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 Post subject: BA Tail Lights / Taillights
Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:35 pm 
Parts Gopher
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Howdy! :)

I just bought a set of the cool chrome altezza style tail lights for my BA XR6, looks nice.
I've noticed however, when the parker lights are on, both filaments on the brake globe light up. This happens with the standard set of lights as well after I did some testing.

Another thing I noticed is when the brake is applied, the filaments get brighter.... I thought the second filament was only supposed to light up when the brake was applied?

I haven't tested it at night time, so I don't know how dramatic the difference is.
I've had the car for like 6 months now and no one has said anything so if it's not working properly

Seems a little strange is all!

- but I'm no auto electrician lol
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 Post subject: Re: BA Tail Lights / Taillights
Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:20 pm 
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are the globes in back to front? from memory there should be offset side pins on them
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 Post subject: Re: BA Tail Lights / Taillights
Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:36 pm 
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Nope... I did notice the offset pins... they are around the right way.
Maybe it's normal :/ I'll have to test it in the night to see if there's much difference.

I had to look directly at the filaments to tell what they were doing during the day (outside of the taillight assembly).
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 Post subject: Re: BA Tail Lights / Taillights
Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:18 pm 
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filaments of globes should come on seperate -most likely earth fault causing back feed run seperate earth to side of globe on both sides to confirm
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 Post subject: Re: BA Tail Lights / Taillights
Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:06 am 
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Ok I will try it out when I get the chance :)
I'll let you know with results!

Cheers!
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 Post subject: Re: BA Tail Lights / Taillights
Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:07 am 
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Is it generally hard to fix if that's what is is?
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