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Offline 1979NW

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1979 Brake Lights?
« on: April 08, 2012, 05:21:23 PM »
Recently my breaklights went out , im not sure when they stopped working because i dont drive it too much but they DID work , any way to tell if its the wiring or just needs a bulb or something? also when working on them do you do it through the trunk or do you fiddle with that plastic piece that goes over it?

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Re: 1979 Brake Lights?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 05:42:54 PM »
If you rear signals work the bulbs are good.  If they don't...could be the bulbs or wiring.

5 or 6 plastic wingnuts inside trunk will remove each side.
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Re: 1979 Brake Lights?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2012, 11:20:16 PM »
is the fuse good? on the left side towards the bottom I think....
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Offline hada76

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Re: 1979 Brake Lights?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2012, 01:10:44 AM »
not the bulbs (wouldnt all fail at once) look elsewhere
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Re: 1979 Brake Lights?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2012, 12:57:54 PM »
Hello,
I was just having a problem with both brake lights on my 79 Trans Am, the instrument lights also were out.  When I tilted the steering column all the way to the top position everything started working again.  If I tilt the steering wheel below the top position, all the lights go out again.

I need to pull the column apart still to see exactly what the issue is but its something you might want to check on yours.
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Re: 1979 Brake Lights?
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2012, 07:43:44 AM »
I took it apart yesterday - there were 2 wires on the connector for the turn signal switch that were corroded to the point they were broken off but made contact with the tilt steering in top position..  I replaced the turn signal (multifunction switch) and everything works.

You might want to check that if you cant if you cant find anything else wrong.
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