No Tail Lights
Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:56 PM
I have a 2003 Mondeo. The drivers side tail light has stopped working. Checked bulb, that was ok. I swapped anyway just incase, but it still isn't working.
I checked with my test lead and there's no power to the lamp holder.
All other lights are working, breaks, passenger tail light, front lights etc.
Checked all fuses in both boxes and all were ok.
So, I ran a temporary lead from the working tail light to try and get it going, but that took the working one out too!
Checked all fuses again, but still all OK.
Where do I go from here? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Is there some kind of computer controlled safety overload that might have kicked in? if so, how do you go about resetting it?
Many Thanks for any help.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:20 PM
Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:13 PM
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:33 PM
Plus, wouldn't a bad earth affect other lights in the cluster? As all other lighting is working as it should.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:48 PM
My advice is always to check the things you can easily check (fuses, bulbs, connectors, earths, relays etc), and if you've done all that and still have a problem, let a pro have a look because you could really be looking forever.
When you say you checked 'all fuses' do you actually mean ALL? Or just a couple? Because it might be wise to do a close inspection of all fuses pertaining to lights, even if you think it can't be anything to do with it, because you'd be surprised.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:11 PM
Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:58 PM
When you say check relays,. what can I do with them, and which one is it that works lighting etc?
Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:18 PM
For reference, you can check a relay by removing it, and connecting it to a 12v battery. You'll hear a click as the gate opens/closes when you touch the +/- pins on the relay (they usually have a diagram on showing which pin does what). If it isn't clicking, it needs replaced.
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