ok, parts changer...
Originally Posted by jcutsh
If you read his post you will see there is a third light in the rear widow, which comes on when he presses the brake pedal (course that could be cause by chaffed wires in the glovebox). Also he has not even replaced the bulbs. Now what would you do first thing.
If you read my post, you will find, those are dual bulbs, Heard of those, have ya??
if you read my post, i said...
if the turn signals and emergency flashers work, the bulbs (and grounds) are fine. a 78 should not have a third brake light unless it's aftermarket...
mkay, i thought i saw turn signals in the original post. i was wrong there. but that was an proper inference, b/c on a dual filament bulb, the flashers (which he did
say worked) use the same filament as the turn signals and the... brake lights
... whereas the parking lights (which he also stated worked...) use the other filament... so, from that, we can infer that both filaments work if the op was giving proper information. so given that information, why change the bulbs if the op indirectly stated that they're ok? it would also infer that the grounds are ok. 78's did not
come from the factory w/ third brake lights... so who knows how it got there, who put it in and how it's wired in... do you
know exactly without tearing this guy's car apart? for all we know, this light could have come w/ a 2nd brake light switch to keep people from f*cking up their original wiring.
So let me get this straight, If your engine is missing, you go for a piston change instead of checking the plug wires first? Is that how it works in your garage?
his bulbs bad? so now that you've thrown parts at it, tell me about how you're right-- now that they still don't work... is that how it works in your garage? just throw parts at it until it works?
looking at the original post here, he also said that he cleaned the bulbs, which would normally entail removing said bulb and cleaning it, which would lead to diclosure of any significant amount of rust found in the sockets.... no such disclosure found, so wouldn't a visual inspection by op eliminate a problem in the bulb/socket connection area?
so now that i've chopped this info into small pieces so you can chew it. tell me where i'm wrong...