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Coming back from Maxton I lost rear lights. Turn signals work but all the others have failed including the emergency flashers. No dash lights either. I am suspicious of the light switch on the dash but the fact that the emergency flashers have also failed has me thinking. Any clue as to where to start to look on this? Canon plug? Any help or direction appreciated. My lights have been intermittent for a while. Couple times they did this and then self corrected themselves if that is any help.
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Just the rear lights or front lights also?
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Just the rear lights.
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John, I had the same problem last year on my 1990 pt40 on the way to the birds at the beach rally. I thought it was the switch, I lost tail lights and front running lights and turn signals , but the flashers worked. went to NAPA when we got to the beach, ,after 2 headlight switches didn't solve the problem, came to find out the headlight warning buzzer( mounted behind the upper right dash panel with the cigarrette lighter,ether cold start, and front air vents) had come loose. Not the wireing but the mount itself, must have been the ground. Tightened that up and never had another issue.
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John,
Do the brake lights work? I am not sure about your coach, are the brake lights and turn signal lights separate, or do they use the same bulb?

If I was guessing, I would look for a bad ground. I don't know if you have a common ground for all of the rear lights or if they use frame ground. If the ground is bad, the 4-ways may not work because there is not enough load to activate the flasher. The 4-ways should not be effected by the light switch. They should work weather the lights are on or off.
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John when the same loss of tail lights happend to us it was the light switch. I replaced the headlight swithch and it fixed the problem.
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I don't know it the brake lights are working or not, I suspect not. I'll check this evening. Sounds like the switch and loose wires might be a place to start looking. Any other thoughts?
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I am under the impression if you do not have blinker lights, then you do not have brake lights. I have been told that if emergency flashers work, then your blinkers and brake lights work.

I would check fuses first.
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John, If memory servers, that headlight switch, when it failed, was a little more difficult to push and pull. You could feel the difference. Simple to replace.
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I would think if it was the headlight switch he would lose front and rear lights?
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