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 Post subject: Tail/brake lights don't work when headlights are on
Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:19 pm 
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Hi guys,

Like the description says, when I have my headlights on the tail and brake lights don't come on, but when I have the headlights off, the brake lights work fine. Does any one know what the problem might be? Driving a 2001 au xr6..

Any help would be awesome!
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 Post subject: Re: Tail/brake lights don't work when headlights are on
Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:10 pm 
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weird stuff like that will happen when you have the wrong globes in your tail lights.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Tail/brake lights don't work when headlights are on
Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:16 pm 
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EAfalconS wrote:
weird stuff like that will happen when you have the wrong globes in your tail lights.

+1 Id put in those LED stop tails in mine and when I indicated right the tail lights would turn on. Try the globes and work back.
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 Post subject: Re: Tail/brake lights don't work when headlights are on
Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:06 pm 
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EAfalconS wrote:
weird stuff like that will happen when you have the wrong globes in your tail lights.



yeah or wrong way around....
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 Post subject: Re: Tail/brake lights don't work when headlights are on
Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:00 pm 
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Mad2 wrote:
EAfalconS wrote:
weird stuff like that will happen when you have the wrong globes in your tail lights.


yeah or wrong way around....


Bit hard to put them in wrong way round. Have a close look at the pins on the side of a Brake/Parklight Globe. Pins on the side are offset.
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 Post subject: Re: Tail/brake lights don't work when headlights are on
Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:59 pm 
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no earth to rear lights will cause brakelights to pick up earth thru front park & dash lights when lights are OFF but wont operate with lights on because system is supplying power to both stop & tail light wires-
repair or run earth to globe holders and recheck
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 Post subject: Re: Tail/brake lights don't work when headlights are on
Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:19 pm 
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SWC wrote:
Mad2 wrote:
EAfalconS wrote:
weird stuff like that will happen when you have the wrong globes in your tail lights.


yeah or wrong way around....


Bit hard to put them in wrong way round. Have a close look at the pins on the side of a Brake/Parklight Globe. Pins on the side are offset.



i KNOW they are offset :roll:

but someone will ALWAYS try ta put em in what eva way..... they fit - i have found em that way!!
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