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Old 10-26-2003, 01:09 AM
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Alright heres a wierd one. For some reason when I hit the brake, five things happen. 1)of course the brake lights turn on, 2) parking lights turn on 3) dash board lights up (as if it were night) 4) fog lights turn on (only when the fog light switch is on) 5) radio display weakens. When I step off the brake everything returns back to normal until once more I brake. I'm guessing the power isn't being distributed right when the brake is hit but I'm only recently into fixing up cars and the electrical system would be a new one for me. Anyone who can lend me an idea on whats going on? its driving me nuts.
Also my friend introduced me to this great product called a clay bar. I had some tar from the road behind my wheel well and with a little bit of soap water it took it off instantly. Its a little pricy but worth it for you other car perfectionist. 16 bucks I think. Might've been 6
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Sounds to me like you have a short somewhere. To be firing off all those lights, though, it'* gonna be a bear to find. Look for a major junction in an exposed area

And people here love the clay bars..
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Check all youe fuses. If one of them os blown the system might be trying to find other ways to route power sorta speak. Also wouldn't hurt tu double check all your brake lights to see if they are working since that seems to be the common denominator in your problem.
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Alright time to get down and buzzy and check the fuses. I think the brake lights all work well because it just got inspected. New Jersey inspection is pretty strict on brake lights. Thanks alot for the help
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http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...cal%20gremlins

had a similar prob... did you replace any bulbs recently?
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yeah the 3rd brake light and the whole driver side fog light (harness and lamp)
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Is your car white by any chance?

Sorry. Couldn't resist.
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Originally Posted by willwren
Is your car white by any chance?

Sorry. Couldn't resist.
alright how'd you guess that one? yeah it is
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Originally Posted by willwren
Is your car white by any chance?

Sorry. Couldn't resist.
meh.... thats not funny Mr Bill........

make sure you didnt cross any wires on the fogs.

also make sure you replaced the 3rd w/ the proper bulb.
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And be careful of the curse.
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