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Message board states "Bulb Failure Position Light: What is this>

We have a very cryptic message that popped up recently on our 2004 Volvo S60. I cannot see any issue with any light that I have access to. Does anyone know what light or lights may be the cause of the problem? What is a "position" light?

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Hello mtsign

This a problem with "A" bulb, no real way to find the problem one unless you test the output of each bulb. You will have to replace them one or two at a time. Start with the rear bulbs as they get the most use i.e. brake lights. Sounds strange but, over time a bulb will lose it's strength and the computer picks it up as a bad bulb and sends the message, quite common with these vehicles. I would use quality replacement bulbs or you could be chasing around weak cheaper bulbs for a while. Hope this helps and good luck.

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This happened to me when I put a blue tooth reverse camera on my car and wired it to the reversr lighy

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