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Unread 09-19-2013, 08:47 AM   #1
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Tail Lights/Signal problems

I am having some problem with my tail lights.

My Blinkers, Reverse, and Brake lights work as long as the Light Switch is in the "OFF" position.
When I turn the headlights on, my blinkers, reverse, and brake lights all stop working. Except the top middle break light and the license plate light (those still work even when the headlights are on).

I don't think think this would be fuse/relay related but if it can be, which fuses and relays should I be checking?
Any ideas?

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Unread 09-19-2013, 12:11 PM   #2
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Maybe the multi-function switch on the steering column
2005 5.7L limited, 2'' BDS Lift, 255-70-17 Revo II
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Unread 10-26-2013, 02:43 PM   #3
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Just developed the same problem on one side, took apart my tail lights switched over sockets and learned that was the problem. Bad news is not one of the auto stores carries it, had to take it to the dealer and a three day wait. Found it online but with shipping would cost near 35$ compared to 12$ at the dealer. It's the tail light turn signal/ brake socket. From my searches it's a common problem but the parts dealer says he has rarely ordered them.
On the attached pic it's part #5
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Unread 11-06-2013, 02:24 PM   #4
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How did you know that was the problem? I see that you switched bulbs and such.
Mine: 97, auto, 4" lift, locked 33s
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Unread 11-06-2013, 02:26 PM   #5
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Ground issue. Likely a little fiddling with the contacts and/or cleaning everything would take care of it...
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