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« on: April 15, 2012, 06:49:53 PM »

Lamp failure sensor on my estima burnt out last night, taking the tail lights and the brake lights with it. After spending a couple of hours trying to work out what had failed, I found the little red box behind the side trim in the boot. Serious head scratching followed as these are really expensive to replace. So I ordered one on ebay and then realised I'd be better off, bypassing the bloody thing altogether.

White/green wire to tail light
Green to brake light

Job done!

This is an easy job if you have a circuit tester...and a few spare fuses for when you prod the wrong thing!

Anyway, the whole point of this post is...I have a replacement little red box if anyone needs one, it's yours for a couple of quid to cover the postage, but to be honest, I think it's a better bet to just bypass it....I assume people will now tell me that on now account should I have done that because the car will blow up!
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2012, 07:01:49 PM »

Glad you sorted it out... that little red box only lights a dash bulb to let you know a rear brake light bulb has no big loss if not connected.. Tongue
Just means you'll have to manually check rear lights more often... Wink

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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2012, 08:48:03 PM »

Yeah my dash light (BULB FAILURE) always came on when lights where used,deffo distracting,so when I checked out the rear clusters they were like SPAGGETTI Junction cos some one had fitted a tow bar + scotch locked every bloody thing Sad
So I removed the bulb in the dash when I changed em to leds + when I had a free afternoon I removed the tow bar and all the rubbish that goes with it.

It's enough to drive ya to drink!
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