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    electrical problem

    hi i was hoping someone could give me some advice on here. the problem is that my brake lights are constantly on when my headlights are on.my rear lights arent working at all.the brake lights work as normal when my lights are turned off.but another thing ive noticed is when the engine is running with lights turned off if when i press brake my sidelights come on . has anybody got an idea what problem is?thanks

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    You may have fitted a wrong bulb in your rear lights.
    The correct sidelight/brakelight bulb is a twin filament/twin contact bulb, you've fitted a single filament/contact type & have shorted the two circuits together.

    Apparently Halfords reference book is printed incorrectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SQ Man View Post
    Apparently Halfords reference book is printed incorrectly.
    i'll second that! go to a vx dealer for your bulbs there cheaper and you know you're getting the right ones

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    yep, as above or earth fault/dodgy earth. Its easy to fit wrong bulbs and get the strange problem you have.

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