1990 740 no brake lights - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > PAG Vehicle Discussion > Volvo
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-04-2005, 18:01   #1 (permalink)
Phil K
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
1990 740 no brake lights

I've got no brake lights except for the top window brake light on my 1990
740. The #4 15 amp fuse is good and the back up lights work. Any help would
be appreciated. Thanks


  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-04-2005, 18:01   #2 (permalink)
Peter K L Milnes
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 1990 740 no brake lights

Check the earthing (grounding) for the rear light clusters and make sure
that both brake light bulbs are OK.

All the best, Peter.

700/900/90 Register Keeper,
Volvo Owners Club (UK).

"Phil K" <pkoz@optonline.net> wrote in message
news:aqyIe.20371$sf6.11016@fe08.lga...
> I've got no brake lights except for the top window brake light on my 1990
> 740. The #4 15 amp fuse is good and the back up lights work. Any help
> would
> be appreciated. Thanks
>
>



  Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2005, 06:01   #3 (permalink)
Mike F
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 1990 740 no brake lights

Phil K wrote:
>
> I've got no brake lights except for the top window brake light on my 1990
> 740. The #4 15 amp fuse is good and the back up lights work. Any help would
> be appreciated. Thanks


See if power is getting to the bulbs. If not, then chances are your
bulb failure relay is bad (round red relay in the fusebox "relay city."
If power is getting to the back, then you need to inspect/clean/fix the
taillight circuit cards, bulb holders and bulbs.

--
Mike F.
Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
(But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2005, 07:01   #4 (permalink)
Phil K
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 1990 740 no brake lights

Thanks for the responses. I changed both bulbs even though the old ones were
still good and presto they worked. Thank goodness nothing complicated. I
have had problems in the past with the bulbs coming loose in the sockets.
I'm always refitting them as the sockets seem worn. maAny way to ke the
lights fit tighter? The dash warning light is on so often that I usually
ignore that, as all the lights are working most of the time. Again thanks
for the info.


  Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2005, 08:02   #5 (permalink)
Randy G.
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 1990 740 no brake lights

"Phil K" <pkoz@optonline.net> wrote:

>Thanks for the responses. I changed both bulbs even though the old ones were
>still good and presto they worked. Thank goodness nothing complicated. I
>have had problems in the past with the bulbs coming loose in the sockets.
>I'm always refitting them as the sockets seem worn. maAny way to ke the
>lights fit tighter? The dash warning light is on so often that I usually
>ignore that, as all the lights are working most of the time. Again thanks
>for the info.
>


Take out the bulb holder and emove the bulb. Looking at the socket you
will see two or three silver metal tabs like petals of a flower around
the socket. These are the contacts. These can be bent upwards SLIGHTLY
and CAREFULLY which will give better contact. Be sure they are clean
as wll as their mating contact surfaces on the taillight itself.
Giving them a thing coast of silicone grease can also help avoid
oxidation and moisture from interfering with a good electrical
contact.

__ __
Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
\__/olvos
'90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
"Shelby" & "Kate"
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2005, 11:01   #6 (permalink)
Randy G.
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 1990 740 no brake lights

"Randy G." <frcn@DESPAMMOcncnet.com> wrote:

>[snip]
>Giving them a thing coast....

... or, a "thin coat" would work as well... :-/


__ __
Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
\__/olvos
'90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
"Shelby" & "Kate"
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > PAG Vehicle Discussion > Volvo



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:30.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.