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Why does my tail light go out when I step on the brakes.

When I push on my brakes the tail lights go out and my brakes don't work

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You have a bad ground in one or both of the rear light assemblies. Pull the access covers, and look for the ground points (wires to the body) and loosen, tighten them. Pull the bulbs out and replace them again: this removes and minor corrosion and restores proper contact.

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Check brake switch

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SOURCE: tail lights dont work

Replace the bulbs.
The bulbs will have two seperate elements in it which is why the brake light works.

Take the bulbs out and you will see the seperate elements.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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SOURCE: fuse blows when brake is pushed. No brake lights.

If you have a trailer harness connector,check pinched and shorted connector,if not,check for a burnt and shorted light socket or pigtail

Posted on Sep 06, 2011

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SOURCE: Subaru outback wagon tail light not working off

There are several components of your 1997 Subaru Outback that can cause your tail lights to stop functioning correctly. To help pinpoint the cause of the problem, it would be very helpful to also check your front marker lights. If the marker lights are working, then we know that the problem is not the headlamp switch or the tail and illumination relay (located in the fuse and relay box).

The components to check are:

> Fuse #23 (20 Amp) in the Main Fuse Box.
> Fuse #5 (10 Amp) in the Fuse and Relay Box
> Tail And Illumination Relay
> Headlamp Switch

Posted on May 07, 2012

Matt Kiernan

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SOURCE: On my 2008 Subaru Outback,

Did anyone find a solution, or a good lead on the problem? Just had the bumper replaced after a small accident (tire dealership) and I'd rather not go hunting if it's something simple.

Posted on Jun 10, 2012

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SOURCE: 2009 Impreza 5-door left tail light and turn signal don't work .

first of all check and confirm whether in the fuse box separates the left from right side and see for blown fuse. or check for any disconnection on the rear light

Posted on Aug 10, 2012

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