Stop light - off side not working - tried everything?

2002 Fiat Stilo Problem

The Problem

Avatar polynikes
Joined: 8 years ago | Fixes: 2 | Profile
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I HAD a bad contact on the drivers side rear stop light which I checked and fixed. It has 'burnt out' somehow but I cleaned the contacts inside and refitted it to work fine.. however the off side then failed to work at all. Its not the bulb or the contacts which are fine. I changed the bulbs anyway! I checked the fuses and they all in good order. Why does the stop light off side now not work??????


Car Fiat Stilo
Variant
Model Year 2002
Category Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
All Fiat Stilo Problems

Solution

Avatar Witty
Joined: 8 years ago | Fixes: 733 | Profile

Have you shecked for power???.

Solution

Avatar rizzo
Joined: 9 years ago | Fixes: 384 | Profile

Are you 100% you have put the right bulb in ie has the correct fitting, filaments and contacts on the base of the bulb

Question

Avatar polynikes
Joined: 8 years ago | Fixes: 2 | Profile

how do I check for power on the feed to the stop light? the rear driving lamp comes on and the indicator works fine too! so power is getting to the contact pins.... right??

Solution

Avatar Witty
Joined: 8 years ago | Fixes: 733 | Profile

Wrong!!!!!
Each light has it's own power supply. You need to get some one to put their foot on the brake and then test for power!!!.

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