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Old 10-30-2004, 01:18 PM   #1
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The other night i was driving my girlfriend home and i noticed that it said LAMP MONITOR: Tail Lamp, in the driver information screen thing. So I had my dad hop in and hit the brakes, turn signals, and reverse lights. But i don't think that the brake lights that are on the trunk lid were lighting up. All of the others seemed to work. Anybody know what might be wrong and how i could fix it?
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If all the lights are functioning properly, then it'* probably just crap on the connectors. Remove the bulbs, and clean the bulb and socket thoroughly with 50/50 simple green and a small brush. Dry it up, put all the bulbs back in, check for operation, and see what the DIC says.


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i don't think that the brake lights that are on the trunk lid were lighting up. All of the others seemed to work.
Well first guess if they are not working is maybe a burnt bulb. That is what I would check for first. Also once you re-install a new bulb it may take a bit before the computer senses the new working bulbs.


That is what happened on my Bonneville. It was my front signal light though and the warning only went away once I used my signal light a few times.
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I double checked and all of the tail lamps are working. None of them appear to be burnt out. I didn't unhook anything, what should i do?
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I know on mine when the lamp check comes on it will show a line by which light is burnt and tell you which one. I had a tail lamp out and it said tail lamp and there was a line next to or under the passenger side of the picture of the car. Sure enough 1 bulb out of the 2 or 3 back there was burnt. I still had lights on that side but not the full light.

It is sensing a chang of resistance so it very well could be that it is dirty.
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Review my previous post.


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Your license plate lights are on the same circuit. Don't overlook them.
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Your license plate lights are on the same circuit. Don't overlook them.
Are those on all the time or only when i have my lights on?
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They come on when the lights come on but if one burns out the lamp monitor will still tell you there is a burnt bulb.
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Well i checked it out, and surely enough the passenger side light for my liscence plate was out. Anybody know how to change it and where to get the replacement?
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