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Old 07-14-2007, 11:02 AM
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Bulb burned ligth on all the time

My car is a 560 1988 sl. I hope I can get somebody to help me with this. The issue is that as soon as I step on the brake pedal , the burned out bulb warning ligth onthe console, ligths on and stays on all the time. On checking the ligths , the third brake ligth (mounted on thr trunk lid) does not ligth up. I changed the bulb, but it still does not ligth. I checked the fuses, but they all seem ok. Obviously there is no juice to the ligth, but i do not know where to look now, or how to check the wiring. Can anybody help? I tried to search this web site, but no luck. Any ideas will be much appreciated.
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Old 07-14-2007, 11:32 AM
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The most common failure is the in wiring around the trunk hinge. After years of opening the trunk the flexing of the wires break them. Most people just put in a short patch wire once they find the open.
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:32 AM
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Thanks for the tip gsmith, I will look up that wire break, Hope it is all.
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Old 07-21-2007, 09:46 AM
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To update.
For months I was driving around with that annoying ligth. I had checked the wiring before, but because the wiring is covered with a cloth mesh, i did not see the break in the wiring. It was because of gsmith comment, that I checked more agressively. And yes, there it was rigth at the hinge, although I had to look through the soft top comparment to really see where the wire was bending. Once I found the break, of course, fixing it was a breeze. I did not realized how much that ligth was bothering me until I fixed it!.
Thanks again gsmith
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