2005 GL1800 Brake lights problems


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2005 GL1800 Brake lights problems

Post by wpkirk » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:42 pm



Haveing a problem w/ the brake/signal Back Lights, when brake is aplied the bck left signal comes on and both turn indicators come on. when a turn signal is aplied the bck left brake light comes on. I understand there is recalls w/ the brake system and the trunk lock, Could this be related? if the bck lighting harness is unplugged ,every thing works properly!



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Re: 2005 GL1800 Brake lights problems

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:45 pm

Virtually every time you see bizarre, unexplainable behavior like this, it's due to a bad ground. A ground wire or connection becomes disconnected, so when power is applied, it has to find a different way to ground - and often that different way includes through other, unrelated bulbs, which then light up in the process.

Check the ground wires for all of your brake lights.

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