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I have a 2012 that is having tail light issues. If I turn the turn signal to go left and ...


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Old 01-01-2017, 10:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2012 that is having tail light issues. If I turn the turn signal to go left and engage the brakes at the same time. The turn signal dims and both back up lights blink. Then the left tail light will randomly go out.

If it's parked with the head lights on and I turn the turn signal on both tail lights and reverse lights blink uncontrollably.

I have changed bulbs, bulb sockets and went to aftermarket LED tail lights and cleaned the turn signal switch connections. I replaced the brake switch, checked all visible grounds.

I took it to a dealer and they said that they would be doing same thing I am doing to figure out the problem. If anyone has had this issue or similar I sure would appreciate your input.


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Old 01-01-2017, 10:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Have you checked the wiring harness plugs behind the taillights for damage or melting?

this sounds like an issue I had on my Harley... intermittent weirdness. Ended up being a damaged wiring loom that was shorting out in all manner of different ways. If the plugs look ok, trace back the wiring harness, it may have been damaged somehow.
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Yes, that was one of the first things I went over. Thank you for the reply
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