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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 04, 8:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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I HAVE A 67 S/S ORIG WIRING BUT CAR IS PRO-STREET. I HAVE NO TAIL LIGHTS ALL OF A SUDDEN. BRAKE,BLINKERS WORK AS WELL AS FRONT MARKER LIGHTS & HEAD LIGHTS. I CHECKED FUSE IT'S GOOD. EVEN REPLACED STILL NO LUCK. CHANGED BULBS STILL NO LUCK. THE LICENSE PLATE LIGHT ALSO OUT. PLEASE HELP!!!. THANKS JIM . update!!!!. problem fixed the rear trunk harness is joined at plug under back seat i found one side of plug lifted up causing tail light wire to lose contact. much thanks to all that replied. jim
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 04, 8:35 PM
 
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well, i admit that i was somewhat confused by your poll, so i voted that you had no tail lights.
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seriously, though. get a wiring schematic for '67, and then chase the wires back, checking connections, relays etc. you'll hunt the gremlin down.
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if the fuse is good it shouldnt be a short, could be a loose or broken 12v line or loss of ground. With the lights on check for 12v on the brown wire at the junction between the intermediate harness and the rear lamp harness. If there is no 12v there keep tracing back towards the front, if you have it then go through the rear lamp harness and black ground wire.

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well, i admit that i was somewhat confused by your poll, so i voted that you had no tail lights.
I voted for the other question [img]smile.gif[/img]

You need to find out where the brown wire that feeds power to the tail light circuit is broken according to this 67 brake/tail diagram at
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Tail light fuse also runs the dash lights. Might help you narrow it down. Dash lights working?
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Got a test light?
maybe the fuse holder is corroded.

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my '66 did that. i just sanded down all the leads on the fuse box to get the rust off and then added new fuses

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Tail light fuse also runs the dash lights. Might help you narrow it down. Dash lights working?
Well, are they ?

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I voted no light as well. Check the wires... they tend to get pretty corroded after several year of use. Best of luck to ya! [img]graemlins/beers.gif[/img]

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Yea, it seems, by the results of the poll, that he definetely has no tail lights...
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I went through this on my kid's 67 Elky. Changed everything. It ended up be the connection at the rear harness. Just wiggled it and it was all better. [img]graemlins/clonk.gif[/img] Cal

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 9th, 06, 4:22 PM
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Re: NO TAIL LIGHTS!!!!!! HELP!!!

I voted for the italics. looks like regular type is winning though . I had a problem like that once, the grounds on where the light went into the socket would cause them to go out. Sanded them nice then soldiered a wire and attached it to a nut, the sanded part worked for about a year so i had to add the wire. Although both didn't go out @ once, it could possible be this. If your instrument lights are out that they are on the same fuse as your tails. Thast how you know they are out.

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