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Tail lights electrical problem

When the headlights are on the tail lights do not work at all. The interior, side lights, break lights, turn signals, and reverse lights all work correctly.

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On the 1997 Chrysler Town & Country LX, 3.3Litre, the tail lights don't work. The break lights work, the turn signal works also. It's not the light bulb.


All three of your lights on the rear are ran separately. The tail lights are ran with headlight switch the brake lights off the break sensor the turn signals are ran from arm switch and then there are relays as well. Electrical issues are a real pain to track. However that's not abnormal have 2 of the 3 working when theres a bad relay or short in the wire

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The dash and tail lights are on two different circuits, and the brake and turn signals are on different circuits, so at least 4 circuits total.
I would start at the headlight switch and check for power on the first two issues.

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I have 89 bronco 2 my brake lights turn signals both work my tail lights don't work have check fuse n blubs what might be the problem


The turn signals and brake lights use the same circuit and filament in the bulbs. The tail lights are on the other circuit which comes from the headlight switch.
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The tail lights do not work. The headlights, blinkers, and brake lights work. I checked the fuses and they are all good.


It can be faulty tail light bulb or its issue with tail light control switch or its wiring's are short.

Check the voltage at fuse slot of tail light.Do you receive 12 volt there.If not,then it says tail light switch is not receiving power supply.


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2008 Toyota RAV4: Replace Tail light Lens Cover?


http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/2008-toyota-rav4-replace-tail-light.html
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2003 Chevrolet S10 Tail light Fuse http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/11/2003-chevrolet-s10-tail-light-fuse.html
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---------- Car Tail Lights Not Working?

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Tail light doesnt turn on with headlights but works fine as a break light and turn signal, why?


in the rear lights you may have two bulbs one is the turn signal the other one is stop light / tail light the stop light / tail light has two filaments, one for the stop light (21 watt) & one for the tail light (5 watt) it is possible that the tail light filament is blown, try replacing the bulb to see if that fixes the problem,also check all the fuses as well.......hope this helps......cheers.

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Interior dash out, tail lights and running light out, is this a fuse? where is it? Signals and brake lights work but blow fuses when it rains


No interior dash lights and no tail lights on a GM usually means it's time for a new headlight switch. To check the fuse, it's in the middle of the fuse box marked instrument cluster. If the fuse is good, buy the switch. Lights blowing fuses means you either have a bare wire running down the driver's side of the truck or up into the tail light assemblies. There is also a plug in under the box on the driver's side near the bumper that may be getting wet. Hope this helps.

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