Tail light and park lights

Tiny
KIMMYD2
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  • 1999 FORD CROWN VICTORIA
  • V8
  • TURBO
  • RWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
I am having a problem with park lights and the tail lights not working. At first the fuses kept blowing and the dash light were included in the non working lights. Now the dash lights have started working. The tail lights and park lights are still not working.
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Sunday, March 6th, 2016 AT 5:58 AM

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Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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The dash lights are on the same power circuit as the tail lights for safety reasons so you will know when the tail lights go out. If you have now lost just the tail lights, I would expect you have a wiring problem going to the lights. Could be front or rear.
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Sunday, March 6th, 2016 AT 7:52 AM
Tiny
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Where should I start to look for the problem.
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Sunday, March 6th, 2016 AT 7:53 AM
Tiny
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What color is the wire where do I start to trace the wire
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Sunday, March 6th, 2016 AT 7:58 AM
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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You just need to follow a wiring diagram systematically until yo find the issue.
You have a Lighting Control Module under the dash on the drivers side that actually controls everything. If you have a short circuit in the tail light wiring, it could have burned out the module now.

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Sunday, March 6th, 2016 AT 8:01 AM
Tiny
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I still have all other lights thru tha car working dashboard lights brake light back up light head lights all working so can the lighting control moduler still be bad ir could it just be that tail light wire?
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Sunday, March 6th, 2016 AT 8:06 AM
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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That is for you to determine through testing. There is no magic answer I can give you without testing anything. Someone that know something about electrical testing and circuits needs to do this. I have given you the necessary diagrams.
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Sunday, March 6th, 2016 AT 8:08 AM
Tiny
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Ok thanks one more question should I trace the wire from the main switch and any idea what color the wire for the park light is
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Sunday, March 6th, 2016 AT 8:24 AM
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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All the colors are right in the diagram.
The wire leaving the module, going to the rear lights is BN (brown). I would probably start at that point to determine if the issue is after the module or not. Again, if you are not familiar with electrical circuits and testing you can do more damage than good so I suggest you let the electrical expert do this.
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Sunday, March 6th, 2016 AT 8:30 AM
Tiny
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Ok thank you so much your info was very helpful
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Sunday, March 6th, 2016 AT 8:31 AM

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