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Old 03-18-2014, 08:36 AM   #1
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Tail Light Stopped Working

Hi. I have a 2011 Ford Focus estate which has developed a problem with the rear lights which I can not figure out.
The offside door lights have stopped working. I have swapped the nearside lights onto the offside and the same thing happens with that light unit. And the offside works on the nearside. So it's not a problem with the bulb/LED (Not sure what they are).
Can anyone figure out whats wrong. I've added a photo of what has happened.
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:08 AM   #2
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By the looks of the picture, it's only the lights on the hatch that are not working. The taillights on the main body are still functioning, right? If so, my first guess is a broken wire somewhere. First gen Foci are known to have wires break in the wire loom that runs from the hatch to the roof of the car.

Another possibility is a blown fuse. Check all taillight fuses before doing anything else.
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I was thinking the fuse too, however, on looking in the manual I could't find one that is dedicated to that light...
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Yeah, that's why I'm thinking wire. Do you have a tester that you can use to test the wires coming to the taillight?
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No I don't have one :( Have the wire breaks usually been in the actual boot door in the past?
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It's usually at the top of the boot where the wires run between the boot and the car. It's the area where they flex when the door opens and closes.
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My guess: a fuse

2011? Warranty?
OEM tail lights or aftermarket?

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I've just checked all of the fuses and they appear to be fine. Does anyone know what number fuse it should be just incase I've missed it?
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Still got this problem...

On a visual inspection of the wire at the junction of the tailgate there doesn't appear to be a break?

Any further ideas? Anyone know if there is a separate fuse/number?

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Have you been able to test any wires yet?
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