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tailight problem

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by civicorprelude67, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. civicorprelude67

    civicorprelude67 New Member

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    i have a 2000 honda civic and i have been driving it without any tailights or brake lights except for the 1 brake light in the car on the back. I finally got around to getting new bulbs and have replaced them all. I now have brake lights but i dont have just the running lights that run while your driving. I got brand new bulbs, i checked the fuses. I have no idea what is going on. Any help would be really appreciated.
     
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    By running lights do you mean the red lights and the license plate lights. If so then you may have a wiring problem as all of those lights are run off of a single wire that goes from the front driver's side to the back.
     
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    yea the red lights that just run while your driving. Is there anyway to check if im getting power to the wires in the back?
     
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    im kinda having the same problem with my 92 civic 4dr dx. but...i have the tail lights and the license plate lights and the blinkers. but no brake light...i have replace the bulbs, brake switch, and checked all the fuses....i dont know whats going on with that....lmao....any help or advise to fix it befor i get a ticket...lol
     
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    yea i know what you mean, ive already gotten pulled over and gotten a warning lol
     
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    lmao....ive been driving like that for 5 months...hahha...fuck it...
     
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    do you know where the wire runs along the car? which side of the car is the tailight wire on?
     
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    do you have the right bulbs?
     
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    yes they look identical and there the ones the guy gave me at the local parts store for a 2000 honda civic.
     
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    Taillight wires run along the drivers side of the car, under the plastic panels on the floor.
     
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    ok thanks, but do you have any sugestions why they wouldnt be turned on?
    i went the the scrap yard and pick me up a new headlight switch on the side of the steering wheel. The one in there was cracked and broken so i thought that it might not be actaully turning them on....but i guess it wasent.
     
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    They probably aren't receiving power. As I said everything, except the brake lights are powered off of one wire.
     
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    so i finally got it working. My car has a hidden hitch and the wiring harness for that was shorting out my taillights, cuz they hook up to your brake lights.
     
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    Congrats on solving the problem.
     
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