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khmer215 Apr 11, 2:54pm - #151292 

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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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xlilcelicagrlyx Apr 11, 3:56pm - #151293 
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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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khmer215 Apr 11, 4:50pm - #151294 

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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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anaijelly Apr 11, 5:16pm - #151295 
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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 ??
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khmer215 Apr 11, 5:19pm - #151296 

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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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VSGTS14 Apr 11, 5:23pm - #151297 

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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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Evan Apr 12, 5:31pm - #151298 

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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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khmer215 Apr 14, 2:01am - #151299 

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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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hybridcelica Apr 14, 3:24pm - #151300 
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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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DiabloGTS Apr 14, 3:42pm - #151301 

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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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Elec-FuYu Apr 14, 6:39pm - #151302 
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i thought there are 2 wires in the bulb...maybe one is blown?

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khmer215 Apr 14, 6:49pm - #151303 

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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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eastsideyodi Apr 15, 12:41am - #151304 
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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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khmer215 Apr 16, 4:25am - #151305 

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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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xmangt1 Apr 16, 8:40am - #151306 

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Veilside Apr 16, 9:26am - #151307 
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sorry can't help on that one rolleyes

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Sultan Apr 16, 9:41am - #151308 

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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



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marajade Apr 16, 11:54am - #151309 

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Sounds like a grounding problem to me...

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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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