Fordmods Logo

EF brake and reverse lights faulty. 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 8 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: EF brake and reverse lights faulty.
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:09 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 53

Posts: 115

Joined: 9th Nov 2008

Location: SYDNEY
NSW, Australia

I seem to have a few electrical gremlins residing in my tail lights, the brake lights dont work unless the headlights are on, then they are fully lit??? also the reverse lights are not lighting when reverse is engaged. is this a common problem with ef's and all globes are good.

 

_________________

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF brake and reverse lights faulty.
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:24 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 26

Posts: 399

Joined: 19th Dec 2008

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: '62 mercury/au xr6/zh 'lane

Location: Ballarat
VIC, Australia

Green Eyed Monster. wrote:
I seem to have a few electrical gremlins residing in my tail lights, the brake lights dont work unless the headlights are on, then they are fully lit??? also the reverse lights are not lighting when reverse is engaged. is this a common problem with ef's and all globes are good.

Checked the fuses?

 

_________________

How many bears could Bear Grylls grill if Bear Grylls could grill bears?

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF brake and reverse lights faulty.
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:42 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 53

Posts: 115

Joined: 9th Nov 2008

Location: SYDNEY
NSW, Australia

fuses are both good. i noticed when the shifter went from park to reverse the reverse light did flash on then off briefly.

 

_________________

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF brake and reverse lights faulty.
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:01 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 97

Joined: 30th Oct 2008

Ride: BA mk2 XR6 turbo 6 speed manual

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

mate mine was doing a similar thing, i just changed the looms

 

_________________

Live for Nothing.
Die for Something.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF brake and reverse lights faulty.
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:19 am 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 53

Posts: 115

Joined: 9th Nov 2008

Location: SYDNEY
NSW, Australia

efmontyi6 wrote:
mate mine was doing a similar thing, i just changed the looms



what loom did you change?

 

_________________

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF brake and reverse lights faulty.
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:43 am 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 97

Joined: 30th Oct 2008

Ride: BA mk2 XR6 turbo 6 speed manual

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

ahh sorry dude wasnt being to specific.... its the one that holds ur bulbs in the taillight assembly

 

_________________

Live for Nothing.
Die for Something.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF brake and reverse lights faulty.
Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:06 am 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 53

Posts: 115

Joined: 9th Nov 2008

Location: SYDNEY
NSW, Australia

Well it seems I dont have to replace the loom after all. I found the parcel tray brake light had a broken globe and when it was replaced the brake lights began to function.

the reverse lights do work but only when the shifter is at a point in between reverse and nuetral, does that mean the shifter has wear and can it be adjusted?

gem.

 

_________________

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF brake and reverse lights faulty.
Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:27 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline

Posts: 258

Joined: 30th Dec 2007

Location: cairns
QLD, Australia

Yes you can adjust it ,2x8 mm bolts hold the neutral switch in place.Loosen and turn / adjust and make sure you have someone watching.You may have to adjust it a couple of times because the switch also controls your start circuit.You can try putting it in reverse and adjusting the switch to suit and make sure it still starts in neutral/park.If it doesn't adjust then it is time for a new switch which is about $90 from ford or a second hand and do all the adjustments again.It is easier than it sounds esp. with a helper.Cheers Kevman
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 8 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:42 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names