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#1 Leoschariot

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:46 AM

Hi guys

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?

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:31 PM

it could be an earth issue, check the holder and wiring for any signs of corrosion.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:02 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

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:11 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.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 12:43 PM

Oh right so you reckon if I tried a new bulb it may cure the problem?

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:38 AM

Well for the few pence it costs for a new bulb it's got to be worth a go?



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:27 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.



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