You might have to break the bulb to get it out, sometimes they get stuck in there pretty good and then just take some plyers and pull the plastic bottom piece out. And to get the whole fixture out you pull back that carpet and theres 3 metal caps that you screw off the bolt with a socket and it comes right out.
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Did you change the bubs? Dual filament one for brakes one for Running lights. If the filament for Brakes is not burned out then Brakes will work and not running lights.Is both Running lights out or just one side?
You don't really need a diagram, it's simple. If you open both tail light boxes in the trunk you will see at the connector on the bottom a yellow wire in the first position. That goes to the brake bulb. If both tail lights do not work, make sure you are getting power to the driver side light first, if it is not getting power, the passenger side will not work either, they are in line with each other. If it is only the passenger side not working, the bridging wire could be bad.. try jumping it. Also, make sure you are getting power inside the tail light bulb holder. The metal connections can come loose. If there is no power to the driver side tail light it could be the bulb failure relay, that is the round red relay in the rear left side of the fuse box behind the ash tray/ cigarette lighter below the radio in front of the shifter. You should be getting power to the third brake light in the rear window...that is a different circuit and will not be affected. Try changing out the bulb failure relay, it supplies the power to the tail lights.
That has a double filament bulb in it. One is for the tail light and the other for the brake and maybe the turn signal. If your turn signal flashes the tail light and not an individual turn signal bulb it will behave the same way. The way it works is that the tail light filament goes off and the brighter brake light filament comes on. The brake light half of the bulb is out. If you change it, change the passenger side too, it will do the same shortly if you leave it in. They tend to go bad in pairs. Good luck.
hi, i have sorted this problem on my 99 focus ghia.,check both your tail light bulbs.someone put the wrong bulb in and i had the exact same problems you described.the bulb for brake/tail light has two steel connecters and and all other bulbs have one.i put proper bulb in and the problem disappeared.now lights working perfect and sidelights dont come on now when i brake :)change both brake/tail bulbs on each side.1 euro will fix this problem.hope this helps.
you may have to remove the whole light to replace the bulb, sounds ridiculous to have to do this but I am almost sure these car companys do these things on purpose to make the people return the cars to their workshops to have them repaired.
Personally if It was my car I would be inclined to get a pair of pliers and bend the sheet metal out of the way if that is possible, will save heaps of work
hope this has helped
I hope you arent letting a simple thing like a burnt bulb ruin your day??Im not sure what you have checked so far but start with replacing the bulb,check the connector very good as this has been an issue on many makes and models
There is a contact in light wiring. At some point a wire to brake lights make contact to wire to front side light (peeled wire, bad insulated connector etc.) You need to have your wiring circuit inspected.