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Re: new rear harness and lighting trouble

To: William Killeffer <>
Subject: Re: new rear harness and lighting trouble
From: Rocky Frisco <>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 04:42:15 -0600
William Killeffer wrote:
> Hello listers,
> I installed a new rear wiring harness from Victoria British today. The
> quality is good and everything back there works better now, but there is one
> problem. Something is wrong with the lights on the passenger (right) side.
> The brake light works, but the tail light and sidemarker don't and turn
> signal only lights up without flashing. Also, either the brake or tail light
> glows very faintly when the turn signal is switched on. Looking at the old
> rear harness, it appears that a DPO in the past ran a wire from the left
> side lights to the right side in order to make them operational. I have
> tested all the bulbs and double checked all connections. I used contact
> cleaner and dilectric grease on all of them. I can only guess at what would
> cause the lights one one side to malfunction. My question to you is what's
> the next step I should take. Also, do the tail light and side marker lights
> ground themselves to the body through their nuts and bolts? Even though the
> main harness will need replacement in the near future, I can't afford to do
> it just yet. 

Might be a bad ground. Run an extra wire all the way from the
battery ground post to the ground of the light cluster. If it starts
working right, there's your answer.

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