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Rear tail lights won't go on

I have a 1985 Honda Accord, the car is in great shape. Recently with the weather getting colder I noticed that my dash board lights don't go on right away and the car had to warm up for the lights to go on.

Come to find out, the rear tail lights don't work either, when I turn the lights on, I have no dashboard lights and no tail lights. When I run the car for some time and it heats up ince and warm, the dashboard lights go on and with that my tail lights.

When I have no tail/dashboard lights, my blinkers and breaks work just fine, I have headlights and interior lights when I open the door. The problem seams to be tied with my dashboard and tail lights and is intermitten.

Any suggestions are truly appreciated.

Thank you

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    maryanne Dec 05, 2013

    I have the same problem with my kia spectra 2004. Someone suggested a fuse or moisture getting in the dahboard and the heat dries it out thats why they come on after awhile. I'm looking for more suggestions.



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Sounds like dampness is getting in somewhere around the dash board and is causing a short.when it heats up it dries out

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