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HELP check running lights HELP

HELP.....
Can someone point me in right direction....
2012 punto

when car is running during the day ie no lights on (only day time running lights)
everything is fine
However come night time switch on lights and within a few seconds or minutes get error triangle and check running lights
Now heres the bit i dont understand
i checked all lamps/bulbs all okay.
apart from rear passenger led which was dim(see other threads)
so replaced entire cluster bingo no more dim leds on passenger side.......
but then i get error triangle flash up check running lights
What is going on ......
do i need to get ecu cleared of codes? is there a way of forcing a manual reset?
the only day running lights on the car are in the front head lamps and they seem fine....if they were faulty or on their way out surely it would come up on dash with out head lamps on ?
please help
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HELP.....
Can someone point me in right direction....
2012 punto

when car is running during the day ie no lights on (only day time running lights)
everything is fine
However come night time switch on lights and within a few seconds or minutes get error triangle and check running lights
Now heres the bit i dont understand
i checked all lamps/bulbs all okay.
apart from rear passenger led which was dim(see other threads)
so replaced entire cluster bingo no more dim leds on passenger side.......
but then i get error triangle flash up check running lights
What is going on ......
do i need to get ecu cleared of codes? is there a way of forcing a manual reset?
the only day running lights on the car are in the front head lamps and they seem fine....if they were faulty or on their way out surely it would come up on dash with out head lamps on ?
please help
Sounds odd. Normally poor connection.etc
as its monitoring whats being used..eg.led bulbs
as youve fitted a different light unit a relearn could do the trick..look in 500 section it maybe theyve had similar before..?

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Re: HELP check running lights HELP

Ha Ha
funnily enough sorted
thanks varescrazy for input
Went out to car this morning started up and left running whilst scraping ice off windows
put lights on yellow triangle as usual
got in car to drive and error gone so must have re-calibrated itself
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Re: HELP check running lights HELP

Nope not sorted
Still get error
Seems to be okay if car has been running for 20/30 seconds or so and then put lights on.
But if lights get put on straight away error check running lights
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Re: HELP check running lights HELP

with ignition off turn on parking lights both front ones working?
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Parking lights ok both front on and both rear LEDs
However didn't get an error message?


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Re: HELP check running lights HELP

Hey,
I'm new to this community, I've upgraded from a Mk2a.
I bought it and got it yesterday and noticed the same error message on the way home. Bear in mind this is at 7pm-ish so the lights were on.
Now my girlfriend noticed that every time the error message comes on, is when the brake pedal is pressed.
Not sure if this helps, but I thought I'd chime in!
I need to go back to the dealer next week to pick up my plippy key. So I'll ask then!
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Hey,
I'm new to this community, I've upgraded from a Mk2a.
I bought it and got it yesterday and noticed the same error message on the way home. Bear in mind this is at 7pm-ish so the lights were on.
Now my girlfriend noticed that every time the error message comes on, is when the brake pedal is pressed.
Not sure if this helps, but I thought I'd chime in!
I need to go back to the dealer next week to pick up my plippy key. So I'll ask then!
Hi, and welcome,
probably a blown brake light bulb..

or the wrong wattage fitted maybe a poor connection..,

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Re: HELP check running lights HELP

I've checked the brake lights, they're all working fine!
Very confused!
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I've checked the brake lights, they're all working fine!
Very confused!
replace both bulbs (the 21/5w split filament ones )

ensure they are in correctly as with force you can get them 180 degrees out of kilter

what i think has happened is brake filament has gone and the broken bit has dropped and bridged to the tail light filament...

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replace both bulbs (the 21/5w split filament ones )

ensure they are in correctly as with force you can get them 180 degrees out of kilter

what i think has happened is brake filament has gone and the broken bit has dropped and bridged to the tail light filament...
Okay thanks, I'll investigate in the morning!
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Re: HELP check running lights HELP

brake light bulbs dont appear to be the issue as above its just a single filament bulb so changed it any way.
still got error
switched off and on severeal times turned ignition on and off severeal times now error gone
hope it lasts
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Re: HELP check running lights HELP

well i think the only solution is to replace every bulb
seems to be intermittent
so will be a process of elimination
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Re: HELP check running lights HELP

Got the yellow lightbulb warning lamp and a check running lights error message on our 2012 Punto Twinair.

It seems to be as soon as you turn on the lights - not related to breaking.

All the lights seem fine when walking round the car.

Reading other GP threads there are more than 1 tail light bulb in the rear clusters.

So my question on the 2012 punto how many tail light bulbs should I see in the rear clusters?

I only see 1 at the top of the cluster.

Thanks all.
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