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Clio 1.2 Billabong 16v Sidelight & Brakelight Gone


Im new to this forum and wondered if anyone has had the same
problem as im having. I own a Renault Clio 1.2 16v Billabong edition 53 reg, last week I noticed the drivers side front sidelight had gone and the rear drivers side brake light had gone. The rear brake light comes on when the brake is pressed but when the lights are on at night the red light doesn't show. I went out the weekend and brought some new bulbs both for the front sidelight and rear brake light, but after replacing them they still dont seem to be working?.? I have checked and replaced the fuse just in case it was that but still no joy.

Any one had the same problem or knows how to fix this?

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This sounds like a fuse problem, normally lights are wired diagonally for safety reasons, also check to make sure the connections are not corroded, esp. earth, not sure if there are relays on this circuit or not but they are normaly located in the passenger compartment fuse box and sometimes in a seperate unit in the engine bay.

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Strange one - I have just added the fuse box info HERE but as mentioned their is no common fuse ?

Can you send pictures of the light assembly connectors and the bulbs you purchased if possible ?

Obviously I understand that the brake light could result in a stop check by the police but your sidelight should not be so noticeable.
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The way I read it, it's the side lights both front and rear that have gone (the tail light still works when the brake is pressed, but not when just the side lights are on.)

The right and left side lights are probably fused separately, so it sounds like you need to go straight back to the fuse box and check again. Sometimes a fuse can pass a visual inspection when it has actually blown, so swap it for a known good one (preferably a spare, though you could use the one for the opposite side lights, and see if the fault moves with the fuse.)

If you replace the fuse and it still doesn't work, then maybe you have a short that's blowing the fuses. That will be rather difficult to trace, I'm afraid, so here's hoping that's not the problem.

If all else fails, try checking every fuse in the box. It's time consuming and, in this case, a long shot, but I've known electrical problems to be caused by a seemingly unrelated fuse being blown.
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Thank you both for replies, Laguna I will take some photos of both coneecters front and back this afternoon and post. Also picks of the bulbs purchased. The fuse diagram you have posted is the older model of the Clio I have. I have replaced the fuse for the dipped headlamp but still no joy. Its a very annoying problem.

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