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1990 Ford Taurus Question: Left Tail Light

 

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ds2009, 3.0L V6, San Antonio, TX, October 03, 2009, 09:58
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When I turn the left blinker light on it blinks fast on the inside panel but the outside left tail light is not coming on. Nor is the brake light. Does anyone know which fuse goes to that left tail light?
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    October 16, 2009, 15:35
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    I would suspect you have a bulb burned out, not a fuse problem with you 1990 Ford Taurus. You may wish to try replacing the left rear turn signal bulb.

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    Freebirdss, September 25, 2010, 09:31
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    I to have same light out blinking fast left side, 2003 Taurus, seems I must remove a mid size panel with 6 bolts in trunk to get to light bulb

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    Visitor, September 22, 2010, 19:26

    I would bet you have a blown bulb on that side of the vehicle, They are made to blink fast to let you know when a bulb is out.

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    Visitor, September 23, 2010, 16:03

    If you look under your steering column you'll see a black plastic vertical rectangle box. This is the fuse box. On the inside of the lid, it actually has a diagram to show you which fuse controls what and it should also have a few fuses available for immediate use. If the fuse isn't blown, it could be the bulb. I have a '96 and I've had to replace that before. Also, the previous owner did a whack repair job on the socket so if I just hit a bump the right way, the light bulb will simply disconnect itself and I'll get the "fast signal". Hit just right again, bulb connects itself...

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    Visitor, September 26, 2010, 18:45

    It's the bulb, not a fuse. There could be a circuit issue like yours but 99.99% of the time it's a burned out bulb. It does that to let you know that the bulb is not working. If it was a fuse the there would be more lights not working along the circuit not just one bulb. I know that the question said the brake lights not working too and that's because the brake light is the same bulb as the turn and same filament (the bright filament) in the bulb. For the smart asses out there.

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    Visitor, October 18, 2010, 12:02

    The bulb is bad. I have replaced both tail lights about 6 months apart. Not too hard to do. If you have the owner's manual, the instructions are in there.

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    Visitor, December 14, 2010, 12:17

    How did you do that?

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    Visitor, October 18, 2010, 12:03

    The bulb is bad. I have replaced both tail lights about 6 months apart. Not too hard to do. If you have the owner's manual, the instructions are in there.

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