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Where is the Stop Light Checker located???
Posted 06 April 2011 - 06:58 PM
84 GL wagon, 1800. right rear stoplight keeps going out on me. Every time I try and troubleshoot, it works again (one of these days). So the deal is dash light comes on to tell me it isn't working when I press the brakes. Being that it is one sided, and that the dash light warning comes on, I am thinking (according to schematic) that the problem lies between the lamp and the stop light checker. does this sound about right?
Does anyone know where this thing is located? e.g. - is it buried in the dash, or somewhere in the rear panel? yes I've changed the bulb, and it worked for a few hours and then goes on and off randomly. So I am the lucky one that gets to poke holes in the wire all the way home. wee wee wee. Knowing the location of this checker deal might make my job easier. thanks
Posted 06 April 2011 - 10:43 PM
Edited by GeneralDisorder, 06 April 2011 - 10:45 PM.
Posted 07 April 2011 - 12:27 AM
this sounds weird but the same issue happened to my 84 wagon, long to short the bulb was at fault . the filament burned and created an open no work, but if you hit the brake and it bounced just right it would weld itself back together , and work for a while , then would fail yet again ,, drove me nuts . finally after this happened many times the filament had done this so much that it visually looked very different and faulty even though it still worked most of the time. just one of the really weird things that happened to me.
Posted 08 April 2011 - 12:45 AM
I will try and find the checker tomorrow and report back. thanks for the suggestions.
Posted 08 April 2011 - 11:22 PM
Hope you figure out the problem
Posted 16 April 2011 - 02:32 PM
the next time it started not working, I tried to trouble shoot and discovered that the other side's light was not working. So, I replaced that bulb and it seems to be working for a few days in a row. wild how 2 bulbs need to be replaced just days apart. thanks again for all your suggestions. I will let you know if I encounter any weirdness and fix it.
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