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Are these the 194's we're talking about here? If they are, try turning them around if you havent already. Some brands of LEDs require you to turn them around if they dont work one way. I have LEDs in my rear taillights and turn signals and never had a problem like that.
 

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I use 3157LEDs in my brake lights (due to a socket mod), and 1156's in the seperate turn signals. THe LEds I used I found at autozone. I cant think of the brand name offhand, but if I find the package in my trunk, i'll let you know. These are the only LEDs I have had no problem with, and work with the lights on or off. I tried the APC 3157 LEDs but for some odd reason, APC came up with "Chevy Only" and "Ford Only" LEds. Let alone next to nobody sells the Ford ones. Blew out a few fuses with the chevy ones. I put them in, hit the brake, my door chime started ringing, then blew the fuse. I figured a 3157 is a 3157 in any car, but leave it to APC to complicate things.

As for the 194's, I havent used any in my car. Mostly the ones I find arent wide dispurtion LEDs, only narrow beam. I dont like having just little circles of light taking up a whole lens. Altho since my tail lenses are blacked out, during the day my brake lights look like big round dots. They are a bit brighter than regular bulbs being as if they look like the same brightness with the tails tinted as opposed to untinted tails with regular bulbs. During the night, however, they just about light up the whole lens. Looks pretty cool tho.
 
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