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    Right Side Tail Lights Dim

    Right side tail lights (drivers) of my 67 are quite dim when compaired to the left. i have had the orginal (still working) relays in the trunk replaced with the electroic version with no help to the problem. Maybe bad ground? Where do i start looking?
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    Definitely a bad ground. Run a jumper wire from where the ground for the wiring harness attaches to the framing around the gas filler tube to one of the studs that hold the taillight to the back of the trunk. I'll bet your lights will come back bright. Had that problem with 70 yesterday.

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    thanks! I'll give that a try.
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    if one side is dim i'd bet the silver on the housing is bad---take both lights apart and spray the reflective surface with "chrome paint"---you'l probably also find a crack in the lens of the dull one , allowing water in
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    Re: Right Side Tail Lights Dim

    Thanks to both of these posts, I tried the jumper and in my case no luck. I then took apart the Dim Tail Light and the bright one. These I compared. The Dim one had severely corroded the chrome backing . Just as doctordesoto suggested. Painted it up and it is now amazing. This was a super helpful. Thanks again.

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