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    Default 306 drivers side rear light bulbs holder

    Just as I had everything working, including air conditioning (woo!) The rear light cluster has gone kaput. Noticed water in there, opened up and corrosion everywhere. Have dried out, electrical cleaner in and fresh bulbs and no Bueno. Still a fast blinking indicator on the dash but no light in the cluster.

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    Is there an easy fix for this or is it time to search out a replacement part?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Yes, no indicator equals fast flash. Replace them, if you need parts go to wreckers there are many of them out there. Going to waste normally.
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    You can try sanding down all the pins globe holders and fitting a second earth to it did you take the whole taillights out normally they fill up with crap between the light and the boot seal and overflow into the light


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    What year model is it? I have some spare lights here. In good condition but no seal on them. If you sand them get some electrical grease to put on metal as its all downhill after corrosion. Like this https://www.jaycar.com.au/conductive...e-50g/p/NA1034
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    Cool, sounds like a parts hunt as I have done most of the suggestions.

    Matthew, the car is a 2001 xsi. I suspect the actual bulb holder board would be same for all n5 306's. Where abouts are you again?

    Actually, you wouldn't have the rear wiper relay too?

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    Brisbane and yes I have the later lights in vgc down in the shed in a box, running 2000 and 2002 306.
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    Thanks Matt, I'll be in touch if the local wreckers can't come up with anything. Such an annoying little fault!

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    If Matthew can't help, I have a wiper relay - they're a bit hard to come by as they fill with water and stop working...

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    no wiper relay here, sedan and convertible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blahblah View Post
    If Matthew can't help, I have a wiper relay - they're a bit hard to come by as they fill with water and stop working...
    Exactly. I'll reply to the PM tonight. Thanks 👍

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    Can't be that hard to fix surely, its just a relay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
    Can't be that hard to fix surely, its just a relay.
    Itís got a circuit board in it (presumably for timing wiper delay) and that gets corroded.


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    Ah, can do that too thankfully, send me the original? A monostable one shot!
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