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Old 03-24-2004, 12:00 AM
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Default RE: Brake light problems ( 58bird )

I bought Sylvania bulbs (1157)and replaced all four. Its still doing the same thing. Im gonna do the test you suggested tommorow (didnt have too much time tonight to fool with it). Even with new bulbs I have no inner brake lights...........wouldnt this mean there is a short or break in the green wires??? When I turn on the headlights........the inner tail lights actually burn double bright.
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Old 03-28-2004, 12:47 AM
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Default RE: Brake light problems ( 58bird )

My god !!!! Im obsessed now

I got my inner lights to function as brake lights as normal.......it seems (after pulling half the interior out) that underneath the dash.........some wires were not plugged in right. All 4 burn correctly when the headlight switch is on. The two outer signal lights work.............but (ARRRRRG !!) the two outside lights do not come on when the brakes are applied. At least I know now that they will all function.............so Im gonna keep plugging and unplgging till I hit the right configuration.
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Old 03-31-2004, 09:32 PM
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Default RE: Brake light problems ( 58bird )

I don't mean to jump in here as an outsider but the 58 had 2 different configurations of rear lights. Unfortunately I am in Miss. and don't have access to my notes and cars.
Basically there were 2 different wiring configurations for the rear of the car and it sounds like you have one of them. Don't start cutting wires or moving plugs around. The wiring diagrams that are out there will only confuse the issue.
I get home Sat night and should be able to give you an answer on Sunday.

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Old 03-31-2004, 10:37 PM
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Old 03-31-2004, 11:01 PM
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Default RE: Brake light problems ( 58bird )

Tmj........"whatever" it is...........its under the dash. Although I actually like the way it is now. My inners are for brakes.......my outers are for turn-signal.........and they all burn even at night............and to top it all off...........I put my new headlight switch in and BINGO.........I have a dome light again. Im kinda baffled though........... my old switch had a place for 1 fuse............my new switch has to use 2 fuses. I dont care though........it works well.
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Old 03-31-2004, 11:58 PM
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Default RE: Brake light problems ( 58bird )

I have been thinking about the set up you talked about with only the outside lenses work for the brake lights and the turn signals. If my memory serves me right this is one of the configurations used for 58.
But we all know that with age the memory seems to go.

More info Sun.

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Old 04-05-2004, 10:31 PM
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Default RE: Brake light problems ( 58bird )

I am in Wi. now and took me a while to find the write up I did on the 58 lighting system.

It is not stored on a computer so need to sedn you a copy via snail mail. Email me your address and I weill send the paperwork.

My email addrsss is tmjsong1@aol.com

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PS I will do a tech. article to include in the VTCI Scoop. This might be my first one as it is already partially written.
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