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Right Rear Brake Light/Signal help

k1n6_michael

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I have a 2003 Ford Explorer Limited and I noticed when I went to drive today, my right signal would strobe fast. Thinking I had a light out, I went and checked both the front and the tail. All running lights seem to be working fine. The only issue I noticed is the right rear tail light doesn't signal, emergency light, or even brake. It does come on though when I turn on my headlights. I had this issue before but it randomly went away. I'd imagine it would be a wiring issue. I just got this car so i'm unsure of where to even begin to look. Car's only got 70k miles :/
Anyone have any ideas?
 


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The high filament in your bulb is burned out while the low filament is fine.

Rear Bulbs: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006H8PHW/
http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=318986

Front Bulbs: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C920CA/
http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=318987
 




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Hugh Janus

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The fast winky seems to be a common method of informing the driver that a bulb is bad on newer cars.
 




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The fast winky seems to be a common method of informing the driver that a bulb is bad on newer cars.

I guess if you consider 1980's+ "newer" lol. That function has been around for a long long time.
 




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The front bulb spec is 3157, which is 3 candlepower minor filament, and 32 candlepower major filament.
I suggest using 3357/3457, which is 3 candlepower minor filament, and 40 candlepower major filament.

Short story > brighter blinking for more visibility.
 




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