Welcome to Camaro Z28!

Welcome to CamaroZ28.Com, the ultimate Source for Camaro enthusiasts! Here you can join over 90,000 Camaro enthusiasts from around the world discussing all things related to Camaros and more. You are currently viewing as a guest which gives you limited access to view discussions

To gain full access to our forums you must register for a free account. As a registered member you will be able to:
  • Participate in over 40 different forums and search/browse from over 5 million posts.
  • Upload your Camaro details to your Garage
  • Post photos, respond to polls and access other special features
  • Gain access to our free marketplace to buy, sell and trade Camaros, parts and more.
All this and much more is available to you absolutely free when you register for an account, so join our community today today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact support.


Go Back   CamaroZ28.Com Message Board > 1967-2002 Powertrain Discussion > 3rd Gen / L98 Engine Tech
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Garage Photos Blogs FAQ Members List Social Groups Links Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Z28LiveVendor Directory


Reply Post New Thread
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-10-2003, 10:48 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Gettysburg, PA USA
Posts: 190
no dash lights tail lights or license plate lights

I changed my headlight switch today because I didn't have any dash lights. I got in the car tonight and still didn't have dash lights and that isn't to bad so I figured I would tear everything apart in a couple days. I then got out of my car and set my alarm but only the front parking lights blinked nothing at all in the rear. The Tail light fuse is getting power hence the front parking lights working. The INST fuse for the dash lights isn't getting any power if I jump a hot wire over to it the dash lights come on. How could the front marker lights be getting power but not the taillights? I did not check the back up lights but my license plate light isn't working either. I do have an alarm that I put in and alot of wiring for fans and stuff but that has all been in there for over a year now so it is kind of possible something it is something I did but I doubt it. I now from my service manual it is a brown wire for power to the rear lights but where does it travel down the length of the car? Also my brake lights and turn signals work as does my interior lamp. Is it possible I lost the ground wire in the rear or something? Any help would be great.

Thanks
Brett
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on CamaroZ28.com!
__________________
White 92 Firebird
93 LT1, hooker shorties, Borla catback, no cats, 2400 TC, SFC, K&N cone, all free mods, Shift kit, B&M shifter, KYB struts and shocks, Energy suspension bushings, NX 100 shot, Centerlines, etc.
phoenix916 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2003, 11:16 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Wethersfield, CT
Posts: 81
There is always the possibility of buying a defective part. I would turn the headlights (or parking lamps) on at the headlight switch, and poke the brown wire with a test light and see if it is getting power. If the brown wire is hot at that end, and not at the other... you know the problems is somewhere in the middle. The wires run down the drivers side of the car and enter the trunk behind the drivers side trunk kick panel (i hope that made sense), and loop around the back. So if your looking at your car from a birds eye view, the wiring schematic would be in the shape of an L. If your brown wire is hot at the switch AND hot in the rear, I would check your grounds. You said your brake lights work if i recall correctly, and your brake lights are powered through a light blue wire, so that would explain why those work and the parking/tail lights don't work. And your turn signals work because those get their power from the yellow and green wire. So it sounds like your brown wire is the cause... or.. the connection at the switch is no good. Hope this helps.. good luck!

Oh ya... yer marker lights feed off the brown wire too!
__________________
OneSickS10.com
1985 S-10
406 Small Block Chevy

Last edited by OneSickS10; 08-10-2003 at 11:20 PM.
OneSickS10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2003, 11:16 PM
 
Reply Post New Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
Copyright © 1996-2013 CamaroZ28.Com. All rights reserved.