Rear right turn signal and brake light will not function
The lights illuminate when the parking lights are on but does not illuminate brighter when the right turn signal is put on or the brake is pressed. I changed both the rear bulbs but there was no change, any ideas on the problem. 2000 cadillac escalade
Re: rear right turn signal and brake light will not...
More than likely, the problem is in the turn signal modual. The turn signal/cruise control/wiper/bright switch is all contained in the module in the steering column. Mine did similiar stuff a year ago.
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Ahh. This is an easy one. The most common cause of problems like this is a failed lamp (bulb). The lamps in most cars are dual-filament lamps. One filament (the dimmer one) is for taillights or front marker lights. The other (the brighter one) is used for brake lights and turn signals.
Sometimes when a bulb fails, one of the filaments breaks and the broken fragment touches the other filament. This connects the light circuit to the brake/turn-signal circuit and you get strange effects like the one you describe.
Fixing this is easy,
Turn on the parking lights. Walk around the car and look for the light (front and rear) that's not on. Replace that defective lamp.
If that doesn't work, turn off the parking lights and turn on the 4-way flashers. Walk around the car and look for the one that's not flashing. Replace that defective lamp.
This is most likely to be your brake switch near your foot pedal then. They can come lose, or just break completely, rare, but it happens. Get down on the floor and check up behind your brake pedal, it should look fairly obvious where it is then. Good luck with it.
I had an issue like this one on a 2007 Colorado. I assume you mean the turn signal indicator inside the truck lights up. It was a bad bulb. think it was the turn signal bulb on the side that is lighting up. As for the gear indication being dim there is more than one bulb that lights them up and one may have blown. I hope this helps.
It may sound silly, but check your brake light bulbs to see if they have been installed incorrectly. Brake light bulbs have two filaments, one for tail light, and a brighter one for brake lights. On some cars if the bulb is installed wrong, the brighter filament will stay on for tail lights. The only other thing I can think of is the wrong bulbs have been installed.
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Usually when your signal blinks rapidly it indicates a blown bulb. Switch on your four-way flashers and check your bulbs at each corner. On the brake light staying lit, check to see if the left-rear bulb is installed correctly and is the correct bulb for the application. I've seen people force bulbs in sockets causing the braking element of the bulb to light instead of the parking element. The braking element is much brighter than the parking element.
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