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Gary, Australia Car Mechanic
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I have a 2004 Holden rodeo ra and the right rear tail light

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I have a 2004 Holden rodeo ra and the right rear tail light w as broken, so I purchased a new one but the wiring t
JA: Have you checked the bulbs? Have you checked the connection?
Customer: the wiring loom connection was too short to connect directly to the one on the car. I then cut some wire from the old tail light and added that to the new light but when connecting to car, the lights didn't work and the reverse light was acting like the indicator. I checked all my connections and they were fine. Can I do away with the connectors and attach wires from new tail light directly to the wires on the car. If so, the colour wiring on the new light is: green, blue red, black and white. The ones on the car are red/blue, black, green, green/brown and green/blue. Which goes with which, pete.
JA: What is the model of your '04 Holden?
Customer: 2004 Holden Rodeo LT RA model
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes, doing myself. As I said, I attached new wires to make it longer so it could reach the connector on the car. Checked all connection and are fine.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No thanks, ***** ***** I can attach wires from new light to car wires without connector and which colour wires go to which.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Hello! My name is Gary.
Welcome to JustAnswer.
I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with a reply shortly.

Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Hello there,

Do you have a testlamp for tomorrow?


Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

You need a testlamp for a job like this.

Can you get one or borrow one?


Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Hello again,

How are you going with this?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards