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My book tells me there are two 35 amp fuses. I've always heard one 35, one 50. What say you?
Problem. All lights working until I push brake pedal. Then RH tail light goes off.
 

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My book tells me there are two 35 amp fuses. I've always heard one 35, one 50. What say you?
Problem. All lights working until I push brake pedal. Then RH tail light goes off.
Two 35's. You need to crawl into the boot and fix the grounds for the lamps.
 

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I have 2 - 35's in mine. The lights ground to the harness.
 

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No ground wires in the rear harness. I'll make my own. Where do I attach them to the light bulb holder?
 

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Each holder should have a black and red pigtail.
 

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Replace one of those bolts fir the Bumperette stiffener with a nice shiny Bolt and lockwasher and nut after you run a tap through the captive Nut, I think it has a captive nut. Add a closed loop lug on the end of the ground wire and place over that shiny bolt you fed up from underneath the car, Add the other two ground lugs that have been soldered, heat shrink tape to neaten up the connection and when all 3 wires are on each side add a lockwasher and another nut on top. You will have no more issued with a bad ground back there. Again there are no ground wires in the rear harness. Those bulb all ground to the body. Yes I could have run one continuous ground wire but 3 separate wires made trouble shooting and isolation simpler. Dont foget the ground to the Plate Lamp.

Now one trick I added was a 1157 dual filament lower beehive lamp in the back, same base as the front turn signals. I ran a jumper wire from the brake lamps down to the low beam side of the new beehive lamp. Step on the brakes and it also lights up the low intensity side of the beehive lamp. Turn Signal stays wired to the high intensity side. All of my rear bulbs are now LED, I added the 72 LED Display for main Brake Lamps and 1157 Red / Red dual filament LED's in the Beehive lamps. UP front I used a White / Amber LED for the front Turn signals. PArking lights White / Turn Signals Amber. Works slick.
 
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Jim. You always go the extra mile. I'll take some time to digest this and see if I can incorporate your ideas. Your car must be special. Thanks for taking your time to get back on this. Ross
 

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Remember that US fuses have a different rating then UK ones. They are not interchangeable.
 

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Nice. I had to Google it after reading that there was a difference.
 
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Went right to the Bugeye fuse block. 2 35 amp fuses;1 Lucas, 1 Buss. Changed out the Buss for a Lucas. Thank you Joe.
 

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The 6 cylinder Healeys have a 35 and 50 amp fuse. The only thing on the 50 amp fuse is the horns.
 
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