I have a 99 mercury mystique and the rear passenger side running light is broken, it is just one bulb controlling running , brake and blinker light, the blinker and brake is working, but not the running light. i tried replacing the bulb and wiring directly there. Could this be a fuse problem? does anyone had a diagram of the fusebox? i bought this car without a manual.
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Re: 99 mercury mystide had rear running light broken
If the driver's side tail light is working, it's not a fuse. Use a test light to check for power at the bulb holder. One terminal will be for tail light, the other for brake/turn light. If the is constant power for tail light, replace bulb. If no power, trace wiring from bulb holder to driver's side junction. Probable broken wire between the two tail lights.
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I have a 99. On my car, there is a small notch in the center console cover on the bottom right, just by the front of the passenger seat. Stick a screwdriver in there and move the point backwards to trip the release.
HI Matt, Your issue sounds like a fault, most likely in the rear lights. Current is feeding from the brake light circuit, into the running light circuit. The most common causes are a bulb filament broken and touching the running light circuit, and loss of ground. observe the rear lights closely and you should get a clue as to which light is failing....but if not, just pick one.... I would run a temporary ground and test again, if no results, pull the brake light bulbs... Transient current is often difficult to wrap your mind around, until you understand what can happen. Doc
That's the rear foglight socket. The rear foglight idea is European, and they ship the Audi over with a rear foglight as well, but it's only on the driver's side (that's the way rear fogs are done in Europe). That socket is fully powered though, and wired to the same dash switch as the driver's side rear fog. What you can do (what I did on my 99 A4) was to use a drill and **** out the rectangular opening in the rear taillight panel, and then put a bulb in that socket. Voila, instant dual rear fogs.
This is a good idea because in Europe, the police understand that a rear fog is only on one side. In the US, our police don't always know that, and you may get pulled over if you have that on - they may think you have a blown taillight bulb. Do the dual fog mod as described above - it'll save you the hassle and it looks better too.