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Old 25 Apr 2016, 04:29 am
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Default Tail light and brake light not working

Here I have a 03 base PT cruiser which has been sitting for over a year.
After jumping start, I found the tail light and brake light (backing light as well, maybe, tested alone, not so sure) not working. License plate light and turning lights on the back are OK (emergency flash also fine).
Checked the shop manual, not listed in the troubleshooting list.
Anyone has some ideas about where to start the diagnose? Fuse or loosing wiring?

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Old 25 Apr 2016, 06:41 am
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Default Re: Tail light and brake light not working

Check the bulb first, then the socket for corrosion and then for a broken ground wire on that side.

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Old 26 Apr 2016, 07:57 am
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Default Re: Tail light and brake light not working

The sockets tend to burn and loose connection so yes all the above with special attention to the sockets.

It's a socket into a socket so you can replace the bulb / socket assem if you want to.

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