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Old 02-10-15, 12:50 PM   #1
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I bought a new pair of rear lights and I can't figure out this problem I am getting. The lights are these ones

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The left one is fine but the right one is not functioning correctly. When I indicate right, instead of it flashing the indicator bulb it is flashing the side light bulb. What's more weird when I swap the lights to see if it could be the car or the lights causing the issue, it does the exact same thing! So I can't figure out if it's the lights or the car or what to do about this? So both lights works on left and both don't work properly on right. And i don't know if I must connect those earth's or where?

Appreciate any advice thank you
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Old 02-10-15, 01:01 PM   #2
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Rear light cluster earth fault? Common issue on 207 and 407.
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Old 02-10-15, 07:34 PM   #3
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Where must I connect those earth's?
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Would say same place just clean the contacts. Give them a light sanding to make sure they connect so there is no resistance to the current.


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Old 08-10-15, 07:42 PM   #5
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I checked the earth and it ain't that.

To clarify, the left light is fully functional. The right light however:-

1. The side light bulb is operated by the side light control which is fine but also flashes with the indicator control (if side light is off).

2. Reverse, fog, brake and indicator don't work on any control.

I swap the lights to see if the right light is defective and the very same occurs with the left light connected to the right light wiring! Anybody know if it still the right light that is defective or something wrong with the car?
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Karim,

re-install your old lights and check to see if they work correctly. If the old ones are working, the problem lies in the new light units.

If you want to check the new lights, remove the new units from the vehicle.
Buy or borrow a good 12-volt battery (maybe from a scrapyard).
Attach a wire to each terminal of this spare battery.
Connect the other end of each wire to each bulb holder, in turn, where the connector usually attaches.
The bulb should light. If it doesn't, either the bulb is faulty or the wire from the connector-to-the-bulb is faulty, or the bulb is not making proper contact with the terminals in the bulb-holder. Test each bulb in turn, testing one bulb unit on the "good" new light, then test the same bulb unit on the "bad" new light.

Don't use your own car battery to do this test....if there is a short circuit in the new light units, you will blow the car's fuse. Or worse.

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Old 08-10-15, 10:54 PM   #7
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Could be a BSI fault or the wiring to the cluster. There should be 6 wires connected to the cluster. 1 is rear fog, 2 is earth, 3 is indicator, 4 is reversing, 5 is tail (side) and 6 is stop light. How did you check the earth connection?
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Thanks for the heads up I will get it further checked. I connected the earth to the old clusters while having the new lights still connected. After I ended up splicing the earth wire and just connected it together which I probably should of not of done I don't get why there's 2 earth's there.
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Old 31-10-15, 10:29 AM   #9
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I returned the rear lights back to the German manufacturer so they can check themselves and they pointed out the German 207's do not have the earth wire that connects to the cluster of the lights. I can't point out why then the wiring is different on these cars?
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