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Drivers side rear lights not working but the brake light/indicator and reverse lights all work in the same cluster the bulbs are new so its not that

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Hi, check the wiring by the boot lid hinge as the wires break where it is secured to the hinge.

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No rear brake lights and rear turn signals not working either front turn signals blink rapidly 2001 chevy HHR all fuses good all bulbs good no power to rear sockets 3rd level brake light works


Your front signals flash rapidly because your rear ones aren't working and that is normal and shows that a bulb in the circuit is out. At least that means the problem is not with the operation of the signal....good. Also your 3rd brake light works which shows the brake switch is working. Again...good.
Everything so far points towards your rear light clusters being at fault, although both at the same time is somewhat unusual.
You don't mention rear lights that come on with headlights or the reverse and fog lights. If nothing is working I would check the earth/grounds and the connection blocks that carry the power to the light clusters, but again both at the same time being faulty is suspicious and if the reverse, fog etc is working then why not the others?
I don't know about your model, but is there a separate fuse for the rear lights that are out? Probably not but worth a check.
Have you recently had something changed on the vehicle, or inspection work done? Maybe wires/connectors/grounds etc have been damaged or disconnected/reconnected wrongly in that area.
Try running a live directly to the cluster to see if that makes anything work as it may show a circuit break as the problem.
Sorry I can't be of more help.

Oct 28, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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Megane coupe 1999 rear fog indicator comes on when brakes pressed, fogs don't work or high level brake light.


I have the similar problem with my 2000 model. On mine I have narrowed it down to the rear light cluster on the right as you look at it from the rear (drivers side in the UK). Here's how I fix mine, although it does keep happening every now and again:
Remove the lights cover from inside the boot, it is held in place by a couple of plastic nuts.
Remove the strip of lights that are clipped into place.
There is an electrical connector block attached to the now removed light cluster. Undo this and the whole set of lights will be free.
Where the connector block fits to the light cluster clean all of the terminals. I use one of my wifes nail emery boards.
Make sure the female connectors on the connector block are all fairly snug so when put back together it is a tight fit.
Clean with electrical contact cleaner if you have any (not really necessary but I had some anyway).
Reconnect the block and test your lights, put back together.
I suspect it is an earth fault but I ran a separate earth to the unit but it didn't improve.
Other faults I noticed is the rear wiper operates when the front one only is on and I touch the brakes. Also when I lock the car when the indicators flash to show it is locked the rear high level brake lights flash as well. I was thinking of trying another light cluster, but 25 pounds from a breakers yard seems a little steep for a minor irritation.

Aug 02, 2014 | 1999 Renault Megane

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Brake light


Possibly wrong bulb? Check you havent replaced a single contact bulb with a double contact one. Otherwise check earth to cluster,

Nov 16, 2013 | 2006 Land Rover LR3

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No indicators working found fuse box which fuse?


When you are talking about "indicators" we could assuming that your are refer about signal lights. This work with "flashers" devices.

For 1996 Audi A4 2.8L SFI 6cyl the Flasher is located in front seating area, driver side, under dash, behind dash lower panel, mounted above driver side of steering column.

About generic fuses, open the driver side door. Remove panel on left side of dash. Fuse box is behind panel:

Fuse # / Description / Amps
1 / Heated washer jets / 5
2 / Turn signals flasher unit / 10
3 / Headlight washer, illumination of glove compartment, engine compartment, climate control, automatic transmission, instrument cluster / 5
4 / License plate light / 5
5 / Instrument cluster, seat heating, test connection for cruise control, bulb monitor for auto-check control, Automatic transmission display, switch lighting, mirror switches and actuators, airbag warning light, outside temperature indicator, Climate control / 10
6 / Central locking system / 5
7 / Anti-lock brake system / 10
8 / Vacant
9 / Mirror heating / 10
10 / Vacant
11 / Cruise control (automatic transmission) / 5
12 / On board diagnostic system / 10
13 / Brake lights / 10
14 / Interior lights, reading lights, anti-theft alarm system, vanity mirror / 10
15 / Instrument cluster, power windows, climate control, automatic transmission / 10
16 / Anti-lock brake system, Anti-Slip-Regulation / 5
17 / Heated door locks / 10
18 / High beam right / 10
19 / High beam left / 10
20 / Low beam right / 15
21 / Low beam left / 15
22 / Tail and side marker right / 5
23 / Tail and side marker left / 5
24 / Wiper and washer system / 25
25 / Blower for heating, climate control / 30
26 / Rear window defogger, mirror heating / 30
27 / Rear window wiper / 15
28 / Fuel pump / 15
29 / Engine timing / 20
30 / Sun roof / 20
31 / Tail lights, cruise control, automatic transmission / 15
32 / Engine timing / 20
33 / Cigarette lighter / 15
34 / Engine timing / 15
35 / Trailer receptacle / 30
36 / Fog lights / 15
37 / Radio / 20
38 / Luggage compartment light, central locking system / 15
39 / Emergency flasher / 15
40 / Horn / 25
41 / Anti-lock brake system / 25
42 / Vacant
43 / Vacant
44 / Seat heating / 30

Hope this helps (remember to rate and comme this free answeer).



Jun 16, 2011 | 1996 Audi A4

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I have the same problem with my 1991 honda accord. The brake light on the driver side works but the passenger side and the back window brake light doesn't. It's not a fuse problem. I've check them all. It...


I assume you have replaced the lamps/globes with new ones, if not this is the first thing to try.
If your car is fitted with a "faulty light" sensor, ( i.e. if a warning light on the dashboard comes on when you apply the brake and a brake light bulb is not working), this may be the problem. Follow the wiring for the rear lights from the light clusters inside the trunk and you may find the wiring harness plugged into an encapsulated unit in the rear somewhere. Test if power is coming out of this unit when brakes are applied. Or, remove the covers on the brake light clusters from inside the car and check the wiring to the rear window brake light. Very often this is connected to the same ground as the drivers side light. However, the parking and tail and reversing lights usually work off the same ground, so this seems unlikely.

Feb 27, 2011 | 1991 Honda Accord

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How do I change a brake light bulb in a 1999 c70 volvo?


Welcome to FixYa.com
Brake Lamp Replacement

Location of the lights

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The illustration shows the locations of the lights on the RH side. The LH side is the same but

mirror-reversed.

The lights have the following functions:

- 1 +1 = Parking light Fail light

- 2 = Reversing light

- 3 = Fog light LH side only (LHD cars)

- 5 = Direction indicator

- 6 = Brake light

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Tail light changing bulbs

Ignition off.

Open the cover in front of the tail light

Undo the wing nut and take out the lamp holder.

Change the defective bulb.

Fit in reverse order.

Check that all bulbs lamps are intact and in working order.

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Replacement of tail light cluster

Note! If a new tail light is to be fitted, the sleeves must be ground down 1.5 mm.

Open the cover in front of the tail light Undo the panel partly in front of the tail light Unplug the

connector for the tail light Undo the four nuts securing the tail light see illustration.

Pull the tail light straight out. Fit in reverse order

Note! check the sealing and fit on reassembly.

Check that all bulbs lamps are intact and in working order.Thank you for Using FixYa.comKind Regards, LeeYour FixYa Expert and Master Technician

Jan 27, 2011 | 1999 Volvo C70

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My brake lights will not function on my 2000 grand caravan.All of the bulbs are new my rear lights work my reverse lights work but my brake lights will not


The bulbs could still be the problem since they are double filament bulbs.If your high brake light work but not the low ones the replace the bulbs.If none in the rear work then you may need a brake light switch(on the brake pedal linkage).If this is not the case the check for power to the brake light side of the bulb and repair the broken brake light wire.

Oct 06, 2010 | 2000 Dodge Caravan

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91 Volvo 240 wagon. Right side brake lights do not work. All other lights work. Bulb is good. Fuse is good. Drivers side fine. I replaced the driver's side rear cluster that is when i noticed the brake...


dirty corroded ground either at wire to body or bulb socket where bulb is inserted look for dirt and corrosion.If available use a noid light and a brick to apply brakes to check for power at bulb socket

Aug 30, 2010 | 1991 Volvo 240

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Rear brake light will not come on. put new bulb


If the blinker and reverse lights work on the bad side maybe a new socket.

Dec 03, 2009 | 1998 Toyota Avalon

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