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Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 8:20 pm 
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I have a problem with my tail lights, they work but they dont :roll: My problem is that they dont work when I brake. But they work when my headlights are on(as in parkers)
I have checked the fuses they seem to be all ok. I recently replaced a globe in the tail lights for the brakes so don't think its that. Any ideas???

 

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Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 8:23 pm 
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Brake light switch? - On the brake pedal. That would be the next logical stop.
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Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 8:51 pm 
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au man wrote:
I have a problem with my tail lights, they work but they dont :roll: My problem is that they dont work when I brake. But they work when my headlights are on(as in parkers)
I have checked the fuses they seem to be all ok. I recently replaced a globe in the tail lights for the brakes so don't think its that. Any ideas???



your brake/ tail light globe has been put in the wrong way, reverse the position you put the globe in........

 

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 Post subject: Re: Au tail lights
Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:03 pm 
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I have a problem with my tail lights, they work but they dont :roll: My problem is that they dont work when I brake. But they work when my headlights are on(as in parkers)
I have checked the fuses they seem to be all ok. I recently replaced a globe in the tail lights for the brakes so don't think its that. Any ideas???



your brake/ tail light globe has been put in the wrong way, reverse the position you put the globe in........


Well umm i changed them about 2 months ago not a problem until now, and i only changed one of them.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Au tail lights
Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:04 pm 
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even if you put the globes in backwards they'll still work. Im still betting on the brake switch - its a very common failure
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Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:19 pm 
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brake switch !
98.65% sure
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 Post subject: Re: Au tail lights
Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:49 pm 
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Kenay wrote:
brake switch !
98.65% sure


huh whats that? and how to i fix it

 

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 Post subject: Re: Au tail lights
Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 10:45 pm 
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au man wrote:
EL__Fairmont wrote:
au man wrote:
I have a problem with my tail lights, they work but they dont :roll: My problem is that they dont work when I brake. But they work when my headlights are on(as in parkers)
I have checked the fuses they seem to be all ok. I recently replaced a globe in the tail lights for the brakes so don't think its that. Any ideas???



your brake/ tail light globe has been put in the wrong way, reverse the position you put the globe in........


Well umm i changed them about 2 months ago not a problem until now, and i only changed one of them.


Well when you send recently, I gathered it was a day or 2 before the fault appeared, my fault.

Your Brake light switch sits on the top of the brake pedal shaft, there easy too replace takes about 20mins(replaced one in my brother in-laws EF falcon work car about 3 months ago). Cost is about $40.

I would also check the earth cable in the wiring harness in the boot before you buy a new brake switch.

Cheers.............

 

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 Post subject: Re: Au tail lights
Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 12:48 pm 
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Turns out it was the brake light switch, went to ford grabbed one and fitted it problem solved. Easy enough to do just pain in the a** cause there isnt much room to work with. Thanks for the help people much appreciate it :)

 

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