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Tailight problems i have replaced headlight switch , brakelight switch,put new socket on right side front , pulled fuse box to fint running light wire burned off, jumped this wire too the headliht switch and got the running lights to work but when brakes are on right side goes dime and hase feed back into the backup bulbs, have cleaned all grounds,and light sockets etc... when i have the running lights working this way the headlight switch starts overheating at the reostat dimmer where it turnes the dash lights up and down ? my original problem was no running lights or turnsignals

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SOURCE: replaced brakelight switch ,still no brake lights, and tailights

Check to make sure you have the correct bulb in them. Even though the parts store may have had a part number, sometimes they don't get them right. If those are correct check the relays and or the socket itself.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: shortage of backlight/tailight

I also have a Saturn L200 and there was a factory recall on the rear brake lights that I had to take into Saturn to have repaced for free. Check with your local Saturn dealer because I had to replace several lights before I was told about the recall when I called them.

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SOURCE: Right side of trailer running lights does not work

Usually one of the holes in the marker light where screw goes in, has metal contact where screw meets light, but if not, and they are not push in wire connection type from behind, then just run your white wire up through hole in housing, and bare the end & tighten it up under screw holding light to body. White should be ground, brown should be power.

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SOURCE: Had a problem with a right, amber side marker on right side

Usually one of the holes in the marker light where screw goes in, has metal contact where screw meets light, but if not, and they are not push in wire connection type from behind, then just run your white wire up through hole in housing, and bare the end & tighten it up under screw holding light to body. White should be ground, brown should be power.

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SOURCE: no brake lights. Fuse good. flashers work

check power into & out of brake switch if good then start testing wire to back untill you find a spot where you lose power

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