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    As per the title guys... Over the past week or two,the dash display has been popping up a warning about brake lights,.Then today on the dash itself,the bulb indicator display shows that a bulb is blown followed by brake light on the gid.
    And yet every exterior bulb on the car all work fine!
    Anybody got any suggestions as to why this is happening or better still,how to cure it!
    Cheers for any responses in advance

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    Is this a symptom of the ABS plug contacts being dirty? The plug is in the engine bay.

    Take it apart and clean the contacts, see if it sorts the problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pwthebaldeagle View Post
    And yet every exterior bulb on the car all work fine!
    Double check your rear lights. If the tail/brake light fails, then the other tail light takes over the role of tail/brake light instead so you still have a full compliment of working brake lights (providing the lower tail lights haven't already failed)

    ie, when everything is ok - from top to bottom
    Indicator
    Tail light / brake light
    Tail light
    Fog tail light (drivers side only)
    Reversing light

    But when the brake light fails:-
    Indicator
    no light
    Tail light / brake light
    Fog tail light (drivers side only)
    Reversing light

    Also, when a bulb is imminently about to fail it can also put the warning light on. Basically the bulb resistance changes enough to put the failure warning up.

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    Think this weekend I shall clean all connectors nd change the stop light bulbs too. Hopefully that should cure it

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    Check also the connector going in to the lights for melted wires.

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    when bulb warning light comes up on mine i put new bulb in(90% chance its going to go shortly)
    check connector where it goes onto light for corrosion,also make sure base of bulb holders clean and free from corrosion

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    Thanx guys,appreciate the help

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