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I have a smoked Recon LED third brake light. I noticed one day when my girlfriend was driving it that the light stays on while driving down the road, basically when the truck is in drive. Not the brake light, but the cargo light. Is this normal? I honestly don't remember the factory 3rd brake light staying on when the truck was in drive. Thanks for any help.
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Not normal, if your cargo light is on turn it off. On my Sport it is just below the headlight switch I believe.
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Not normal, if your cargo light is on turn it off. On my Sport it is just below the headlight switch I believe.
The cargo light is not on, I checked that first thing. The cargo light isn't on when the truck is in park, but it is on when the truck is in drive. (This is with the head lights and tail lights on of course)
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Talked with a guy from gorecon.com and he said dodges need a 50w 6ohm resistor tapped in. Does that sound right to anyone? If so, why wouldn't it come as needed since I ordered it specifically for a dodge?
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I had the same problem with the cargo light staying on dim while driving. Recon said to get a 6 ohm - 50 watt resistor which i got off of ebay for next to nothing. Wired one end up to the positive wire of the cargo light and the other end i grounded to the body inside the brake light cavity. The positive wire for my cargo light was the white wire on the brake light which plugs into the white wire with a tan colored stripe from the truck. All is good now. Used some silicone and mounted the resistor out of the way in the top of the cavity. Hope this helps anyone who is having this problem.
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I had the same problem with the cargo light staying on dim while driving. Recon said to get a 6 ohm - 50 watt resistor which i got off of ebay for next to nothing. Wired one end up to the positive wire of the cargo light and the other end i grounded to the body inside the brake light cavity. The positive wire for my cargo light was the white wire on the brake light which plugs into the white wire with a tan colored stripe from the truck. All is good now. Used some silicone and mounted the resistor out of the way in the top of the cavity. Hope this helps anyone who is having this problem.
Alright well I guess that's what I'll have to do if I want it to stay off while driving. Thanks for the info GAltima!
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My buddy just bought the 3rd brake light from Recon, this one came with a resistor already soldered on. However, the cargo lights still stay on for 15-20 minutes... He's contacting Recon tomorrow, but any suggestions?
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I had the same problem with the cargo light staying on dim while driving. Recon said to get a 6 ohm - 50 watt resistor which i got off of ebay for next to nothing. Wired one end up to the positive wire of the cargo light and the other end i grounded to the body inside the brake light cavity. The positive wire for my cargo light was the white wire on the brake light which plugs into the white wire with a tan colored stripe from the truck. All is good now. Used some silicone and mounted the resistor out of the way in the top of the cavity. Hope this helps anyone who is having this problem.
Finally got around to getting me a resistor and decided to try to wire it in but not sure how. GAltima, my wires don't look like you described. The white wire from my recon light connects to a tan wire with a reddish stripe which comes from the truck. So which wire do I use and where do I splice into it at?
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