Rear Tail Light Issues (07 Sedan SE) - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace

Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Technical Chat

General Technical Chat This section is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-24-2013, 04:34 PM   #1
Focus Rookie
Join Date: Jun 2009
Fan#: 65662
Location: Milwaukee, WI, WI
What I Drive: 2007 Silver SE

Posts: 10
FF Reputation: 1 Snigle Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Rear Tail Light Issues (07 Sedan SE)

Hi all,

I have a 2007 Ford Focus SE 4-Door Sedan which is having some issues with the driver side rear tail light.

Several years ago my bumper was "bumped" and caused the housing of the tail light to develop a small crack. Now about 4 years later I am having issues with the light.

Every once in a while the blinker will fail, which I am alerted to by the super-fast blinker noise when I run the left blinker. To fix this, I go outside my car and give it a good thump on the light. Every time I do this the light flickers back on and works for a few weeks. Once it stops again I give it a good thud and it pops back on.

The issue is starting to happen more regularly so I'm wanting to fix the short or whatever is causing the light to go in and out.

Does anyone have any instructions or suggestions on replacing the tail light assembly? I'm ordering this one from Amazon:

Is there anything I should check for specifically to locate the short? Will I need any additional parts handy?

As I mentioned if I hit the taillight with my fist the light comes back on.. which leads me to believe water or other debris is causing the light to short out. I'm not sure what to expect when I remove the busted assembly.

Any advice or insight would be appreciated.


Snigle is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 03-24-2013, 05:10 PM   #2
Focus Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2012
Fan#: 101883
Location: Ladson, SC
What I Drive: 2006 Burgandy ZX5

Posts: 249
FF Reputation: 3 MEJY1988 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Check the socket for corrosion. Your problem sounds more like a bad connection than a short. A short would cause the fuse to blow.
I was a Shade Tree Mechanic, but had to cut down the Shade Tree to make room for the garage. Does this make me a Mechanic now?
MEJY1988 is offline  
    Reply With Quote

Bookmarks & Social Networks
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:47 PM.

Copyright 2002-2014 All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.