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Old 09-09-2015, 06:17 PM   #1
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Rear tail light problems....

My left tail light is currently out and not working.

I have checked the fuses and know its good, also the right side tail/brake lights are working and I know its only 1 fuse that power's both sides.

I have tried switching the light bulbs and that didn't work.

I have also tried swtiching out the the tail ends of that connected to the power and this also was not successful.


Any other things I could possibly try?
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:49 PM   #2
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Does just the tail not work, or do both the tail and brake not work?

If it is both, try jumping the white/black wire to a solid chassis ground and see if that makes it work again.
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Old 09-12-2015, 06:40 PM   #3
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they both won't work, call me an idiot here but how do i jumpstart a solid chassis ground? where on a yaris would i find this?
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they both won't work, call me an idiot here but how do i jumpstart a solid chassis ground? where on a yaris would i find this?
My question was - On the not working side is both the tail light and brake light not working or is just the tail not working?
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My question was - On the not working side is both the tail light and brake light not working or is just the tail not working?

They both are not working.
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Them both not working points to a ground issue, as that is the only thing common about them. By jumping it to a chassis ground I mean taking a piece of wire and making connection between the pin on the taillight connector and a chassis ground point (bare metal). Since the other side is working, you can also jump from the white/black wire one side to the other.
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