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Bulb Failer Position Light

I Get a massage, as mentioned above, I see all light are working. I can not figure out which bulb is failed.What I need to do.

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  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    I have the same problem with my S80 (1999). None of my bulbs are out, we checked thoroughly. It happened once before and eventually just stopped on its own. This time it's been a month and it drives me crazy. You can't see your MPG, etc.

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I had a similar light in my Camry.  It usually refers to the bulbs in the rear of the car.  Brake lights, rear turn signals, tail lights, reverse lights, and license plate lights.  Check those and make sure none of them are burned out or loose.

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