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larjones
    
I own a 62 thunderbird my rear lights wont come on
Roger was helping mewith the high and low beams and got me through it.What I mean by the rear lights there 4 inches long and have frosted plastic lens to them. I removed the two phillips screws and pulled the light out and the filement seem to be in tacked.Our these lifgts just come on when Iam backing up in reverse. I proceded to test power in the socket with the headlight on and the engine running still nothings. I would hate to attempt to raise the top and that gets stuck again. Whats my alternatives. Last night I pulled back in reverse and the lights still didnt come on. Checked the fuse that was good. Larry
posted: June 25, 2013
 
    
 
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ferkel
    
Normally they've lost their GROUND ! Try adding a temporary grounding wire between the housing and rear bumper - if they work then you can make a permanent one elsewhere -
posted:  July 10, 2013
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jgrohman
    
Howdy from Bulverde TEXAS, my name is Jerry. I hope u not only own a test light but a schematic as well. If u do then pull the headlight switch back to make sure u have juice comin in to the switch but then comin out to the back. you have to trace the wiring back makin sure juice is there all the while your tracing. if u have juice all the way back to the sockets then sometimes u have to make sure the sockets are well grounded to the area where the socket housing is screwed down. Do that and let me know. P.S. remember your working with 52 year old iron, be easy with it!
JERRY
posted:  July 11, 2013
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chromenfins
    
there IS A POSIBILITY THAT a mouse chewed the light cables on you
posted:  July 20, 2013
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