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Old 06-18-2004, 03:51 PM   #1
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Hi there , i'm newly came a member here to this forum and very happy that we have such club .

Now my problem is that my lamp monitor in the DIC all the time says brake lamp (and showing the center window lamp indicator light on) and won't go out
All of the bulbs are good working , even the specified one .
I try to remove the battery and again I connect it , I start the car ití* gone and no more indicating for any failures
When I drive the car at night I open the head lights and suddenly when I apply the brake the same light in the lamp monitor came on, I check the bulbs all was oky !!
Then again I remove the battery cable and connect it one again. I went inside the car to start it I found every things fine , I apply the brake many times nothing came in the lamp monitor . only when I open the main lights and without applying the brake it will after tow second indicate that the brake lamp not working .

Please any body can help me ?
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Make sure you have an 1156 bulb (is that the right one? Look in Techinfo) installed. Other bulbs will fit, and light up, but will trick the monitor. I've done it. Very frustrating.

My best advice is to verify the bulb # and clean the socket with contact cleaner and a toothbrush.
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Thanks for your instant reply ,
The bulb was the factory instualled one and it'* working . i chek it and clean the soket but stil the same problem ??!!
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Other than the wrong bulb, or a burnt bulb, the only thing I've ever seen cause this is light corrosion in the socket and base of the bulb. It only takes a little to fool the lamp monitor.

You may also want to consider putting some dielectric grease on the base of the bulb.
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Off topic: Does U.A.E stand for United Arab Emirates?

It'* cool to see Bonnies from other places besides North America.
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yes i am staying in the United Arab Emirates and i have the last my sweeeeeety bonnies for more than 8 years and wish to be able to buy the 2004 mod. but it'* not comeing any more to the gulf contrys since 1995 .
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I don't know how cheap bulbs are there, but I would replace all the brake bulbs, the four in the tail lamps, and the one or two in the high-mounted center brake lamp.
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I remov all the bulbs and again I reinstall it , then I bought a new one but stil no way ití* showing me the same message regarding the center window brake lamp ,,, whay ??? Iím going to come crazy !!?? I donít know what happened there was nothing ??!!

pleas help me guys , and still I have a lot of problems I will post it soon .
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Double check that it is not indicating "tail lamp" instead of "brake lamp."

Did you replace the lamps in the center mount brake lamp?
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A little more specifically, the one in the rear window. Access it from inside the trunk, up under the rear deck (between the speakers).

I'd still say to replace the bulb with a new one, and clean the socket very well.
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