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Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:20 am 
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for some strange reason my rear brake lights dont want to turn on when i turn the front headlights on, i have checked the bulbs and they are fine, the brake lights work perfect when braking, however they just dont glow up when the headlights are turned on, ie night driving, so it looks like i dont have any rear brake lights on until i brake, then they turn on!

nows theres one for ya!

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:50 am 
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you've got twin filament bulbs in there i hope?

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:13 pm 
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i had that problem and it was just a bad earth.
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Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:26 pm 
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So you saying your tail lights don't work, only brake lights. Does the front parking lights work without the headlights? The parking light/tail light curcuit usually has its own fuse and is seperate to the headlight fuse. It is possible you have nothing more than a blown fuse.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:11 pm 
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if your front parkers dont work and your fuses and bulbs are good then ive got money on the switch itself.. i must have been through 6 or 7 or more of these till i decided to make my own :).. check it out.. caused many a problem for me.. with mine the cluster backlighting went out aswell.. just a thought



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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:16 pm 
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yeah thats another problem my parkers dont work anymore either. the bulbs are double filaments :D but they just decided not to work one day, ill hunt down a fuse or something, and see what i can do. im just getting a bit worried driving around night time with no rear lights on, when i see a cop i drive with my foot lightly on the brake so they light up :lol:

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:17 pm 
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also any ideas where to look for this fuse!

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:23 pm 
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:lol: im an idiot! i checked the fuse box and what would you know a blown fuse!! sorry for the waste of time post!!!!
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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:46 pm 
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No such thing as a waste of time post.

Glad we could put you on the right track.

 

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