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Old 08-06-2016   #1
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Rear light cluster

Hi everyone, might me a long one so buckle up!

She's a 62 Evo.

I had the check rear RHS indicator error come up on the dash last week, I had already changed the indicator bulb a few weeks before as the other had blown. Now here is where it might get confusing so I'll separate it out!

Upon inspection the bulb has not blown.

When the brake pedal is pressed, the indicator, along with the brake bulb light up quite slowly.

The indicator does not indicate when asked.

When the side lights are on and I'm indicating, the tail light indicates in place of the indicator (safety feature perhaps?)

Now, when I try to brake and indicate, the brake and indicator lights come on slowly (as before) but the tail light does not flash.

I bought the car at the very end of February and naturally, it has been days past the end of the three month warranty...
I've called the dealer and need to call again tomorrow morning to speak to the service department. So if I'm lucky, they might be nice.



If not... Anyone know a good place to get least one of the clusters (definitely the O/S)?

And does it matter if the light cluster is for a sporting model?

I'm off to France in a few weeks, so I want it sorted before then. As we know what they're like with bulbs!

Let me know if you need more info!

Appreciate it!
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Hi everyone, might me a long one so buckle up!

She's a 62 Evo.

I had the check rear RHS indicator error come up on the dash last week, I had already changed the indicator bulb a few weeks before as the other had blown. Now here is where it might get confusing so I'll separate it out!

Upon inspection the bulb has not blown.

When the brake pedal is pressed, the indicator, along with the brake bulb light up quite slowly.

The indicator does not indicate when asked.

When the side lights are on and I'm indicating, the tail light indicates in place of the indicator (safety feature perhaps?)

Now, when I try to brake and indicate, the brake and indicator lights come on slowly (as before) but the tail light does not flash.

I bought the car at the very end of February and naturally, it has been days past the end of the three month warranty...
I've called the dealer and need to call again tomorrow morning to speak to the service department. So if I'm lucky, they might be nice.



If not... Anyone know a good place to get least one of the clusters (definitely the O/S)?

And does it matter if the light cluster is for a sporting model?

I'm off to France in a few weeks, so I want it sorted before then. As we know what they're like with bulbs!

Let me know if you need more info!

Appreciate it!
James

Hi,
AFAIK the LED clusters cannot be repaired,
I'd try shop4parts ..
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Re: Rear light cluster

Try cleaning the little plug and the contacts it plugs into the car with..

Check for corrosion an electrical contact cleaner spray will help
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Thanks guys, I'll investigate!
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No corrosion, and the contact cleaner hasn't seemed to have worked.

The dealer are not going to cover it with the expired warranty (somewhat understandable).

I'm happy to try a replacement unit, but my main concern is if it's a problem deeper into the car.
Could this be a fuse issue?
Or the central electrical unit?
Or the wires have shorted due to the insulation melting in the glorious heat we've had recently? She sits in the sun all day at work...
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No corrosion, and the contact cleaner hasn't seemed to have worked.

The dealer are not going to cover it with the expired warranty (somewhat understandable).

I'm happy to try a replacement unit, but my main concern is if it's a problem deeper into the car.
Could this be a fuse issue?
Or the central electrical unit?
Or the wires have shorted due to the insulation melting in the glorious heat we've had recently? She sits in the sun all day at work...

remove boot plastic trim against back of boot (near where hatch shuts) remove the big torx bolt where the lid spring hits

remove 2 screws and pull up rubber seal

prise off plastic trim pulling upwards

Passenger side corner behind it (might need to fold carpet back in the left corner) you will find the Main boot earth point (all the black wires meet there check all the wires are solid and crimped securely (one of the many goes to the light cluster)
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