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#1 Simeski



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Posted 03 June 2010 - 08:40 AM

Hi there,

My other half has just been given a 99 Ford Focus from her brother, I have noticed a strange electrical problem which I wondered if anyone could shed any light on.

The other day I noticed that when you put on the brakes the front side lights come on? Even more strange as I was investigating I have found that not only do the side lights come on but so do the Interior lights (dashboard, sterio lights).

Has anyone else had or heard of this problem before?



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#2 Dan62


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Posted 03 June 2010 - 08:49 AM

Its probably a defective rear brake/tail light causing this to happen

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 02:53 PM

come across this before,check the brake bulbs, i bet you will have one of the filiments touching another inside the bulb,so when you use the brake light it will also power the sidelights.

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 04:53 PM

Thanks for the replies guys.

I have just had a look and one of the metal contacts in the brake light bulb holder was bent behind the other.

I pushed it back out and now its all sorted :D

Big thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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