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Old 09-07-2015, 03:00 PM
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Lamp Failure Sensor

Hello Guys,

Havent been on here in a while. Car has been running good.

I have a simple question in regards to the brake failure sensors in the tail lights. I was trying to figure out how to bypass the sensor on the driverside tail light.

Just need to know what wires to cute and splice and move. Thank you
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Are you talking about the little rectangle plastic box?I always thought that if you pulled the connector off it, It wouldn't work. I was told that there are two boxes. One for 3rd brake light and the other was for the spoiler light.
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Re: Lamp Failure Sensor

Its the little box with the tail lights that has the plug with all the wires running to it. Mine keeps going out bc these parts are old and i heard it is common. I am trying to figure out to just bypass that failure lamp sensor.
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Do you have the third brake light in the rear window or a spoiler light?
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Re: Lamp Failure Sensor

My car has the third brake light on the window. I have seen someone mention the white with green wire to be grounded and it should bypass but I am not sure with that
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Re: Lamp Failure Sensor

Don't bypass it. Fix the ground.

Bypassing it may get you a ticket for having a light out you didn't know you had.

Sometimes the Poh-Lease just love to have a reason to pull over the Japanese sports car.

If you have an LED bulb in there you'll need to add resistance or you get a perma-lamp out deal.
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Its the little box with the tail lights that has the plug with all the wires running to it. Mine keeps going out bc these parts are old and i heard it is common. I am trying to figure out to just bypass that failure lamp sensor.
Do those boxes have printed circuit boards inside? I don't have one to look at anymore. If so, one thing you can try is to remove the printed circuit board from the plastic box. Using a soldering iron, re-flow all of the solder connections. It would be best to remove the solder and replace with new, but I don't recommend doing this unless you have been trained or are skilled at soldering. It's easy to damage a pc board if you don't know what you're doing.
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Re: Lamp Failure Sensor

My brake lamp was on, too, but someone didn't let the back seat completely shut. Go make sure your back seat in not un-latched and make sure it is shut. My brake lamp went off after that
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Are you talking about the little rectangle plastic box?I always thought that if you pulled the connector off it, It wouldn't work. I was told that there are two boxes. One for 3rd brake light and the other was for the spoiler light.
Hello, where is this box located, and does it also stop the cruise control from working?
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Hello, where is this box located
in the center rear of rhe tail light housings

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and does it also stop the cruise control from working
what?! No. The brake light failure lamp is not connected to the CC.
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My brake lamp was on, too, but someone didn't let the back seat completely shut. Go make sure your back seat in not un-latched and make sure it is shut. My brake lamp went off after that
That was a just a coincidence, the two are not related
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Do those boxes have printed circuit boards inside?
yes. They are very basic amperage monitors using through hole components. The large through hole components make repair very easy with low to no experience.
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