MY BACK LIGHTS ON THE CAR ARE NOT WORKING.

  • Tiny
  • amybean31
  • 1999 Ford Ka
  • 85,000 miles

Yet my brake lights and my hazard lights are working. I have changed the fuses and the bulbs yet nothing is working. What could this be?

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.

Monday, March 12th, 2012 AT 1:42 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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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?

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Monday, March 12th, 2012 AT 3:08 PM
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I have changed all of the fuses and bulbs yet nothing is working.

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Monday, March 12th, 2012 AT 4:31 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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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.

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Monday, March 12th, 2012 AT 5:50 PM
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  • amybean31
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Okay thankyou. If there is a problem with the 'switch' how much averagely would it cost to replace?

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Monday, March 12th, 2012 AT 5:53 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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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.

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Monday, March 12th, 2012 AT 6:04 PM
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What is the name of this switch, just so I can investigate prices?

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Monday, March 12th, 2012 AT 6:19 PM
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It is commonly called the multifunction switch.

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Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 AT 1:08 PM

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