i have a 1984 mercury marquis that i bought at an auction to find out that
my tail lights dont work. i replaced the fuse. and it didnt work. i have
brake lights and reverse lights. i have headlights and brites but no tail
lights. i cant figure out whats wrong here. please help. thank
check and see if your tail lights are in backwards
if you remove them they should have two little "ears" on the side, one higher than the other
putting them in backwards will cause only one of them to light, not both
how bout you see the bulbs? are they burnt out? its usually the most obvious things that are wrong... :rolleyes:
the bulbs arent burnt out and they are in te right way. the tail lights and
the brake lights use the same bulbs. which is why i dont understand why i
have no tail lights.
are you sure they are in the right way?
i was going to go into explaining why you need to make sure, but i've got an idea that you didn't check and just ignored what i said
It's very possible you may have a bad switch. Notorious for earlier model ford/ merqs. It's almost impossible to install the bulbs backwards without crushing the glass in your hand, being, one tip is set higher than the other.
no it isn't
trust me on that
i've done it several times, on several different vehicles, it's not that hard at all
What can I say? Your'e special or lucky. No pun intended.......... Maybe I should have said , twisting the bulb out of the base.
With an avater like that you should have called yourself Jolly Roger. You
bought a car at auction just to find out the tail lights don't work? You
could have saved alot of money by just reaching in and turning them on.
The first question is;
If the answer is no, go directly to the switch and replace it. If the answer is yes, you have an open circuit between the switch and tail lights. Time to break out the old wiring diagram and test light.
The probability is 98% you'll need a switch, just like lectroid said.
Note to lectroid. It is possible to get the bulbs (1157) in backwards, I see it all the time (you can even jam in an 1156), but... the contacts will simply be reversed and you'll have brighter tail lights than brake lights. This is not so good if you don't like to be rear ended.
DISCLAIMER: The last sentence was not a homosexual joke, but this is.
Q: How can you tell you're at a gay picnic?
A: The hotdogs taste like shit.
Oops, wrong wording, should have said hard to do,You would almost have to be an idiot,,,,,,, has never happened to me and I won't be eating anymore hotdogs!
I agree 100%. They made the light bulbs idiot proof... Then they improved the idiot. ;)
How come no joke on this post?
Jokes can be offensive to some people. Because of that I don't believe in
How's that? 8)
That's bullshit :rolleyes: How in the world would anyone get offended on this site :D
Four Cajuns were sitting around a campfire near the Atchafalaya Basin. They
were "philosophizing" on what was the fastest thing in the world.
Boudreaux said, "I tink de fassest ting in the werld is a 'tought', because before you ken tink of it it's already tought."
Thibodeaux said, "No, the fassest ting in the werld is a 'blink' because before you ken tink about it you dun blunk already."
Alfonse said, "No, the fassest ting in the werld is lectricity because when you turn dat light switch on de lectricity travels fass-fass and the lights come on before you know it."
T-Boy said,"Ya'll all wrongg, the fassest ting in the werld is diarrhea."
Everyone asked, "Diarrhea?"
T-Boy said, "Yea, lass night before I could tink, blink, or turn on de lights, I don shit ma pants."
I'll have to build my joke stash back-up. Lost them all after my cpu smoked
and burned a few months ago. I had that one. NO, I didn't have them backed
up. Here's an old one.
Sometimes women are overly suspicious of their husbands. When Adam
stayed out very late for a few nights, Eve became upset. "You're
running around with other women," she charged.
"You're being unreasonable," Adam responded. "You're the only woman on
earth." The quarrel continued until Adam fell asleep, only to be
awakened by someone poking him in the chest.
It was Eve. "What do you think you're doing?" Adam demanded.
"Counting your ribs," said Eve.
pfft, you dont know how people feel sometimes, people can get offended easily and commit suicide, how would you feel to hear that your name was on someones suicide note? ive seen it on tv! just think about what you say to people and dont just shrug it off like you just did, BTW: im not thinking of suicide.
that was so far out of left field that i think it was actually a normal
yeah asa i would agree with you....and while on the topic of jokes heres
Walking up to his favorite club, a man notices a cute blonde crying in the entrance way. Being the gentleman that he was, he asked her what was wrong. Sucking up her tears, she pointed to a sign by the door: "You must be 21 years of age to enter" "that's the 7th club I've been to tonight that had that stupid rule." Feeling sorry for her, knowing what a great club it is, he askes her how many years it is until she's 21. Wiping away tears, she responds." That's just it. I'm 22. Kinda shitty that you can only go clubbing for 1 year, huh?
:D boy i love being a redhead...no readhead jokes!