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Old 10-12-2017, 09:45 AM   #1
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My 2002 A4 has around 80k miles on it. It had been giving me starting problems for a long while and I was able to trace back to the ignition switch. So I replaced it and it's working great now. However while testing the car before putting it back together everything was working correctly.

Once I put everything back in it's place my lights are acting weird. I checked codes but nothing is showing up except for the TPMS that are out of battery. These are the symptoms I am experiencing:

1) When I press the break pedal non of the tail lights turn on.
2) Turn signals in front hyperflash, no light at the rear.
3) Headlights work both Low-beam and Hi-beam, but tail-lights do not turn on.
4) If I press down on the brake pedal and operate the turn signal they stop flashing until I release the break pedal.
5) When I lock the car using the KeyFOB the alarm activates on it's own, but tail lights still don't turn on.
6)When I put the car in reverse, reverse lights do not turn on.

I might have pulled on a wire while putting the shift-lock cable back in without noticing.

I will admit that I changed out the hazard switch today thinking it might have been the culprit. It didn't help with the situation, however it did help me with another problem I had where the signal indicator on the dash wouldn't light up. So at least I know it was on it's way out either way.

Thanks in advance.
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you most likely don,t want too hear this, but...step one when you buy a corvette, of any year, should always be,
buy a shop manual, or at least down load one, as the paper originals are expensive (BUT WORTH IT)

https://www.tradebit.com/filedetail....rkshop-service

https://www.bonanza.com/listings/200...yABEgJ_v_D_BwE

step two, Id damn sure get out a multi meter and verify all the fuses were good and replace any that were suspect. the service manual will show the part numbers and locations

http://garage.grumpysperformance.com...10/#post-71867

lights are rather simple to trace and Id start by replacing any light bulbs and verifying current reaches the lights , if not then youll want to trace the wires back to switch contacts
the service manual will show the part numbers and locations
fuses and grounds and electrical connectors on a 15 year old car are suspect, and should be checked and at least assumed to be in need of being inspected tested and cleaned or replaced.
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IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Thanks for your reply! Thanks for the links for the manuals, I got it and will read it and look into diagnosing the brake lights.
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Old 01-25-2018, 08:55 PM   #4
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Ended up being a splice pack near the transmission tunnel which explains why it worked for a day after it rained, but I was unable to track it down myself since I ended up needing the car in a hurry.

Thanks to every one.
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At least we had a happy ending. Glad you have it working
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