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Tail lights are not...

Tail lights are not working, changed bulbs, but still not working. However, brake lights are working

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the bulbs? Have you checked the connection?

Checked bulbs, purchased new ones from dealership ship. They are out on both sides, so I figured it is not connection

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car?

2000 jaguar xj8

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your XJ8 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I replaced the bulb for brake lights successfully. I noticed dash board message to check rear lights. I discovered no rear lights, so I replaced bulbs,but still no lights.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Yes, how do I locate the tail light fuse

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Jaguar Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** welcome to just answers! I will be assisting you with all of your vehicle questions today. Give me one moment while I review your question and come back with a answer. Please be aware I do not know your skill level or abilities so I will be asking a lot of questions and in a lot of cases we will respond to each other quite a lot before we find a solution. As far as phone calls are concerned that is the system prompting you, not me, and they do cost more money, I prefer text but in some cases a phone call is required. If I don’t answer right away or quickly in conversation I am helping another customer or have stepped out for a moment and will respond as soon as I can. Ok lets get started!

Ok check 7 and 5 fuse in left rear seat fuse panel and 3 in right rear fuse panel

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
When you say check 7 and 5 fuse, do I count from the left?
Jaguar Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

it should be labeled in there, some have the individual numbers and some have on number on each end and you can tell whats in between

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
when I open the fuse box, the fuses don't appear to be numbered. they just show the amp 5, 10, 20, 25, and 30
Jaguar Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

I dont have a layout of this just a wiring diagram, do you have a manual ?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I already checked, there isn't any info on fuses in the manual
Jaguar Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

ok well ill open this back up to the other techs maybe they have this information

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Jaguar Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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Hello my name is ***** ***** I believe I may be able to help you figure this one out.

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Jaguar Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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Please respond if you still would like help.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
open to any suggestions you may have
Jaguar Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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Hi there, I was looking at your wiring diagram and I found that the power that goes to the tail lamps comes from the Body processor module behind the glove box. If it was me, I would remove the connector from the module and apply power to pin 54 and pin 28. 54 is the right tail light and 28 is the left. If they light up when you apply power you know the wiring is good all the way to the lamps. If they don't, well then you know it is the wiring. Questions? Ask away, that's what I am here for.

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