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Computer flashes tail lamp failure and my tail lights and liciense plate light all work. what is the problem?

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Remove the light bulbs and inspect for corrosion. Water may of gottn in. Also make sure the center window brake light is also working. Inspect all. You may just have a loose fitting bulb or the wrong wattage bulb was installed.

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Hello and welcome to Fixya.com.
Check to see if you have twin tail lamp bulbs on rear i mean when i say this two tail lamp bulbs fitted to each side,check to see if one of the bulbs has blown if so replace it this will correct your computor.
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no (park -tail-running lights) is dash parking lamps glowing?
check the tail fuse yet?
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this circuit is huge, park/tail, up to 20 lamps. are all dead>?
front park, side park, tail park and dash lamps all out.
this i the red-blk feed. all comments , USA, as lighting varies by country. (laws)
license plate light dead too????????? that too is park
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that line on that fuse is shorted, the fuse saved the fire.
we use an ampclamp DC ammeter to find the wire that is shorted
and the actual point of short.

the park-tail circuit (tail fuse, right) is the most complex of all.
20 lamps inside car, and many out side, it is the hardest to find of all shorts. but not with the tool
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i bet the fuse blows in park (1st click) not head lights. right?
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but the fuses can be marked tails, for fun .
imagine, calling the 2 front lamps tails. and are on .(my on going joke)
sidelamps,
the inside lamps are many too.
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