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No brakes, tail light, or signal..indicator light..no bulbs..fuses

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Hello, My left rear signal light...
Hello,
My left rear signal light is not working, no brakes, taillight, or signal. The first symptom I noticed is when I would turn the diretional on, the indicator light inside the car would flash more rapidly then normal. I have tried no bulbs will no luck and have checked the fuses, so now I'm stomped any ideas?
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Ron :

Hello,

Year make and model?

Customer:

2002 ford focus wagan

Customer:

do you have any idea how to fix it

Ron :

I would start with checking the socket to see if it not getting a good ground and or power, Take a 12 volt test light and back probe the power wire behind the socket and see if you have 12 volts there, if so, replace the socket.

Customer:

The socket is checked and works.

Ron :

If the socket works the bulb should flash, how do you know it works?

Customer:

USed a volt tester

Ron :

Did it blink on and off voltage?

How was the ground?

You need a 12 volt test light to see if it blinks.

Customer:

Used a 12 volt test light

Ron :

Ok, did the test light flash?

Customer:

yes

Ron :

Ok, if the light flashes, recheck the ground and if the ground is good, the bulb is bad.

Customer:

where is the ground


 

Customer:

I tried useing brand new bulbs

Customer:

I can't accept this answer

Ron :

There are 2 wires, one is power and one is ground, if the test light flashes, the bulb should as well,

Ron :

You are not required to accept the answer, but the bulb needs signal and ground to flash. I will relist the question for you so you can get the answer you are looking for. Hold on , someone may be able to assist you with what you want.

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