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Park lights an tail lights went out

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Check inside the trunk for a disconnected wiring harness. Park and tail lights are usually a separate circuit, so I doubt it's a fuse.

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so putting in 1 new bulb not fix 1? easy huh>?
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in PARK dead?

the BCM puter, closes the park relay on your command(digital)
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not complex but BCM most close the relay !!!
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In addition, if fuses 15 and/or 16 burn frequently there might be a problem with the tail light cabling.

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