Tail / break light problem.

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Tail / break light problem.

Postby Bigblock » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:43 pm

Hi all.
Just bought a sweet little 76 HC Viva Coupe.
Having trouble with the tail / break lights.
Both tail lights go OK but when ya stand on the break pedal, the right ( driver side) tail light goes out, and only the left break light lights up??
Any help'll be much appreciated.
Cheers from New Zealand.
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Re: Tail / break light problem.

Postby rizzo » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:48 pm

Most likely a bad earth, start by checking the earths, and if you have replaced any bulbs recently check you have fitted the correct bulbs as this will also give similar problems. :)
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Re: Tail / break light problem.

Postby 1972nail » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:55 pm

Yep, earthing problem is the most likely cause and it is a very common problem with HC tail lights. I've soldered additional earth wires to my bulb holders to improve reliability.
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Re: Tail / break light problem.

Postby Bigblock » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:26 am

Thanks for the replies guys.
Have been told the same thing by other guys here that know wireing better than me.

Good on ya's.
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