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Old 04-24-2017, 06:54 PM   #39721
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Old 04-24-2017, 07:19 PM   #39722
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Getting a bulb out warning on driver's rear that comes on when the brake pedal is pressed. My license plate accurately reflects my reaction when I looked to see the lighting situation when I apply the brakes...

You mean because the lkm substitutes a different bulb for the brake light if the correct one is failed?
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Old 04-24-2017, 08:09 PM   #39723
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You mean because the lkm substitutes a different bulb for the brake light if the correct one is failed?
Sort of. Its not usually the lkm's choice, though. The electrical current tends to finds a path to ground through a different route, in this case a bulb that isn't currently turned on. Turn on the lights and he's likely to get a tail light that winks out when you apply the brakes.

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Old 04-24-2017, 08:27 PM   #39724
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:38 PM   #39725
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Old 04-24-2017, 10:36 PM   #39726
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Check your tail light grounds. Seen this many times before.
Thought they were all on a common ground?

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Getting a bulb out warning on driver's rear that comes on when the brake pedal is pressed. My license plate accurately reflects my reaction when I looked to see the lighting situation when I apply the brakes...

If you do have bulbs out, replace all 4, I know you know this.
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Old 04-24-2017, 11:44 PM   #39727
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Sort of. Its not usually the lkm's choice, though. The electrical current tends to finds a path to ground through a different route, in this case a bulb that isn't currently turned on. Turn on the lights and he's likely to get a tail light that winks out when you apply the brakes.

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Old Yesterday, 04:24 AM   #39728
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Old Yesterday, 05:51 AM   #39729
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You mean because the lkm substitutes a different bulb for the brake light if the correct one is failed?
Whoa. I did not know that.

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Thought they were all on a common ground?

If you do have bulbs out, replace all 4, I know you know this.
Nor did I know that. I replaced the faulty bulb and all seems well. What is the rationale behind replacing working bulbs?
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Whoa. I did not know that.



Nor did I know that. I replaced the faulty bulb and all seems well. What is the rationale behind replacing working bulbs?
Since they are the same age, the others are likely to go soon as well. That's why bulbs are sold in pairs. This goes for headlights too.
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Old Yesterday, 12:09 PM   #39733
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Since they are the same age, the others are likely to go soon as well. That's why bulbs are sold in pairs. This goes for headlights too.
Unless they weren't replaced at the same time sometime in the past 15 years. lol. There are 8 similar bulbs just in the rear of the car! I think I'll replace them when they fail.
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Old Yesterday, 12:41 PM   #39734
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Unless they weren't replaced at the same time sometime in the past 15 years. lol. There are 8 similar bulbs just in the rear of the car! I think I'll replace them when they fail.
Obviously.

It's your car and it really doesn't matter. I really only do the pairs on headlights.
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You mean because the lkm substitutes a different bulb for the brake light if the correct one is failed?
is that a Mazda 929 with Mustang bullit (bullet?) (or similar) wheels on it?
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is that a Mazda 929 with Mustang bullit (bullet?) (or similar) wheels on it?
Correct on the wheels! But that's my Buick Regal GS

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