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Old 07-07-2008
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ok so first my right rear turn signal went out, i thought "ok it's probably just a bulb". the next day i find out both rear turn signals, reverse and brake lights are out. my front corner lights don't light up at all. the turn signals in the headlights still work and the running lights work fine.
luckily i made a 500 mile trip without an accident or a ticket but i gotta get it fixed asap. i'm on a naval base and they'll drill me a new one if they find out about it. i've searched and can't find anybody with the same problem. any suggestions would be appreciated.
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This happened on my 93 and turns out I had a faulty headlight switch and a bad fuse, the switch was 14 bucks at autozone and a fuse costs next to nothing. Fuses would be the easiest thing to check so I would start there
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hmm interesting. i checked the fuses and all of em looked good. i'll check again though.
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well it's definitely not any fuses. i just checked all of them, under the hood and on the side of dash. and i just found out last night ONE of my reverse lights work but everything else is the same as i explained above. i'm still lost.
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gee thanks for the help guys. it's still messed up. i thought at least SOMEBODY on here would know what was up.
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You need to check ALL you wiring and make sure that they all make a connection . You said that only one reverse light works? Well it sounds like you have a faulty connection somewhere and did you check your headlight switch?
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Crawl under the drivers side , in the area of the driver's seat.
There is a squareish plug with a bunch of wires going into it with a screw holding it in place .
Remove the screw and pull off the plug and check for corrosion on any of the pins.
After cleaning it up , apply some dieelectric grease and reassemble the plug.

Gee , sorry I didn't get to you sooner but I a have another life and didn't see your post in time.
I promise to attempt to be more prompt in the future.
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Crawl under the drivers side , in the area of the driver's seat.
There is a squareish plug with a bunch of wires going into it with a screw holding it in place .
Remove the screw and pull off the plug and check for corrosion on any of the pins.
After cleaning it up , apply some dieelectric grease and reassemble the plug.

Gee , sorry I didn't get to you sooner but I a have another life and didn't see your post in time.
I promise to attempt to be more prompt in the future.
no kidding this guys seems kinda ungrateful. At least we gave some type of response.
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ok thanks guys. sorry for the post before. i had always gotten good responses before and i was kind of left in the dark on this one. i was just perturbed at the time. this stuff can be frustrating when i have to drive across the country next week. sounds like i have some good suggestions so i'll check all of those things. and i did check the headlight switch it was good and both reverses work. the filament on one of the bulbs was barely gone.
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ok thanks guys. sorry for the post before. i had always gotten good responses before and i was kind of left in the dark on this one. i was just perturbed at the time. this stuff can be frustrating when i have to drive across the country next week. sounds like i have some good suggestions so i'll check all of those things. and i did check the headlight switch it was good and both reverses work. the filament on one of the bulbs was barely gone.
ok well check those connections. And did you check your fuse box in the engine compartment?
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hey terracotta, did you get it figured out? my 04 edge did the same thing, I thought it was just the dash, but the running lights are out, all I have is headlights and the foglights don't work either which makes me think its the switch. all the fuses checked out, my thought was maybe the switch was bad, my 2yr old nephew was playing with the lights shortly before I noticed this had happened.
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