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Feb 10, 2:31pm - #396559 
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.

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Feb 10, 3:05pm - #396560 
prob a fuse

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Feb 10, 4:31pm - #396561 
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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Feb 10, 5:00pm - #396562 
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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Feb 10, 10:05pm - #396563 
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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Feb 11, 12:59am - #396564 
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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Feb 11, 9:46am - #396565 
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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Feb 11, 9:46am - #396566 
Also, if it's a fuse, NONE of the lights would work, not just one of the individual lights.


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Feb 12, 8:21am - #396567 
Definitely the bulb.

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Feb 12, 6:31pm - #396568 
ok thanx so much
i thought the bulb would be like 50$
ill buy a bulb this week and fix the problem
thanx again

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Feb 12, 6:42pm - #396569 
yup the bulb


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Feb 12, 6:42pm - #396570 
yup the bulb...crbn blu...u a mechanic aswell?


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