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Old 09-11-2013, 10:21 PM   #1
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Question Tail lights not lighting up with headlights on

RESOLVED-...Hey guys I'm having a weird issue with my tail lights. They won't light up at all with my headlights on. They work fine when I apply the brakes, use the turn signals, and hazards. I checked all of the under hood fuses (The little ones, I don't have anything to check the bigger fuses with) and shed a tear when I got uncomfortably situated in the passenger floor board only to find 40+ fuses. I eventually got frustrated and that pretty much brings us to here. Could it be a fuse related issue? If not, what's going on?
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:30 PM   #2
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Water leak maybe?
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Do the park lights up front come on? Dash lights working? On all my rides in the past, all those were on the same fuse.
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on my '08 the headlights come on when you turn the key on, but not the tail lights. this may be a dumb question, but did you turn the switch on?
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On all my rides in the past, all those were on the same fuse.
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Your running lights are a separate element than the one for the brakes, turns and hazards. As mentioned above, is your headlight switch on? Some people think that because their DRL's are on, that means that their running lights should be on, too. But also be sure to check the fuse.

If it's really an issue, bite the bullet and take it in under warranty.
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Fixed! After everyone suggested the running lights I went out and checked (the next morning) and they were off also when the headlights were on. I bit the bullet and checked the uncomfortable fuses and all were fine (so I thought) and called the dealership. They gave me the classic run around and I hung up with them and found a fuse diagram online. Turns out the position I was sitting in wasn't allowing me to see all of the fuses. Sure enough the first one I tested was bad. Don't know what caused it to blow but it's fixed now. Thanks everyone for the help.
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On all my rides in the past, all those were on the same fuse.
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:57 AM   #10
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Glad it was a cheap, easy fix for ya!
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