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Old 04-08-2007, 11:21 PM
 
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Default 91 740 turbo Break Light Problem!!!

I got pulled over today because most of my break lights were out. I was suprised. Anyway, my parking lights work fine but when i use the break, the only bulb that goes on is the passenger side and none of the other ones. I checked the bulbs and they look ok and i even tried the one bulb that works in the other 3 spots for bulbs and i got nothing. I do not know what wrong or what i can do to help this. I did see that one bulb looked like it wanted to be bright but couldent. Are there fuses for each side of the car? or something like that? I really dont know what to do, and i do not want another police stop. Thanks.
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Old 04-09-2007, 07:13 AM
 
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Default RE: 91 740 turbo Break Light Problem!!!

I'm battling the same thing with my 240 too. Last night I noticed my left brake light didn't work, so I swapped out the bulb holders with the right side and then the parking light wouldn't work but the brake light did. I'm going to pick up new bulbs today because I did notice that the contacts on the bulb were a bit deformed looking from the holders. I bet a new set of bulbs will help you but then again I don't know much about the 740's tail light assembly and how it works. Could be the same as mine but my 740 knowledge is pretty much nil....
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:03 PM
 
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Default RE: 91 740 turbo Break Light Problem!!!

UPDATE: I got some new bulbs but i dont think they are the issue. I was messing with the bulb failure fuse thing and that looked good so i took it out and put it back in. I then was wiggling wires that connect to the rear tail lights and now i got both passenger and driver side break lights to work, but only the very far ones, so basicaly when i use the breaks only 2 bulbs total come on. The other 2 nearer to the middle of the car still dont work. I cant figuer this out!!! Do i need new parts? or what, any help guys? Thanks.
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Old 04-09-2007, 04:18 PM
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Default RE: 91 740 turbo Break Light Problem!!!

You only have1 brake light bulb in the each of the main light units. You may also have a high level brake light but that is not in the main light units.
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Old 04-09-2007, 11:39 PM
 
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Default RE: 91 740 turbo Break Light Problem!!!

I got some answers from a buddy, and he said it may be the circuit board...or something like that? It wears out over time he was saying.
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Old 04-10-2007, 01:18 AM
 
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Default RE: 91 740 turbo Break Light Problem!!!

I have looked and looked....but i cant find these circuit boards online...any help?
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:22 AM
 
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Default RE: 91 740 turbo Break Light Problem!!!

I think you would be better off and probably come out cheaper if you just buy the whole unit colgate. I bought mine from www.lampsandlenses.com for about $50 each and that included new circuit boards.
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:49 AM
 
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Default RE: 91 740 turbo Break Light Problem!!!

Thanks, i checked them out and for $66 each i can get new ones, but they did not say anything about including the circuit board etc...but you said they do? Is there a return policy? thanks.
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Old 04-10-2007, 05:16 PM
 
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Default RE: 91 740 turbo Break Light Problem!!!

I would give them a call and see colgate. Heck man, I don't even know if the 740's have circuit boards on the tail lamps, once again I replied to a question thinking 240 the whole time (I really need to pay more attention to the model in the question before I rattle off a reply). Give them a call and I'm sure they will be able to lead you in the right direction.
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Old 04-10-2007, 11:39 PM
 
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Default RE: 91 740 turbo Break Light Problem!!!

Yeah, thoes do not come with the circuits etc....so i wont be doing that. But i got in touch with a local Volvo dealer and for $35 each i can get new circuits. I am leaning in that direction but im in no hurry, i got part of my break lights working for now ( wiggling wires etc...) so ill see if maybe i can clean the circuits up this weekend or something like that.
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