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Electrical Prob w/ Tail lights? #151292 Apr 11, 6:54am Apr 11, 6:54am
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Electrical Prob w/ Tail lights?
I just have a GT 2004 .(MICA Blue). So anyways yesterday i got pulled over by a cop. They told me that my tail lights were not working. But when i step on the brakes. It lights up. Im thinking its the fuse. But why would the brake lights go on if the fuse is bad. It cant be the bulbs. Can anyone help?


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Re: Electrical Prob w/ Tail lights? [Re: khmer215] #151293 Apr 11, 7:56am Apr 11, 7:56am
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check to make sure none of the wires are pinched btwn the lens and the frame of the car. the same thing happened to me~

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Re: Electrical Prob w/ Tail lights? [Re: khmer215] #151294 Apr 11, 8:50am Apr 11, 8:50am
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no wires are pinched. Why would just the brakes lights work
and not the tail lights? This really sucks. I'd hate to take to the dealer for something stupid. I think its some kind of electrical prob. does anyone else have any suggestions?


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Re: Electrical Prob w/ Tail lights? [Re: khmer215] #151295 Apr 11, 9:16am Apr 11, 9:16am
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Its not the fuse fuses dont magically fix them selves if there blown there blown . Maybe the cop was messing with you ??

Re: Electrical Prob w/ Tail lights? [Re: khmer215] #151296 Apr 11, 9:19am Apr 11, 9:19am
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nah the cop ask me to take a look for myself, and i did. They dont work.


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Re: Electrical Prob w/ Tail lights? [Re: khmer215] #151297 Apr 11, 9:23am Apr 11, 9:23am
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so what doesn't work??
the brake lights work right? but the turn and the on lights don't work?


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Re: Electrical Prob w/ Tail lights? [Re: VSGTS14] #151298 Apr 12, 9:31am Apr 12, 9:31am
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
so what doesn't work??
the brake lights work right? but the turn and the on lights don't work?


the tail lights don't work.. you know, when you turn on the lights and your "brake" light bulbs light up, but dimmer than when you actually step on the brake.


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Re: Electrical Prob w/ Tail lights? [Re: khmer215] #151299 Apr 13, 6:01pm Apr 13, 6:01pm
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I was looking at the electrical diagram when i seen the Taillight control Relay.
https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/tsb2/ARTICLE_FUSEBLOCK_DIAGRAM.pdf

Can the tailight control relay cause the tail light to not light up? I really cant check now its raining hard as hell.

can someone help??


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Re: Electrical Prob w/ Tail lights? [Re: khmer215] #151300 Apr 14, 7:24am Apr 14, 7:24am
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have someone check the bulbs,then check the wire thats going to the bulb,if you put one side of a 12 volt meter to ground,and put the other end on the wire going to the bulb,it should read 12volts when you click the lights switch once.
check to see if your side markers are coming on as well(orange light on bumper)and the two lights thats above the License Plate.
after you have determined that there is no voltage,you can work your way back to the relay.


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Re: Electrical Prob w/ Tail lights? [Re: khmer215] #151301 Apr 14, 7:42am Apr 14, 7:42am
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If you need one of those relays, I bought one and it didn't fix my problem, I'll be glad to sell it to you.

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Re: Electrical Prob w/ Tail lights? [Re: khmer215] #151302 Apr 14, 10:39am Apr 14, 10:39am
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i thought there are 2 wires in the bulb...maybe one is blown?


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Re: Electrical Prob w/ Tail lights? [Re: khmer215] #151303 Apr 14, 10:49am Apr 14, 10:49am
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how can that be? when i step on my brakes, both the tail lights light up fine. The lights above the plates also lights up. When i put the gear into reverse the white light comes one. Everything else is fine. except the tail lights. Are there different wires that connects to the same bulb? how are the signals being sent to the tail lights?

Oh yeah i dont need to buy a new relay. my car is still under warranty. i just dont want to go to the dealer for something minor.


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Re: Electrical Prob w/ Tail lights? [Re: khmer215] #151304 Apr 14, 4:41pm Apr 14, 4:41pm
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that light bulb has a double filament inside it, which means it may have a common ground but different power source, which again means two different electrical system. but if you want to go through the hassle of diagnosing it eventhough your car is probably still under warranty. you would need a probe light, and start looking for power, and double check the ground too thumbsuphope this would help.

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just got my car fixed today. everything was under warranty. ( had to argue wit the dealer ship because they said it was the after market tail lights that caused the prob. i told him that i didnt use any new bulbs. all i did was took off the stock tail lights and replace them with the after market ones. I used the same bulbs.) The guy working on it said that some wires were messed up. Nothing i did though... He had to retrace all of the wires back to the fuse to find out what was wrong with it. Glad have my lights fixed...

Now next step.. Tint, Body kit or Intake? i have rims, n the s2000 antenna.

pics of my car here... http://home.comcast.net/~khmaizone/celica_04/images/DSC00030copy1.jpg


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Re: Electrical Prob w/ Tail lights? [Re: khmer215] #151306 Apr 16, 12:40am Apr 16, 12:40am
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Re: Electrical Prob w/ Tail lights? [Re: khmer215] #151307 Apr 16, 1:26am Apr 16, 1:26am
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sorry can't help on that one rolleyes


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Re: Electrical Prob w/ Tail lights? [Re: khmer215] #151308 Apr 16, 1:41am Apr 16, 1:41am
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Originally Posted by khmer215
just got my car fixed today. everything was under warranty. ( had to argue wit the dealer ship because they said it was the after market tail lights that caused the prob. i told him that i didnt use any new bulbs. all i did was took off the stock tail lights and replace them with the after market ones. I used the same bulbs.) The guy working on it said that some wires were messed up. Nothing i did though... He had to retrace all of the wires back to the fuse to find out what was wrong with it. Glad have my lights fixed...

Now next step.. Tint, Body kit or Intake? i have rims, n the s2000 antenna.

pics of my car here... http://home.comcast.net/~khmaizone/celica_04/images/DSC00030copy1.jpg



Intake...

Re: Electrical Prob w/ Tail lights? [Re: khmer215] #151309 Apr 16, 3:54am Apr 16, 3:54am
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Sounds like a grounding problem to me...


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Re: Electrical Prob w/ Tail lights? [Re: khmer215] #450859 Nov 23, 4:29pm Nov 23, 4:29pm
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Dude, I got the same exact problem !
do you remember what was the exact prob? I mean how did the mechanic sort it out? I dont have the car under warranty and I dont wanna spend a lot for this !
Thank You.

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