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I have a 2004 crown vic and the rear running lights come on…

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I have a 2004...

I have a 2004 crown vic and the rear running lights come on in the morning but don't come on in the evening

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?

The rear running lights and tag. Brake lights work fine.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '04 Ford?

Crown Vic

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

What do you recommend

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

so the front running lights dont come on when the rears are on?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Fronts work fine.
Rear is the problem
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

is this a police car?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
no
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

ok so im looking at the wiring diagram for that and the exterior lights power are all on one circuit, so you either have a connection issue in the power supply or a ground problem, the ground for that is in the center of the trunk and there are a few splices for the power, the main one being (IN MAIN HARNESS, NEAR BREAKOUT TO IGNITION SWITCH ) thats the locations it is giving me

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Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

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