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Old 10-20-2016, 03:46 PM   #1
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faulty "faulty brake light bulb" warning?

Got the warning on my 2014 focus and replaced bulbs that were out. the other bulbs then went out so we replaced them all, except for the center bar thing. brake lights work fine, with or without beams on, but I still get the message. Any ideas???


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Old 10-20-2016, 04:24 PM   #2
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Need all working, and all of stock type.

LED replacements for example can give the warning.
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:01 PM   #3
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We replaced them all with the exact same bulbs. I am wondering if it could be a short somewhere or does the warning need to be reset like the oil change message????? Thanks!
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Old 10-20-2016, 08:25 PM   #4
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Moved to the MkIII section, maybe someone here will have more general info to help.
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Old 10-20-2016, 11:48 PM   #5
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ugh! now one of the new bulbs we replaced stopped working. Short???? bad connection atvthe bulb?
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Connection or bulb, new ones are always a crap shoot for lifespan.

Could have popped right after you checked it as working, explaining the warning light (had it happen to me on a different vehicle).
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thanks so much! we will try a new bulb.
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yea, new bulb could have just been a dodgey build... happens to even the best manufacturers... sucks, but does happen from time to time...

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Cleaned out the bulb sockets and replaced another bulb. So far so good... Thanks for the suggestions!!
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