Tip & How-To about Power Acoustik PTID-4003TV Car Video Player


Just ground the wire to some metal that is on the brake

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Back right light does not work whent the head lights are on - works when brakes are on. - light is good -

sounds like a bad socket or a bad ground to socket.try wiggling bulb while lights are on to see if it lights, you can also take a wire and hold to side of bulb (the metal part) and the other end of wire to a metal ground on truck if it lights then its a ground, then hold on bulb and stick other end in the connector going to that plug, make sure it going to ground wire use a test light to see which is for park light and brake light and then tthe ground, if light lights when the wire is stuck into the ground wire then it going to be a bad socket. hope this is helpful. good luck,.

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one of the bulbs has abroken filament and it connects to the other filament causin this concern replace lr brake light bulb and it will be fine

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Brake Lights on a 05 Ford Escape

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Check the ground wire. There would be 3 wires, brake, tail/park and ground. To verify, have someone step on the brakes, jump the base/metal body of the bulb socket to any exposed metal such as a screw/bolt.

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Both issues would seem to be a loose/corroded connection and most probably the grounding. The brake light is part of the taillight. Most taillights operate with dual filament bulb (3 terminal). The metal body of the bulb bottom is usually connected to the body ground. The correct procedure would be to trace the wiring harness from the taillight and determine which is the ground and verify that the contacts are clean and free of corrosion. An alternative is to add a grounding wire from said metal body of the taillight bulb and attached to any bare metal/chassis/body in the rear. The same loose ground could cause the inconsistent battery indicator.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Jun 09, 2008 | 1983 Ford Fairmont

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