September 24, 2013, 9:36 am
I get a message on my dash about stop bulb fault
I have narrowed this down to the high level brake light. However, when I went to change the bulb I noticed it was fine and so replaced it and the light worked again
Neck time I drove car, same fault message appeared. Light wasn't working
I have repeated the process 3 times, everytime I get the light working then it stops again.
Any ideas what the issue could be?
September 24, 2013, 4:21 pm
it could be an earth issue, check the holder and wiring for any signs of corrosion.
September 25, 2013, 7:52 am
It seems that when I leave the trim off the interior if the car( on the boot), the light keeps working. Looks like must be an issue with the trim part affecting the wiring when I replace it
September 25, 2013, 9:01 am
Or it's a failing filament which is touching & re-fusing back together.
On my old Zafira I had this continually for about a year before the bulb finally blew properly.
September 25, 2013, 1:33 pm
Oh right so you reckon if I tried a new bulb it may cure the problem?
September 26, 2013, 9:28 am
Well for the few pence it costs for a new bulb it's got to be worth a go?
September 26, 2013, 2:17 pm
agree with the bulb, it could be coincidence.
If the new bulb fails, I suggest you look at the contact element underneath where the bulb sits, may be worth using a pair of needlenose pliers and gently pulling them up to ensure the connection is valid.