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Rear Lights #272099 Sep 10, 9:29pm Sep 10, 9:29pm
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mastro543 OP
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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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Re: Rear Lights [Re: mastro543] #272100 Sep 10, 9:34pm Sep 10, 9:34pm
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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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Re: Rear Lights [Re: khmer215] #272101 Sep 10, 9:39pm Sep 10, 9:39pm
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yeah same exact problem...
so you think i should retrace the
wriring?


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Re: Rear Lights [Re: mastro543] #272102 Sep 10, 9:40pm Sep 10, 9:40pm
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^And what exactly did they
do to your car to make it work again


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Re: Rear Lights [Re: mastro543] #272103 Sep 10, 9:44pm Sep 10, 9:44pm
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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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Re: Rear Lights [Re: khmer215] #272104 Sep 10, 9:49pm Sep 10, 9:49pm
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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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Re: Rear Lights [Re: slidr] #272105 Sep 12, 5:18pm Sep 12, 5:18pm
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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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Re: Rear Lights [Re: mastro543] #272106 Sep 12, 5:21pm Sep 12, 5:21pm
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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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