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I had this expirience many time before..... and thru most of the older cars....the only problem in it was the sockets ( light sockets at rear were the trouble side is) its loosing contact, or ground .... most of the time the sockets are kind a old and around it were the socket goes in needs leaning with a sand paper so as the outside of the socket sometimes you need to change the whole socket with new one....( they tend to get rusty by age )and check the condition of the wires too....simple little things gives headache...sometimes you have to check the contack of the bulbs specially if it is a double contact.....everything has to be having cleaned and good should solve your problem.....remmeber clean ground, priority actually , should look like new or is possible put new ones....but clean is the key , very good contact....." good luck "......Patience is another key....

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Q: What would cause the tailights and blinkers not to work when you turn on the headlights but when they are off everything works fine?
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