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Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:38 pm 
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ok realised what the police booked me on the brake light side of things!!
when i have my head lights on and i brake, my right hand side globe stops working all together when i take my foot back off the pedal the light turns back on, but when i dont have the head lights on and i press the brake the lights turn on and it works fine?????
anybody heard or knopw what the hell has happened, i have replaced the globe twice so i dont think its the globe.
cheers dave

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:55 pm 
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short in the wiring at the tail light, have a look for corrosion or cut wire, possibly overheated and melted the insulation?
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Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:57 pm 
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park lights go out when you apply the brake..

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:03 pm 
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sexyr6 wrote:
park lights go out when you apply the brake..
nah the whole globe turns off when the brakes are applies when at night and i have the lights on, but during the day when the lights arent on it works fine

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:10 pm 
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Go outside now and press your foot on the brake without the parkers or headlights on, if the dash lights illuminate check to see if your front parkers go on.

If so, chances are you have the wrong globe in the brakes.

or

as stated a dodgey earth or connection.

I'd be removing the globes WDing the connections and replacing all globes for a measilly $10 and enjoying the evenness of light lumens!

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:20 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
Go outside now and press your foot on the brake without the parkers or headlights on, if the dash lights illuminate check to see if your front parkers go on.

If so, chances are you have the wrong globe in the brakes.

or

as stated a dodgey earth or connection.

I'd be removing the globes WDing the connections and replacing all globes for a measilly $10 and enjoying the evenness of light lumens!
ok nah they didnt turn on so yeh hopefully a fautly connection haha cheers guys

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:03 pm 
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check the bulb holder. i had the problem, the holder had a crack in it so it wasnt contacting correctly. superglued it back togeather all sweet now

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:12 pm 
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Gaz wrote:
check the bulb holder. i had the problem, the holder had a crack in it so it wasnt contacting correctly. superglued it back togeather all sweet now
ill have to see about superglueing it, if it has cracked or anything like that ill just replace it, haha another trip to pick n payless

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:10 pm 
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I had same or similar prob with my ef rear brake lights.
Changed bulbs several times still had pob,so but a genuine ford bulb in
and it worked fine ,and has so ever since,dont ask me why they all looked the same to me ,but it worked. :roll:
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Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:10 pm 
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i have had same problem with my EF and found can b e one of two things one bad earth or two corrosion in the globe holder best solution is to replace tail light loom as it will fix either problem and its cheap and easy to do

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:11 pm 
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i have had same problem with my EF and found can b e one of two things one bad earth or two corrosion in the globe holder best solution is to replace tail light loom as it will fix either problem and its cheap and easy to do

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:13 pm 
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ok figured out what i was, it was the globe holder, i riggled the globe and it worked so i got a globe holder from pick n payless and soldered it on and alls sweet.[/quote]

 

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