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 Post subject: break lights not working
Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:36 pm 
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just found out my break light are not working and i know they did yesterday. the fuse is not ruptured and the switch seem to be working (just replaced). i did just clean out my engine bay about 2hrs ago. could it be that?
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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:58 pm 
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check ur lights themselves, and double check the switch with a good test light or a multimeter

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:03 pm 
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also check the fuse with a multimeter , a fuse can seem ok and not blown.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:12 pm 
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na just swapped the break lamp fuse with the indicator fuse and still dont work.
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Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:20 am 
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check the bulbs themselves
also if you were abit rough you might have pulled something loose?

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:50 pm 
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na was not rough at all. checked bulbs today they are fine. the 100A fuse in the main fuse box was blown was gunna replace today but i got wrong fuse. gunna change it tomorrow. if it dont fix the prob i have a mate who is gunna help me find the prob
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 Post subject: Brake light failures
Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:19 pm 
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The most common cause of all three brake lights failing is the dreadfully designed switch on the brake pedal which wears on the pivot hole..It is a bugger to get to as you have to be double jointed to get your head and hands up under the dash..having said that, with 30mins, some cursing, a few scratches, a sore back and about $25.00 you can replace the unit yourself with just a pair of strong point nosed pliers to remove the retaining clip..watch how it comes out and off the pedal to ensure you fit the new one back correctly....Cheers barry59

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:39 am 
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founds out what the prob was. i have a switch in my fuse box to turn my break lights off and it was a wire that had come disconnected. so took the switch out and now it works. and also founds out that the last owner of the car had done a bad re wire job on the car. because the break lights are wired into the boot light. so when ya press the break the boot light comes on :)
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