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#69 of 78 Brake light wiring problem
May 19, 2011 (5:19 pm)
Recently I purchased a 99 Rodeo 2 wheel drive Ls. The stupid thing had issues with the lights and I figured I was smart enough to fix it myself. The left tail light was out and the owner couldn't figure out why. Turns out the bulb was coroded and I just had to replace it. However....I started to look at the lights and realized that not only was that light messed up...but the tail lights in general were messed up. The way I explain this is confusing so bare with me.
When I hit the brakes, all 3 (top, left, right) come on. When I turn my headlights on to drive at night only the right one comes on. It is the exact same light and bulb as the brake lights so the wiring must be messed up. Anyone have any suggestions as to how to fix this?
I just started college, my dad is in the military and is deployed over seas, and the rest of my family is stationed across the country so I am trying to do this on my own haha. I can't affoard to take it to a shop so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
#70 of 78 Re: Brake light wiring problem [kboyd92]
Jun 05, 2011 (7:06 am)
The exact same thing happened to me this weekend. I'm going to try to replace the back bulb and fuse today. I don't know what else to do. Silly thing is I wiggled the wires in it yesterday and it worked for a few minutes. I don't know what any of this means...I majored in Fine Art :/
I was wondering if you knew the answer....or how you solved your problem? Please e-mail me soon. I'm super scared to drive at night now.
#71 of 78 Is is worth fixing my rodeo?
Oct 04, 2011 (10:41 pm)
I have a 2002 rodeo with 206xxx miles on it. I noticed that my inside lights were deemed, the battery light came on, engine light came on, no power charge came on, and my car was barely pulling. I came to a stop light and my car shut off on me. Nothing works now. I have had my transmission replaced, starter replaced. I don't know what to do. I have been reading other posts and some people are telling me that itís my battery or my alternator. I really need help on this.
thanks in advance
#72 of 78 Re: Brake light wiring problem [kboyd92]
Mar 17, 2012 (5:56 pm)
My 99 rodeo has the same problem except when I turn my headlights on the only light that is illuminated is the third (top) light and that is the only brake light that works. If you found a solution please let me know I am at a loss.
#74 of 78 1992 Isuzu Rodeo LS V6 3.1 4x4 Trailer Light Problem-Need Help ASAP!!
Sep 13, 2012 (7:03 pm)
My 1992 Rodeo's trailer wiring factory plug does not work. Car has all lights brake, tail, turn signal (except right hand) working, but when I plug new harness into trailer factory plug under bumper on passenger side I have no lights on trailer. My boat's trailer lights verified working. Is there a fuse for this plug I need to check? It seems to have no power. Any help in diagnosing this problem would be graciously appreciated. Taking boat out this weekend and would like to have trailer lights working by then.
I thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
#75 of 78 speedometer and gas gauge area lights out
Nov 01, 2012 (4:05 pm)
how easy is it to remove the dashboard area to replace the lights for the speedometer and gas/oilpressure indicators (right side of dials) for a 1996 isuzu rodeo?
estimated idea of time to do the job?
got any links that show the work?
#76 of 78 Re: speedometer and gas gauge area lights out [calikoala]
Mar 20, 2013 (3:37 pm)
you can't i have a 1992 isuzu rodeo and the insterment cluster just has plugs on the back and the cluster is all one piece, so you have to replace it all but the panels are held in by screws its fairly easy a couple place are alil hard to get to.
#77 of 78 Re: Strange Isuzu Rodeo Problems [hondosa]
Mar 20, 2013 (3:40 pm)
well if you can jump start it and drive it should mean the alternator is working also if you want to test it just get it started and remove the positive from the battery if it dies bad alternator if it stays running then its good.
#78 of 78 Re: speedometer and gas gauge area lights out [matt9851]
Mar 20, 2013 (5:05 pm)
actually, in a 1996 rodeo, I ended up removing the plastic bezel that surrounds the instrument panel, a few screws to remove the instrument group, disconnect a few wiring connections and the speedometer/rpm gauges comes out of the dash.. there are two bulbs that light up the speedometer and rpm areas as well as several t1 size lights that light up each gear . the large ones are common lights and i was able to buy those. I ended up moving the t1 from the 1st gear position to the D position. I will never need 1st gear that I would have to worry about it being there or not..
so all the lights I need are working ...