The drivers side tail/stop light is acting strangely. (the passenger side works fine). All references below are regarding the drivers side tail/stop light.
With the lights off, stepping on the brake
pedal results in the stop/brake light illuminating. (as one would expect)
Now, turn on the lights
(either parking or headlights
), and the tail light illuminate. (as one would expect)
Now step on brake pedal
, and on the left (drivers
side) tail bezel, the tail light goes out, and the stop/brake light does not go on!!
First I inspected the connector and pins on the tail light assembly. Absolutely no corrosion with connector pigtail and socket in bezel assembly. Busses in bezel assembly are continuous-no problem there. Light
bulb, bulb holder, and bulb socket are fine. I lightly sanded all contact point, sprayed contact cleaner on plug and socket.
To eliminate the bezel assembly as a problem, , I removed it and checked the voltages on the plug with a volt meter - The voltages at the plug do show the same behavior as when the tail bezel is plugged in....the tail bezel assembly is not the problem....something up stream is acting funny.
I don't understand how stepping on the brake pedal
with the lights off causes the brake light to turn on, but when the lights are on, stepping on the brake pedal results in a) no brake light, and b) turns off the tail light. The two circuits should be isolated......
Help pls!!! Any suggestions???? are appreciated!!!!