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Alright mate, I guess you're getting the all the other lights coming on when indicators or brakes are on?
Stupid question but...... have you just tried removing the cluster and cleaning all the contacts with a wire brush? The circuitry on light clusters is normaly made of fairly thick type steel plate, not very accurate but only way I can describe it! Have a look at the pic below. Sometimes water can get in and cause corrosion between the lines and short them out causing all the lights to come on when only the brakes or indicators are meant to be on.
The picture is quite small. I have had a look at the cluster and all looks ok. I'm not sure if one if the pins inside the connection coming from the loom is loose, however, you can't get it without getting the whole loom, no way am i doing that.
My other option is to goto a breakers and see if that connection is in another car and cut it off and join the wires in mine. Quite an easy job.
However, Bob mentioned putting a new earth lead on from the cluster to the earth point on the car. i am just wondering where on the cluster he connected the lead. On the car it is a simple crimped connection to a nut.
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