Rear lights will nt shut down when I turn my vehicle off
The rear lights will not shut down when I turn my vehicle off. The front globes shut down after a long delay but the rear lights will not shut down at all.I've had to disconnect the battery to get them to shut down.
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your problem is either Light switch, broken wire from switch or from the fuse box or broken wires from switch to rear end which should run down 1 side of car coming from front to rear via in sill [thats in the side by the seats in side under the carpet either side] or it could be a earth wire broken so remove the rear light cover and turn on the rear light and touch a wire from any metal service to globe holder if it lights the globe then fir a wire to any light to earth and every thing should work.
To replace the front parklight globe on a vt commodore can be a little tricky.
1.turn the lights on to see which 1 is inoperative once you know turn lights off.
3.go to side that is inoperative and on the back of the headlight you will see a round large plastic cover turn this to release it.
4.under the headlight globe there will be 2 wires flow these to the park globe socket gently twist and pull it out.
5.once the sockets out and you can see the globe ,pull the globe out of socket.
6.push new globe into socket
7.refit the socket in headlight
8.refit all trims
9.turn lights on make sure new globe is work..
are you sure that you put the right bulb in? Some of these bulbs look very similar, (like a 3057 and 3157 or 3156) but they are different. A customer came in with this problem and the problem was that they put a bulb with a single filament in when it was supposed to have a dual filament. the bulbs looked the same and they just grabbed them off the shelf instead of asking the parts guy what their vehicle called for.
It sounds like a bad earth connection in the vehicle rear wiring loom. If you have a multimeter test for continuity of the earth wires with the globes removed to prevent any false readings. Check the earth wire that runs from the all the globe sockets in the left hand light unit and any connector blocks in the wiring loom near the light assemblies as well as where the earth wire is attached to the body. If necessary, remove, clean thoroughly by removing any corrosion or paint and re-attach securely.
It appears that you may have an intermittent earth connection between the globe sockets and the vehicle body. First, check how well the metal base of the globe fits into the socket. If it is a bit loose remove the globe, squeeze the sides of the metal socket with some pliers so that the globe fits snugly in the socket. If it is still not working correctly, check the earth wire that runs from the globe socket and any connectors in the wiring loom near the Light Assembly as well as where the earth wire is attached to the body. Remove, clean and re-attach securely if necessary.
Rear. 2 retainers PLUS a very tight ball socket holding the light assembly into place. Be ready to catch the tail light when you pop it of the ball socket.
Front. Use the headlight removal tool in the tool kit. Open front bonnet and push down and remove tear shape trim on headlight side in question. Place headlight tool onto spline and with one hand ready to "catch" the headlight, turn the tool until headlight pushes forward. Then remove headlight by hand and replace globe as required. Be careful of bayonet fitting. Can be fragile.