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Old 04-07-2010, 09:49 PM   #1
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Backlights messed up?

so the light on my dash came up that shows that my back lights are supposed to be messed up, however when i checked to see if all of the lights were working, everything was fine. Any idea on what can be wrong with my car?

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Old 04-07-2010, 10:23 PM   #2
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:09 PM   #3
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False alarm due to corrosion in the tail light circuit affecting the ground. There was a bulletin on this. Contents can be found here - http://www.justanswer.com/questions/...-of-a-sudden-a

I assume you mean 'tail light' by 'back light'.
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:42 PM   #4
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yaho one of my licence plate lights are out, but the resta re fine, and i think it might be the false alarm too.
thanks guys ima go get it checked a mechanic too, jst to see whats goin on =)
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:10 PM   #5
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got same prob but my lights are fine, and I checked the wiring as well, no burn outs...
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:14 PM   #6
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It is usually not the wiring but the plug the wiring goes into at the tail lights, the parts should be under 10 to fix it at any dealer, just pull out your pins and repin the new harness
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