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Old June 10th, 2003, 04:19 PM   #1
 
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Does one brake light out blow everything?

For anyone that's done the tail light mod on a 2000 V6 Sedan, I have an issue since my hubby and his buddy just tonight tried to pop in my red/clear tail lights for me.

My lights are all screwed up now, no parking lights, no spedometer lights and no brake lights/running lights unless he actually applies the brakes. We did notice one of the brake lights in the back (left side) did blow, but would that one bulb out take out EVERYTHING? Come on, it a honda.... don't tell me they made it like this.... What's so frustrating is they did NO changes, no wire your fog lights to the parking lights or anything, it was a simple, pop out of the old housing, pop into the new housing....

Has anyone else had this issue, trying to pull and check the fuses (in the door and under the hood) they all "look" good, but its dark as hell in my driveway and I guess we could be wrong, We even tried swapping around one of the relays (oh also, my fog lights don't work either.. ) Hubby's getting a new bulb for me tomorrow but just wanted some idea's if its something incredibly stupid that we're missing.

Needless to say, I'm driving my hubby's new 2004 Maxima 3.5 SE until he fixes my baby.

thanks for the advice, because of the advice on this board i didn't go with the altezza's and i'm very glad. The red clears do look SWEET on my white honda, this board is awesome.

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Old June 10th, 2003, 04:32 PM   #2
 
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I put the red/clears on my black sedan and they look awesome.
However i did not have the problem you are having.
Try just for giggles, putting the stock ones back and see if that fixes it, however i dont see why putting the red/clears on should change anything, all your doing is moving bulbs out of one housing into another, bulbs dont care what housing they are in.
Try and think back and figure out what changed inbetween the oem housings and the red/clears.
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Old June 10th, 2003, 04:43 PM   #3
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i'm assuming u have a sedan.....

when I cleared my 02 lights, i realzied that there was a black control box module located in the driver side tail light. So I guess there should be one just like it in the same area. So I guess just make sure u have it swapped it over.

Check the other bulbs, cause the break light bulbs are the 7443 with dual filiments. So just make sure they're not blown. They're pretty fragile. Also, check your fuses, might reaveal something.

And missing one bulb shouldn't affect your whole system. I drove a week without my left breaklight bulb.

but yea, check for a black box that came on the OEM tail light. I think it's pretty important...
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Yep 2000 V6 Sedan....yeah they did make sure that chip was swapped over... I saw it when most of it was done and it really looked like a no brainer job, so maybe it IS with that box.... we'll have to see, I really hope its a fuse problem and not an issue with that box b/c replacing it i bet is pricey!, hopefully its just a one bulb and a couple of blown fuses, i'll have my hubby check it again tomorrow... Thanks!
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this same thing is happening to me...

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Double trouble! A blown fuse and TWO blown lights caused my pain.... I didn't realize, there are 3 fuse panels, one on the passenger side two! That blown fuse brought my dash lights back, there was one blown tail light, replacing that worked, then the parking lights I had a cracked bulb... so far all is working well....
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glad to hear..... wonder how everything got blown at the same time.... guess jsut bad luck
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Originally posted by KarenV6 on June 11th, 2003 at 10:20 AM

Double trouble! A blown fuse and TWO blown lights caused my pain.... I didn't realize, there are 3 fuse panels, one on the passenger side two! That blown fuse brought my dash lights back, there was one blown tail light, replacing that worked, then the parking lights I had a cracked bulb... so far all is working well....
which fuse did u replace?
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Honestly, I wasn't the one pulling the fuses , However, my hubby said it was a 10 amp fuse and labeled for "small lights" it was again in the fuse box panel on the passenger side.. Hope this helps...
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hey i just was like doing something and like BAM! there goes all my lights as well so hmm... good thing i found this. I should check my break lights then
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its the black control module on the driver side...i had the same problem
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Old July 11th, 2003, 10:57 PM   #12
 
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karen i have a 2002 v6 coupe the same thing happened to me cept god only knows why cause i havent touched a thing electrically but my fuse was #10 on the passenger side but was a 15 amp fuse maybe its diff for sedans just checking and posting for the coupes
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Old July 22nd, 2003, 04:41 PM   #13
 
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I blew the fuse that belonged to the little light above my license plate. It killed the dash lights and the tails. The brake lights still worked..so there you go
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ITS THE BLACK BOX!
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Originally posted by MidnightAccord on July 23rd, 2003 at 03:16 PM

ITS THE BLACK BOX!
what's the black box? Is it next to the fuse panel on the passenger side?
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what's the black box? Is it next to the fuse panel on the passenger side?
I think people are refering the the module box in the tail light housing on the drivers side that must be moved over when you put the lights in the new housing. Its about one inch square black box. If not there it can cause trouble with the rest of your lights.. my issue i think was in how the lightbulbs were handled during installation, the guys kind of roughly and quickly installed the new lights... Since replacing the few blown light bulbs and fuse, everything has been working well
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Strange, do the coupes also have this black box?

I took apart the middle section of my taillights before but didn't see a black box.



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