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Old 09-04-2010, 04:39 PM
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alright so I have been having my a problem with my brake lights for the past few months with no resolution. Basically what happens is when I hit the brake pedal it pops the fuses which also cuts out my horn and cruise control because they are on the same fuse. I've tried everything and nothing is working. The weird part is sometimes if i put a new fuse in it will work for a day at the most then stop. When the fuse blows you can tell there is a huge power draw because the dome light etc dims right down till the fuse pops so within like 5 seconds. I just had a brilant idea today. I haven't actually looked at the wiring near the brake lights them selves. Just the under dash wiring. So i looked at it today and i noticed a few things a) on each side i notice a a pair of wires that split off and go into a hole run under where the trunk locks into and then out the other side into the harness for the other light. What are those wires for? b) noticed so electrical tape on some of the harness wires that plug into the brake lights them selves so i'm thinking someone must of done something back there before and c) the house for our brake lights is so different compared to other cars. it looks like i have to take the whole housing out before i can actually change the bulbs and there is some sort of box hidden within the housing that has do with the power or something what is it?

I really hope someone can help because I am getting so fed up with this and just getting to the point were i am going to say F it and take it into a honda dealership to get them to look at it as well as to figure out why my cooling fans pick and choose when they want to turn on.
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Re: brake lights

Mine was doing this and one of the wires from the cd player was bare and touching metal and making the fuse pop. Be worth looking into.
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Re: brake lights

Hmm i will have to look into that today. Any other idea's?
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Re: brake lights

Check the wires in your trunk and make sure none have been rubbed through and grounding out.
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Re: brake lights

you shouldn't have to take the whole housing out to change the bulb, there is a plastic part that you just unscrew it comes out and thats how you change the bulb
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Re: brake lights

the cooling fan could be related if theres a short somewhere it could also be a different wire thats faulty
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