2001 Subaru Legacy tail light problem

2001gene2001gene Member Posts: 2
edited February 2017 in Subaru
My 2001 subaru legacy station wagon left tail light is on when the brakes are not applied, but when I apply the brakes the left tail light goes out. Why is this happening? I have the headlights on and all of the other lights are working fine.


  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAMember Posts: 9,372
    edited February 2017
    Could be a bad connection/socket/bulb in the left tail light. Since it happens when the lights are on, stepping on the brakes and the resulting increased amperage draw could be making this show up.

    Electrical gremlins can be elusive, but I think I'd start there.
  • 2001gene2001gene Member Posts: 2
    Dear PF_Flyer,

    How do I test to know if it is the connection or socket?

    Thank you,
    2001 gene
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