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Old 10-22-2016, 08:58 PM
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Thanks for the response Ahsai, I did check the bulbs and they look good as I can see the filements aren't burnt or broken apart.
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Old 10-22-2016, 08:59 PM
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Both burning out at once would be unlikely, wouldn't it?
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Old 10-22-2016, 09:01 PM
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Did you remove the bulb and check the bulb socket base? Sometimes the metal spring contact is broken or weak and not making contact with the bulb. Would be easy if you have a multimeter to check for power at the socket while applying your brake.
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Old 10-22-2016, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Cycle_fast View Post
Both burning out at once would be unlikely, wouldn't it?
Are you sure they failed at the same time?
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Old 10-22-2016, 09:04 PM
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Hmm that makes sence I'll give that a try. Thanks for giving me things to look at.
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Old 10-22-2016, 09:07 PM
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The way I found out I had this problem is a fellow pulled up next to me and said my left break light was out. Once I got home, I tested the breaks in a big mirror and saw only the centre light was working.
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Old 10-22-2016, 09:11 PM
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The rear light socket and wiring failures are quite common on 996 so it may also apply to Boxsters.
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Old 08-31-2017, 06:23 PM
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Late to the party but the repair info was still solid. Thanks for keeping old posts for us old guys to keep our old cars alive!
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Old 12-20-2017, 03:48 PM
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FYI- for those with normal sized hands/fingers (no offense intended) in order to twist the mew switch into place, I used a 19mm open end wrench on the brown part of the switch to push and turn it into place. Just re-attach the wiring harness and your done. What a terrible location for that switch.
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