Lights failure in tailgate

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Cowleystjames
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Lights failure in tailgate

Post by Cowleystjames » Fri 03 Mar, 2017 12:01 am

Further on from tailgate not latching automatically, third brake light, right brake light, right side reversing light and right side tailgate marker lights and tailgate shut button not working this morning.
Does a fuse control that area of tailgate our is it more likely to be wiring?
No faults stored when reading codes.

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Starman
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Re: Lights failure in tailgate

Post by Starman » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 4:35 pm

Sorry to hear. My suggestion would be to check the wiring between the boot lid and the car body. Along the lines of this video https://youtu.be/8RvrO2lqRVA
W212 E400 Avantgarde
W211 E500 Elegance sold
W202 C200 "the Tank" sold

Cowleystjames
Dernburg Wagon
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Re: Lights failure in tailgate

Post by Cowleystjames » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 6:54 pm

Car going back to dealer Monday for investigation. That video seems to sum up what I'm thinking. Many thanks

Cowleystjames
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Re: Lights failure in tailgate

Post by Cowleystjames » Thu 09 Mar, 2017 6:28 pm

That was bang on, an earth cable had broken due to constant bending. Dealer replaced bad cable

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Starman
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Re: Lights failure in tailgate

Post by Starman » Fri 10 Mar, 2017 8:17 am

Cowleystjames wrote:That was bang on, an earth cable had broken due to constant bending. Dealer replaced bad cable
Glad to hear, cheers
W212 E400 Avantgarde
W211 E500 Elegance sold
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