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    confused nearside upper & offside lower brake lights

    Hello,

    It is quite strange but both the nearside and the offside lower brake lights don't work. I replaced the bulbs but they don't work!!



    Any ideas?

    Cheers

    Panos

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    Does the middle one work? If not then you've got a broken brake light switch; it's fitted to the top of the brake pedal.

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    Yes, it works!!

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    Take out the bulbs and scratch the metal contacts of the bulbholder with a screwdriver, sometimes they get grey corrosion on them.

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    Yes I will do now, many thanks!

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    There are two tail light lamps on each side of the car and when you press the brake pedal the upper lamp on each side glows brighter to indicate that the brakes are being used. Is that what is happening on your car?

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    ... only the upper section glows brighter when braking

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    Quote Originally Posted by panos9 View Post
    It is quite strange but both the nearside and the offside lower brake lights don't work. I replaced the bulbs but they don't work!!
    This should only happen if the upper has failed

    With the lamps off, just ensure that when the brake is applied that all three lamps operate
    When they are operated check whether it is the upper or lower

    Next turn the lamps on, this will illuminate all four rear lamps
    Again apply the brake and compare to see whether the upper or lower operate

    Remove one of the upper lamps and compare
    Remove both upper lamps and compare

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