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ELECTRICAL PROBLEM WHEN CAR WAS FIRST BOUGHT THE DRIVERS SIDE REAR BRAKE LIGHT WOULD NOT LIGHT UP. PASSENGER SIDE WOULD. FIGURED IT WAS JUST A BAD BULB. A FEW MONTHS LATER WHEN THE TURN SIGNALS WERE ACTIVATED....THEY WOULD BLINK 4 TIMES THEN FREEZE UP. BOTH DIRECTIONS. 4-WAY FLASHERS WORKED CORRECTLY. A MONTH LATER THE TURN SIGNAL PROBLEM WENT AWAY. TURN SIGNAL STARTED BLINKING NORMALLY. A COUPLE WEEKS AGO I TRIED TO FIX THE BRAKE LIGHT PROBLEM. UP UNTIL THEN THE PASSENGER SIDE BRAKE LIGHT WORKED NORMALLY WHILE THE DRIVERS SIDE BRAKE LIGHT WOULD NOT LIGHT UP WHEN BRAKE WAS PRESSED. WHEN BRAKE WAS PRESSED NOT ONLY WOULD THE DRIVERS SIDE BRAKE LIGHT NOT GO ON BUT THE DRIVERS SIDE PARKING LIGHT WOULD GO OUT. I EXCHANGED THE PASSENGER SIDE BRAKE BULB WITH THE DRIVERS SIDE BRAKE BULB AND THEN BOTH THE PASSENGER SIDE BRAKE LIGHT AND THE DRIVERS SIDE BRAKE LIGHT STOPPED WORKING. WHEN I RETURNED THE BULBS TO THEIR ORIGINAL SIDES THEY BOTH CONTINUED TO NOT WORK. LAST WEEK I TOOK THE CAR TO A MECHANIC TO FIND OUT WHY THE BRAKE LIGHTS WEREN'T WORKING CORRECTLY. AT THAT TIME ALL LIGHTS ON THE CAR WERE WORKING PROPERLY EXCEPT THAT WHEN YOU PRESSED ON THE BRAKE THE DRIVERS SIDE AND PASSENGER BRAKE LIGHTS WOULD NOT LIGHT UP AND THE DRIVERS SIDE AND PASSENGER SIDE PARKING LIGHTS WOULD GO OUT WHEN THE BRAKE WAS DEPRESSED. HE CHECKED ALL THE BULBS AND FUSES....AND RAN CONTINTUITY CHECKS AND CHECKED ALL THE GROUNDS. HE SAID EVERYTHING WAS GOOD AND THAT HE THOUGHT THE PROBLEM WAS A BAD MULTI-FUNCTION SWITCH, TURN SIGNAL/WIPER ASSEMBLY. THAT NIGHT I NOTICED THAT THE INTERIOR DOME LIGHT WASN'T COMING ON WHEN THE DOORS WERE OPENED. IT WOULD COME ON IF IT WAS TURNED ON MANUALLY. I SET THE SWITCH ON THE LIGHT SO THAT IT WOULD TURN ON WHEN THE DOORS WERE OPENED AS WELL. THE NEXT DAY THE INTERIOR DOME LIGHT STOPPED TURNING ON WHEN THE DOORS WERE OPENED BUT CONTINUED TO WORK WHEN DONE MANUALLY. I ORDERED A USED SWITCH ON-LINE HOPING THAT WAS THE PROBLEM AS HE DIAGNOSED IT TO BE. THE PART CAME AND WHEN I PUT IT IN YESTERDAY, EVERYTHING WORKED AS IT SHOULD, BRAKE LIGHTS WERE THEN WORKING, EXCEPT THAT NOW NONE OF THE PARKING LIGHTS, FRONT OR REAR, OR THE LOW BEAMS WORKED. THE HIGH BEAMS WOULD WORK THOUGH. SO I WAS THINKING THAT I HAD BOUGHT A BAD USED SWITCH BUT WHEN I TOOK IT OUT AND REPLACED IT WITH THE OLD ONE....NOTHING CHANGED. THE BRAKE LIGHTS WORKED BUT THE PARKING LIGHTS AND LOW BEAMS CONTINUED TO NOT WORK WHILE THE HIGH BEAMS WOULD WORK. THE ORIGINAL PROBLEM HAD CHANGED. THAT'S WHERE IT STANDS NOW.

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You have a bad connection at the rear passenger side turn signal. It is either the connection is corroded or a wire is loose on the ground side of the circuit.

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