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 Post subject: Brakes turn lights on??
Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:36 pm 
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hey guys ive had some issues with lights lately anyway i put a few globes in the tail lights in the rear because one wasnt working(only worked when i braked) and now they work but when the lights are off i push the brake in and it turns the light on?
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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:58 pm 
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EDCoonsta wrote:
hey guys ive had some issues with lights lately anyway i put a few globes in the tail lights in the rear because one wasnt working(only worked when i braked) and now they work but when the lights are off i push the brake in and it turns the light on?


so when you brake it turns your tail lights on?

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:36 pm 
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yep and headlights, lights on dash ect..
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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:56 pm 
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EDCoonsta wrote:
yep and headlights, lights on dash ect..


sounds like a short or a crossed wire somewhere, have you checked all the fuses and such? probly sounds stupid but i had a similar issue in my mrs vt, turns out it was a fuse blown.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:08 pm 
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yea the hazzard light fuse blown il replace it and try
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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:11 pm 
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it sounds you have a earth short somewhere or there has been some rewiring done incorrectly.

Have you fiddled with any wires as of late?

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:14 pm 
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just replace the brake light globes.
you've put the wrong ones in.

you need 5/21watt twin filament globes,

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:16 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
just replace the brake light globes.
you've put the wrong ones in.

you need 5/21watt twin filament globes,


didnt think of this, but highly likely!

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:38 pm 
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trust me, its the reason.

He's feeding back 12 volts into the parker circuit.

Putting a parker/indicator globes in by mistake connects the lead contacts inside the holder and creates a closed loop.
Also their cruise control will not work when the parkers/headlights are on.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:48 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
trust me, its the reason.

He's feeding back 12 volts into the parker circuit.

Putting a parker/indicator globes in by mistake connects the lead contacts inside the holder and creates a closed loop.
Also their cruise control will not work when the parkers/headlights are on.

and-yea the hazzard light fuse blown il replace it and try

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:56 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
just replace the brake light globes.
you've put the wrong ones in.

you need 5/21watt twin filament globes,


was gunna say that. probably put a single filament globe in

 

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Krytox wrote:
Also their cruise control will not work when the parkers/headlights are on.


so cruise cant be used at all with headlights on? sorry if it sounds dumb, just curious to know.

 

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+1 for krytox eaisy mistake to make and thankfully just as eaisy to fix
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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:15 pm 
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Chargd wrote:
Krytox wrote:
Also their cruise control will not work when the parkers/headlights are on.


so cruise cant be used at all with headlights on? sorry if it sounds dumb, just curious to know.



Cruise in a and EF/EL will work day or night.

In this case, the cruise will work, but when they turn on the lights, the cruise will disengage as the module thinks the brakes have been applied.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:16 am 
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Krytox wrote:
Chargd wrote:
Krytox wrote:
Also their cruise control will not work when the parkers/headlights are on.


so cruise cant be used at all with headlights on? sorry if it sounds dumb, just curious to know.



Cruise in a and EF/EL will work day or night.

In this case, the cruise will work, but when they turn on the lights, the cruise will disengage as the module thinks the brakes have been applied.

Ahh fair enough, thanks.

 

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