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Old 12-26-2005, 03:23 PM   #1
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My break lights are not working. I doubt it's the bulbs, as yesterday I swapped the 89+ JDM lights and I'm having the same problem (they came with bulbs).

When I hit the break pedal, the ONLY light than turns on is the one in the spoiler.. but the tail lights do not get a "higher intensity" as they should. I mean, if it's night and I turn the lights on, the rear lights do turn on, but when one breaks, they should light up more.. And when it's daylight and I don't have them on, they should also light up when I break, but they don't. Only the spoiler one.

The dashboard doas indicate there is something wrong (you know, that light next to the "open doors" light). Well, it's not the bulbs I believe, and it's not the pedal contact (because spoiler one works), so, what could it be? Could it be the yellow box in the back? I heard that when that breaks, the break lights stay ON all the time.. is this true? I think I'll take out the box and give it to this electronic tecnician who works for us here at the company so he checks it out, coz it might be hard to find (?). Any1 has ideas?
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Old 12-26-2005, 10:20 PM   #2
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ya i read something like that somewhere. the box or sensor or whatever sometimes screws up and wont let the lights work. you can bypass this but then the light on the dash stays lit. think i read it on sogi
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Old 12-27-2005, 05:15 PM   #3
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I ordered that damned yellow sensor today, 10 bux plus 5 for shipping. Hope it makes my lights work and shut off the bloody cluster light.
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Old 12-29-2005, 03:05 AM   #4
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when you upgrade to 89+ lights you need to get teh light box that comes on 89's as well as they have a different resistance or something

hope ya ordered the right one
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Old 12-29-2005, 05:58 AM   #5
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Now you scared me! I just hope it works once I get it...
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Old 12-29-2005, 12:52 PM   #6
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I was kinda drunk when I replied to that yesterday. Anyways, now that I read it again, I'm angry. If it doesn't work I'll be unhappy I cannot stand that light in the dashboard being on all the time, argh! To me, that's even worse than having the break lights not working, hah. Although that is dangerous, I need them to work properly, as the ones in the wing is small....
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Old 01-03-2006, 10:31 AM   #7
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Hi my lights just did the exact same thing a few days ago and i think its the box because everything else (switch, wires, fuses etc) seem fine. Did you get yours working in the end? Also my soopies taillights have been converted to the 91 tail lights (3 piece) and i have a black lamp failure box in the back..
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Old 01-04-2006, 01:48 PM   #8
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ok now they work again how odd. Id still say its the dodgy box..
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The box hasn't arrived yet. Bloody guy took long to ship, I guess.

I ordered a yellow one... damn, don't tell me it's different... Hope not. Will let ya know when I get it.
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Old 01-18-2006, 09:03 AM   #10
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Where did you order this box from, lifesnotfair? I got quoted AUD$384 for a new geniune one. Stuff that.. Anyone else have any ideas?
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