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Sep 10, 9:29pm - #272099 
Rear Lights

Ok i got pulled over yesterday night
because my lights werent working for
some reason on my car. Its the regular
rear lights not the brake lights but the
lights that turn on when you turn on your
headlights, i think there called your
parking lights, i looked them up at
discount to be #168 but i cant figure out
where the actual bulb goes, I only see three
bulbs brake,turn,and reverse bulbs. Do the
brake bulbs work as the parking light? Only
when you push the brake it gives out higher wattage
hence a brighter light? confused


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Sep 10, 9:34pm - #272100 
wow dude.. that happened to me when i first got my car. anyways i took it back to the dealer. they said a wire was krimped. check here see if it the same problem

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Sep 10, 9:39pm - #272101 
yeah same exact problem...
so you think i should retrace the
wriring?


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Sep 10, 9:40pm - #272102 
^And what exactly did they
do to your car to make it work again


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Sep 10, 9:44pm - #272103 
i have no idea what they traced it to. it was a pain in the ass for them though. i remember the mechanic complaining how he has to trace each wire to the fuse. it sounds hard. they fix'd it in 3 hours. so dunno man. is ur car still under warranty?


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Sep 10, 9:49pm - #272104 
I give it a 99% chance that it's a blown fuse.

Check your fuses in the passenger side kicker panel, and look at the diagram on the inside of the piece that you take off to access the fuses, and look for any abbreviations that look like they would deal with the rear lights.

If you can't find it, then pull them all and check them.


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Sep 12, 5:18pm - #272105 
Originally Posted by slidr
I give it a 99% chance that it's a blown fuse.

Check your fuses in the passenger side kicker panel, and look at the diagram on the inside of the piece that you take off to access the fuses, and look for any abbreviations that look like they would deal with the rear lights.

If you can't find it, then pull them all and check them.

yep it was a fuse number 18 (tail).
Wonder how it shorted?


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Sep 12, 5:21pm - #272106 
Originally Posted by mastro543
Originally Posted by slidr
I give it a 99% chance that it's a blown fuse.

Check your fuses in the passenger side kicker panel, and look at the diagram on the inside of the piece that you take off to access the fuses, and look for any abbreviations that look like they would deal with the rear lights.

If you can't find it, then pull them all and check them.

yep it was a fuse number 18 (tail).
Wonder how it shorted?
Fuses are nothing but "safe guards" against wire shorting.

Electrical currents pass through them all of the time, and whenever a current higher than the fuse is rated passes through it, it will blow the fuse in order to protect your wiring from damage.


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