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[Brakes] Question about the Stop Bulb
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Hi

Owner of a 2009 Berlingo First 1.6Hdi.

The attached photo is taken from my Berlingo Owners Handbook, I've inserted an arrow at the bottom which points to '4 Brake lamp - Side lamp'.

Is it correct that a single bulb is used for both the side light and the brake light?

If this is the case, is it possible for the side light to be switched on ok, but when braking the light does not change/become brighter to show that the car is currently braking?

I can confirm that both my side lights come on ok, but someone mentioned to me that one of my brake lights at the back doesn't work.

Any advice appreciated.

Thanks
Michael


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#2
Vehicles have been using stop/tail light bulbs for decades. It is a 5/21w bulb with offset location pins, which ensure it is fitted the right way round.
Any accessory shop such as Halfords will have dozens.

Geoff
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Yes, to confirm the bulb will have two filaments in it, one for side and one for brake; the brake filament has obviously failed.
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Surely the handbook specifies which bulb type to use ?
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Than you everyone for your responses. I was having a blonde moment, it happens.

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