Hi Please go gentle on me.
I have just purchased a sensible family Ford S max and am going through a few jobs to get it all ship shape for me. The high level brake light is not working and is dislaying an error on the dash. I have replaced the Bulb and no luck. i have 10.5v at the bulb with the bulb out and brake light on, when i fit the bulb it drops to 0v. i have checked the loom back to the body and it is all fine, the flexi part is fine... ideas please?
have you got the right bulb or a non faulty bulb? If the voltage is dropping its being shorted out somewhere?
thanks for your help, I dropped into the ford dealer, picked up a bulb, fitted it... no joy. the n as suggested disconnected the battery, and joy it works. i had the radio code. interestingly the new bulb from ford was physically bigger in the size of the glass surrounding the filament than the one that had blown and the cheap replacement.
I have never needed help changing a lightbulb before.. complicated things these cars!.
thanks again. now just the clutch to sort out..
what problems is your clutch giving you?
Yep, the clutch is slipping when under full load.
Actually, its working the way it should.
Not heard that one before lol unplug the car and the bulb starts working again lol.
Is the clutch worn down?