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Tail lights my tail lights stopped working i got them fixxed it was a loose wire in the fuse box well two days later they stopped working again i checked the bulbs one on the left side was blowed the one on the right side wasnt i had just replaced the bulbs two days before that (they blew again) so i replaced both of them again i checked all the fuses the fuses under the hood and in the inside of the car none is blown moved all the wires around to see if that fixxed it i didnt can someone please help me i cant afford to pay someone to fix it and i have a 6 hour trip tomorrow night??? please help

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  • caitlin08 Oct 09, 2008

    i pulled all the fuses out already and looked at them to see if any were blown none were then after i done that my car wont crank up no lights at all nothing at all and the battery level is good do you know what that might be i think it is a piece of **** car thanks


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Whoever fixed them may have also put a larger fuse then it calls for in there. So more power then should be getting to them is gettin there.

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Check to make sure the power is getting through the fuse, the contacts for the fuses are really a problem in these boxes, the fuses look good but there is no contact, buy a 12 volt test light (about $6) from a parts store and test the fuses on both sides of the fuse, if you find that one side does not light up the test light, try carefully bending the fuse contacts for a tighter fit, if that doesn't work you will have to replace the entire fuse box, and that is big dollars.

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