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    Default Flippin brake lights!!!

    Ive had the brake bulb error coming up intermittently for over a month now but havent checked which one it is that's coming and going. The wife's been driving the car for the past 2 weeks so I'd completely forgotten about it. Cars in for it's MOT tomorrow at 9am and she decides to mention at 10pm that the light has been on all the time for about a week! I go out to check which bulb it is so she can call at tesco on the way to the MOT only to find that all brake lights and tail lights are working fine!? I'm going to check again tomorrow but you can bet your arse the failing brake bulb won't rear it's ugly head again until that man with a clip board is poking around!

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    It's due to the brake light going I replaced mine they where bit black, no more warning

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    Just look at the bulbs and change the ones that are black. Only pence at the end of the day

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    Pop to your local petrol station tonight and pick bulbs up

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    I'll have a poke around in the morning (they all looked black but then it is dark outside lol).

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bishop View Post
    Pop to your local petrol station tonight and pick bulbs up

    Nice idea but everything closes round here at about 8pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdave1701 View Post
    only to find that all brake lights and tail lights are working fine!?!
    Double check the tail lights.

    If the upper tail/brake light fails, then the lower tail light takes over the role of tail/brake light instead - giving the impression the brake lights are still working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdave1701 View Post
    Nice idea but everything closes round here at about 8pm.
    Hope evrything goes okj mate

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    It will be the brake light filament making and breaking before it finally gives up and goes permanent open circuit. I had this for days and it was only when I removed the culprit and checked the resistance, it was initially good (closed circuit) but when I shook the bulb a wee bit, it went open circuit. I shook it more and it was finally a permanent open circuit. Replaced with a new bulb and all was good.

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    Just checked and both brake bulbs are looking a bit tatty but nothing too bad. Did however notice that both indicator bulbs have seen better days.

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