Brake Lights but no Tail Lights... Help!!!
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This is a discussion on Brake Lights but no Tail Lights... Help!!! within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hello, I recently discovered I had a brake light out so I bought the replacement bulb at Schucks. According to ...

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    Unhappy Brake Lights but no Tail Lights... Help!!!

    Hello,
    I recently discovered I had a brake light out so I bought the replacement bulb at Schucks.

    According to my manual the correct bulb is the model number 7440 for brake lights.

    So I bought that and installed them. I did have one hang up when replacing them where the bulbs were REALLY difficult to install into the light sockets.

    I looked at the bulbs and they have a slightly bigger round notch at the bottom then the stock ones I had did. With a lot of time and strength I got them in. Tested them and found that the brake lights work.

    Now I was told by another dirver that I do have brake lights but no running lights. I thought to myself maybe another pair of bulbs went out. Looked up in my manual and it says they are my brake/tail lights are the same bulb.


    So am I missing something here?

    Are the bulbs really suppose to be that difficult to replace?

    I feel very stupid at the moment....



    Thanks!

    C/N: Changed brake lights, now don't have working tail lights.

    Car: 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon

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    Are you 100% sure they are the proper bulbs? They should be dual filament bulbs I believe if you installed single filament bulbs something like this could happen....

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    Sounds like you bought the wrong bulbs. Time to go get the right ones and reinstall.


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    Are you sure you used the appropriate bulb in the appropriate socket?
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    Yeah I concluded that the user maual is a liar.

    It stated for the wagon the brake lights are 7440.
    When they clearly are suppose to be 7443 with the dual filament.

    Oh well.
    Lesson learned.
    I will be installing the correct ones tonight me thinks....

    Thanks for the help guys!
    =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brisky View Post
    Yeah I concluded that the user maual is a liar.

    It stated for the wagon the brake lights are 7440.
    When they clearly are suppose to be 7443 with the dual filament.

    Oh well.
    Lesson learned.
    I will be installing the correct ones tonight me thinks....

    Thanks for the help guys!
    =)
    No problem bro.

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