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rear light porblem #396559 Feb 10, 1:31pm Feb 10, 1:31pm
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rear light porblem
ok last week i woke up adn my little bro "minute younger then me" tells me that my right rear light isnt working so i get pissed and go investigate so i go in the car and press the brakes and the lights work i go reverse and the lights works
so i was like ummm... seems to be working so i drive forward and and i nottice my right rear light doesnt go on but my left does. So by now i know the bulb isnt burnt bc it turns on when i go reverse and when i press the brakes. so plz can someone tell me whats wrong is it a fuse the burnt or bad wiring and also i didnt customize anything except the headlights wich was 3 months ago.

Re: rear light porblem [Re: sami] #396560 Feb 10, 2:05pm Feb 10, 2:05pm
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prob a fuse

Re: rear light porblem [Re: vcel523] #396561 Feb 10, 3:31pm Feb 10, 3:31pm
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If I'm reading this correctly, you're talking about your top most light in your rear lights. The one that comes on when the lights are on, then gets brighter when you hit the brakes. It could be a dual filament bulb, meaning that there's one filament for normal driving lights, and a second filament that lights up when you apply the brakes. Maybe one of those is blown, and still allows the other to work properly. Only one way to find out. Pull that sucker out and investigate thumbsup


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Re: rear light porblem [Re: CRBN BLU] #396562 Feb 10, 4:00pm Feb 10, 4:00pm
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im not good in cars and dont want to spend 200$ for nothing
do you know where the fuse box is?
or how i can check.
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Re: rear light porblem [Re: sami] #396563 Feb 10, 9:05pm Feb 10, 9:05pm
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The fuse box is in the passenger side footwell. There's a little panel that has to be popped off behind the center console. This will reveal the fuse box. Then, use your owner's manual and/or https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/tsb2/ARTICLE_FUSEBLOCK_DIAGRAM.pdf to locate the correct fuse. If you pull out the fuse and the little wire piece inside is broke/burnt, it's blown and you need to replace it.

I would still pull out the bulb and inspect it. This is the simplest thing to do. I still think it's a dual filament bulb, and one of the two filaments is burnt out.


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Re: rear light porblem [Re: CRBN BLU] #396564 Feb 10, 11:59pm Feb 10, 11:59pm
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Originally Posted by CRBN BLU
I would still pull out the bulb and inspect it. This is the simplest thing to do. I still think it's a dual filament bulb, and one of the two filaments is burnt out.

100% sure the problem is the bulb. The small filament is blown. -it happpened to me- Just change the bulb # 7443 ($1-$2)
https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/lights_external.html
pretty ez to do wave check your owner's manual. happywink

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Re: rear light porblem [Re: morris] #396565 Feb 11, 8:46am Feb 11, 8:46am
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Originally Posted by morris
Originally Posted by CRBN BLU
I would still pull out the bulb and inspect it. This is the simplest thing to do. I still think it's a dual filament bulb, and one of the two filaments is burnt out.

100% sure the problem is the bulb. The small filament is blown. -it happpened to me- Just change the bulb # 7443 ($1-$2)
https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/lights_external.html
pretty ez to do wave check your owner's manual. happywink


Thanks for the diagrams! I figured this too.


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Re: rear light porblem [Re: CRBN BLU] #396566 Feb 11, 8:46am Feb 11, 8:46am
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Also, if it's a fuse, NONE of the lights would work, not just one of the individual lights.


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Re: rear light porblem [Re: CRBN BLU] #396567 Feb 12, 7:21am Feb 12, 7:21am
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Definitely the bulb.

Re: rear light porblem [Re: xmangt1] #396568 Feb 12, 5:31pm Feb 12, 5:31pm
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ok thanx so much
i thought the bulb would be like 50$
ill buy a bulb this week and fix the problem
thanx again

Re: rear light porblem [Re: sami] #396569 Feb 12, 5:42pm Feb 12, 5:42pm
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yup the bulb


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Re: rear light porblem [Re: sami] #396570 Feb 12, 5:42pm Feb 12, 5:42pm
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yup the bulb...crbn blu...u a mechanic aswell?


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