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Old 08-04-2005   #1
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Cinq 1 rear tail light - brake light on with lights?

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The mot is due on the Cinq Sporting and I replaced a blown bulb twice for the tail lights. Now I noticed that it is always much brighter than the other side. After replacing it for the 2nd time I realised it is actually the brake light which is on with the tail light permanently, hence burning out bulbs regulary.

I have tried cleaning the contacts but everything looks sweet and so simple. But the brake lights work great when the lights are off, its when you put on the lights, the left rear taillight illuminates the brake lamp too.

Can anyone tell me where to begin fixing this, I am running out of time...
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Re: Cinq 1 rear tail light - brake light on with lights?

Put the bulb in the other way up.

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Re: Cinq 1 rear tail light - brake light on with lights?

Thanks, Is it really that simple? I didn't think you could put the bulb in the wrong way...
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Re: Cinq 1 rear tail light - brake light on with lights?

There are two contacts on the bottom of the bulb, one for the brake and one for the side light.

Yes, its that simple

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Re: Cinq 1 rear tail light - brake light on with lights?

I checked it out. And bingo!! Seems it is possible to fit the bulb the wrong way round. All is well again. Thanks v.much. How stupid do I feel now...
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