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Unread 06-19-2003, 07:20 AM   #1
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Rear Lamp Failure

Everytime I turn on my lights my display reads "rear lamp failure". But everything is operational, brake lights, parking lights, directionals and reverse lights. Is this a computer issue? anyone? Thanks....

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Unread 06-19-2003, 08:51 AM   #2
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I haven't seen this, but here's additional things I would check:

license plate lamp
interior rear cargo light

Hope you find the problem!
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Unread 06-19-2003, 09:26 AM   #3
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I would take the lenses out of the 3rd brake light and check each bulb. Sometimes its hard to tell if they all are working. good luck
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Unread 06-19-2003, 10:08 AM   #4
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Anthony is right. It's the 3rd brake lite. There are 3 bulbs so check them carfully.
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Unread 06-19-2003, 10:20 AM   #5
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I've also received a warning when the license plate bulbs burned out.
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Unread 06-24-2003, 03:25 PM   #6
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Same thing happened to mine 2 weeks ago it was the middle bulb of the 3rd brake light, you could hardly tell because the other two bulbs were still working!
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