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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:40 pm 
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Hello,

Fiat Punto Grande 2009 - The brake lights work fine with the headlights off.

However with headlights ON the driver's side brake light doesn't work (the dash reports the problem with its little yellow triangle and text warning "CHECK STOP LIGHTS").

I've changed the bulb and checked fuses and the little bits of wiring I can see look clean and in good condition.

Can anyone suggest what else I could try.

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These sort of faults are a nightmare to sort out. A skilled auto electrician could possibly track it down with a multimeter checking the current flows but it would probably be too expensive. One thing that you could do is pull all the spade connectors off and clean the terminals. Rear light clusters are prone to damp and this can lead to bad connections. In particular check any earthing points.

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Check for dampness and short circuits there are two circuits one with lights on and one with off

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Sounds like a classic ground issue on the rear light - without seeing the car I would say the issue is with rear tail light

did you put the bulb in the right way around (if its not a offset pin bulb)

edit. check the plug/socket on the light for corrosion and/or water ingress



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Di electric grease may be useful after repairs

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Seeing that video I was spot on with my earlier advice. :thumbright: I recall a common fault on Astras was the left hand brake bulb blowing. When I was dealing we had a load of Astras which all had this fault. Never found the cause. :scratch:

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