.
How much is shipping?
We offer FREE shipping anywhere in USA.
I do not live in the U.S, can you ship outside the country?
Yes, we offer a flat rate of $12.99 shipped anywhere outside of USA.
Are BBL bulbs Error Free?
For most cars, they are Error Free. However some cars will need a "resistor" installed prior to installing our BBLs.
Do the bulbs come with Warranty?
Yes, we back our BBL's with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Read more on our "RETURN POLICY" page.
My LED is not working.
There are a number of reasons why your new LED light is not working, even if you installed it properly in your vehicle.
Install the LED on another vehicle to see if it works there.
Check the fuse box on your vehicle to insure no fuses are popped.
Use alligator clamps hooked up to the car battery to test the LED.
Turn the LED 180 degrees to see if that works.
Why are my LEDs flickering?
Flickering is usually caused by what is known as cold diagnostics in your vehicle. The cold diagnostics is sending out pulses of high volts to your lights in order to discover if they are working. The high volt pulses will shorten the life of your LED bulbs, so it is best if you disable the cold diagnostic system in your vehicle.
Does my vehicle need error free LEDs?
If you own a vehicle of European origin, it is very likely that you will need error free LEDs. Vehicle manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and Range Rover are just a few examples of European vehicles that will require error free LEDs. This is because they use what is known as the CANBUS or controller area network system that monitors the lights on your vehicle.
Since LEDs draw far less power than standard OEM factory bulbs, vehicles that use the CANBUS system are fooled into thinking that the bulb is not working and create an “error” message. Error free LEDs mimic the power of a standard factory bulb, so they do not create an error message.
Although interior lights generally do not need error free LEDs, here is a list of lights that generally do;
Turn Signals & More
My LEDs are still showing an error, why is that?
If you get an error message when installing our LED bulb, do the following;
Turn off vehicle, replace LED with stock bulb and turn vehicle on and check for error messages
If the error message persists even with the stock bulb, then there may be something wrong with the electrical system of your vehicle which may need professional assistance. However, if the error message disappears when the stock bulb is replaced, then proceed to the next step.
Turn off vehicle and re-install LED insuring that the correct side of polarity is in the right position.
If the error message disappears, then simply check out the LED to insure that it works. However, if the error message persists, shut off the vehicle, lock it and make sure that the hood, trunk and all the doors are shut for 10 to 15 seconds. At that point, start up the vehicle and check for the error message.
If the error message persists, then please contact us via E-mail.
What are load resistors and load equalizers?
A load resistor or equalizer is a common auto aftermarket part for LED lights. The primary job of load resistors is to slow down the rate of electricity that passes through the circuit. A load resistor for the LED light helps mimic the flash requirements of standard factory bulbs without drawing more power. Load resistors and equalizers stop error messages, hyper-flashing and flickering of the turn signal lights and or brake lights.
However, since resistors slow down the rate of electricity, it is possible that some heat may be generated over time. For heat sensitive materials that come into contact with the load resistor, this may be a problem. This is why resistors should be attached to metal surfaces and away from plastic or wiring so that they cause no harm.