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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 5th, 02, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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All the rear lights in my '68 work properly except for the far right rear passenger light. When the lights are on the individual light in question shines bright as if the brakes were being applied. The inside rear passenger light and all the driver side rear lights though shine properly. When the brakes are applied everything shines bright. When the brakes are applied without the lights on, the light in question does not activate. So as of right now the light in question only works with the lights on and it shines bright constantly. The puzzling part is the hot for the light in question is spliced with the inside light. Could this simply be a grounding problem....Thanks

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 02, 01:44 AM
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One thing to check is to look at all the bulbs and make sure they're all the same part number.
Other than that, someone here will have the wiring diagram and be able to tell you how the rear lights should be wired. I've got a 69 so my diagrams are probably wrong.

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From what you mention, your car is an RS and might have problems with the grounding of the sockets thru the tail lamp bezels. Another thing that comes to mind is that maybe someone spliced the parking lights wire to the wrong filament/wire on that outside passenger lamp socket. Those lamps, think are 1157, have two filaments and one is supposed to shine brigther so you can notice a difference between the parking lights and the stop lights.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 02, 01:35 PM
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First make sure the bulb on the far right isn't jammed in 180 degrees from where it should be. There is a high and a low pin on the 1157 bulb that correspond with slots in the socket. If the bulb's in right switch the two wires on the outer socket.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 02, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks gentlemen. I checked every avenue you brought up with no avail. The wiring is a painless kit and I checked it thoroughly and it is installed and wired correctly. So I finally decided to install a new socket and bingo, it worked perfectly. The socket I replaced was new also, just installed, but I guess there was a flaw in the socket itself. Those kind of problems are hard to diagnose when you assume the product is ok. Thanks for the help.
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