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The lower breaking lamps on a mercury cougar are not lighting up. Have checked the bulbs and the fuse and all ok. The break lamp in the rear window works fine as well.

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Sheres my solution...My rear brake light had gone(indicator and reverse light ok), the right dipped headlight had gone and also the automatic lights didn't work.
I solved it by first checking the rear light (as it was first to go) and condensation had got into the light. Looking at the bulb panel, it looked like it had shorted out. So I bought a pair of bulbs for it and a replacement bulb holder (ebay £13 inc del, Renault dealer £58 without fitting!). Replacing that was easy, as you just unscrew the back light from inside the boot, and unclip the holder + replace it with the bulb etc.
After that, the brake light worked but the rear light still was off. So I went to the fuse box (located on the dash edge, accessable by opening the passenger door) and pulled out + checked each fuse one by one.
I found that the condensation had shorted the rear bulb holder and blown the fuse. After replacing the fuse, the automatic lights and the dipped headlight, and the rear light worked fine.
So it seems that they are all linked in to eachother in some way, so fix your obvious problems first and you might find other things start working as well!
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It sounds like you need to figure out if there was a light on and it ran down the battery, or if there is a more serious problem. If you don't have any other way to check the battery you might short out the two large terminals on the solenoid to see if the engine turns over. It will spark, so don't burn yourself. If you are afraid to short them out, you could disconnect the battery cable from the solenoid and touch the end of it to the other large terminal on the solenoid, which has the starter cable attached. The function of the solenoid is to connect those two cables.

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Open the rear gate. There are a couple screws you need to take out to remove the whole lamp assembly. Pull the bulbs out and replace then replace the lamp and put screws back in.

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Section 17-01: Lighting, Exterior 1998 Villager Workshop Manual
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