Mechanics

MY BACK LIGHTS ON THE CAR ARE NOT WORKING. YET MY BRAKE LIGHTS AND MY HAZARD LIHTS ARE WORKING. I HAVE CHANGED THE FUSES AND THE BULBS YET NOTHING IS WORKING. WHAT COULD THIS BE?

1999 Ford Ka • 85,000 miles

I have changed the fuses and the bulbs yet nothing has changed.

only my brake lights and hazard lights are working.

also my dashboard isnt illuminating when my lights are on.
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Amybean31
March 12, 2012.



The taillights are linked to the dash illumination and front combination lights. You have a fault with either the fuse, taillight relay, light switch or its wiring.

Have you checked the fuses?

KHLow2008
Mar 12, 2012.
I have changed all of the fuses and bulbs yet nothing is working.

Tiny
Amybean31
Mar 12, 2012.
You would need a test light or DVOM to test the power supply to the switch and output from switch to see which is causing the problem.

KHLow2008
Mar 12, 2012.
Okay thankyou. If there is a problem with the 'switch' how much averagely would it cost to replace?

Tiny
Amybean31
Mar 12, 2012.
Sorry I am not able to provide any costing as prices ranges region to region and the best thing to do is to check at local parts stores for an accurate quote.

KHLow2008
Mar 12, 2012.
What is the name of this switch, just so I can investigate prices?

Tiny
Amybean31
Mar 12, 2012.
It is commonly called the multifunction switch.

KHLow2008
Mar 13, 2012.