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Dashboard and tail light is out....yet the fuses inside and outside the car, are not blown. What could this be??????

THREE Additional Questions? 1. Could the fuse still be no good, even if it does not appear blown? 2. If ONE tail light bulb is blown...will BOTH have to be replaced in order for the tail lights to work? 3. If ONE bulb connector is no good (the part that the bulb screw into), will it totally affect the whole tail light?

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    ron reynolds May 03, 2014

    the auto gear consol is also out

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Hi Leslie, To answer your questions, 1) a fuse can look undamaged and be open circuit (blown) 2) One bulb being blown should have no effect on the other, but if both are blown, the vehicle will have no tail lights! 3) The bulb holders should have no effect on each other, but if the earthing is bad, which is possible on a vehicle which has any rust, the problem could be related. Take a short length of electrical cable and while holding one end to the outer metal housing of the bulb holder with the rear lights switched on, connect the other end to a good metal earth on the body. If the lights or light works the problem is the earth connection. Regards and happy new year John

Posted on Jan 06, 2013

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  • Leslie Good Jan 07, 2013

    Thank you very much for the detailed information

  • Leslie Good Jan 07, 2013

    I just want to get this clear before I try: Get a piece of wiring (with plastic on it to protect my hands) from any electronic device....hold one end near where on the metal near where the light bulb screw in THEN hold the other end on a metal part of the car? If I am incorrect, please let me know, so I wont attempt this

  • Hi Leslie, Some Japanese manufactures have designed the circuitry of the rear lights using a single fuse to protect both the rear lights and instrument panel. A failure of the instrument panel lighting will warn of a rear light failure. I suggest replacing that fuse before doing any thing else. If you require further help we'll need to take it step by step, so let me know how you get on. Regards John

  • Leslie Good Feb 07, 2013

    Hello John...(update) The fuse keep blowing once a new one is put in...I have checked the headlight switch (not the problem)..changed the bulbs out (not the problem). Do you have any suggestions on what this could be or how I can check the issue?

  • Hi Leslie, If the fuse is blowing at the center, make sure that the fuse rating is correct and do not exceed the stipulated rating. If the fuse is blowing to one side it is an indication of a short circuit. As finding the place where the sort circuit is present, it is often more simple to isolate each end of the cables in contention and run new cables one at a time, trying a replacement fuse with each. If the fuse blows, go to the next cable and so on until the problem is solved. I suggest it better to enlist the help of a qualified auto electrician for the job, but keep in mind I'll be here if needed. Regards John

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