Tail lights not working

Tiny
SARGE2
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  • 2008 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
On a 2008 pt cruiser tail lights and 2 lower brake lights are not working. The upper brake light is the only one coming on. All turn signals also still work. Tried to check the fuse but in the owners manual there is no fuse listed for these lights.
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Monday, December 20th, 2010 AT 5:54 PM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

There are 3 fuses that need to be checked # 3, 33 and 17 here is two guides that should help us get the problem fixed.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

Attached are schematics of the exterior lights. Seems you have a fault with the TIPM or open in wiring circuit from it.

At TIPM check for battery voltage at terminal #8 (White/Violet wire)with tail lights turned on. If voltage is available, check for open in wiring between TIPM and tail lights.

Here are some tail light wiring diagram and fuse panel locations that can help us with the testing (below)

Please let us know what you find.

Cheers, Ken
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Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 AT 7:34 PM
Tiny
GREGORYKPOWELL
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  • 2002 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 86,120 MILES
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 86120 miles

Last night all my light were working. Tried to go to work. I hit the switch to unlock the car. I get nothing. The head lights and tail light does not work. I have to unlock the door with my key. Car runs fine. Just can lock or unlock with remote.
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Thursday, November 16th, 2017 AT 10:22 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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As a 1st step fuses and relays need to be checked


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/99387_pt1_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/99387_pt_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/99387_pt2_1.jpg



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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/99387_pt4_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/99387_pt5_1.jpg

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Thursday, November 16th, 2017 AT 10:22 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KKSTEVENS
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  • 2002 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER
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  • 117,000 MILES
Electrical problem
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 117000 miles

I just bought a 2002 pt cruiser. When I went to go out at night I found my headlights and Taillights are not working. The turn signals and bread lights do.
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Thursday, November 16th, 2017 AT 10:22 AM (Merged)
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SOONERFAN85
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Did you ever find out what the cause of this was. I am currently having the same problem.
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