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    Hello anyone else experienced this? please help.

    The bulb warning light appeared on dash and when i checked lights i discovered that when the side lights are on the driver side is fine but on passenger side the indicator light stays permanently on instead and no side light.

    Described on mot failure sheet as:

    Nearside front direction indicators adversely affected by the operation of another lamp

    Nearside front position lamp not working

    Also have another problem relating to lights.. Centre rear brake light not woking! Is this related or can this be replaced? Unsure how you would get to it..

    Any suggestions welcome!
     
     

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    Sounds like an earthing problem, have a check of that first.
     
     

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    the indicator is designed to do that when the sidelight bulb fails, just replace the bulb and it will return to normal!
    as for the centre brake light it could just be a broken wire where the boot lid hinges
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    nice1 johnny ! didnt kno that, tried 2 get the bulb holder out though and its a right nightmare ! mite b cheaper than payin labour costs at garage though or mite jus go halfords they fit for 3 quid im sure
     
     

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    You should check the electrical connector in the cluster.

    Pop the light cluster off from inside the boot and check the electrical connector

    You will probably find the earth (brown) wire has heated on the conenctor. clean up, or replace if you can, the crimp connector.
     
     

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