Left Tail Light on 1990 Ford Taurus

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? Thanks for your help!

by in San Antonio, TX on October 03, 2009
5 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by on October 16, 2009
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.
COMMENT by on September 25, 2010
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
ANSWER by on September 22, 2010
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.
ANSWER by on September 23, 2010
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...
COMMENT by on September 26, 2010
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.
ANSWER by on October 18, 2010
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.
COMMENT by on December 14, 2010
How did you do that?
ANSWER by on October 18, 2010
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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