Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 09:33:49 -0700
From: "Myles J. Swift" <>
Subject: Re: crazy electrics - you guess it.

Assuming that the lights and radio are on and don't work when you are not applying the brakes, you have lost a ground connection and these things become grounded through the brake light switch when it is activated. Chase down the grounds for each affected item and correct them. Myles Alan Phillips wrote in message <70jch3$>... For some time now, when I brake my running lights (front) come on, going off when I release the brakes. I can also see that the dash lights are also in sync. This has been acceptable, but annoying. I thought perhaps a new ground in the rear light package might help, but no change. Note...when the car is off (but key is in "on" position) and I apply the brakes not only will the lights come on, but the radio will also. Another clue (or not) my back up lights are not working (fuse and bulbs both checked and good). Any suggestions? I'm stumped.

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