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Replaced rear bumper on a 2014 q5 and now tailgate lamps do

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Replaced rear bumper on a 2014 q5 and now tailgate lamps do not work. only the third brake light functions.
JA: Have you checked the brake fluid? How's the level and when was it last changed?
Customer: The lights in the bumper function correctly as does the third brake lamp which is in the gate. the gate mounted L/R LED lamps not functioning.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I checked all the connectors in the gate and all fuses. all are good.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Nope. That sums it up. We replaced the bumper and now the tailgate r/l lamps do not function. Is there a re-set procedure for the tailgate sensor? Perhaps it thinks it is open and will not let the lamps goon.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  peterpete190 replied 11 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

Inspect for any damaged wiring that may have occurred when the bumper was replaced.In some cases the wiring can become damaged causing a fault like this here and may need repaired or replaced to correct this fault.If this is or was already checked and found to be o.k. let me know.

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Thanks Pete