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Abarth Cars => Abarth Punto Evo => Topic started by: timmay on May 02, 2017, 12:52:57 pm

Title: Check running light when braking
Post by: timmay on May 02, 2017, 12:52:57 pm
Hi all,

Really hope someone can help.

My Abarth Punto Evo has developed a strange fault... when braking it displays the "check running lights" message. Now that's odd because I've checked the running lights and they were fine. It wasn't showing the message every time I brake so I assumed a loose bulb or fuse. After reseating the bulbs the message went away for a few days but when it returned one of the little bulbs in the head light had blown (not the running light). I replaced this and again the message didn't appear at first. However after a day or so I had the check running lights message again.

The weird part is all lights are fine!

Today knowing that the bulbs are fine I decided to check fuses but they are all ok.

You've probably already noticed that this is happening only when I brake. I have also checked the brake lights and they are working.

Anyone got any ideas what else I can check/do to resolved this issue?
Is it possible to disable the system that checks the lights?

Thanks,
Tim
Title: Re: Check running light when braking
Post by: GTMartin on May 02, 2017, 06:23:10 pm
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happening only when I brake

Might be worth checking the switch which activates the brake lights. Additionally, check that all the earths have a good contact and no corrosion.
Title: Re: Check running light when braking
Post by: timmay on June 01, 2017, 01:07:06 am
Think I might have resolved it :-D

Not had the warning message since disconnecting and reconnecting the passenger rear light.
Title: Re: Check running light when braking
Post by: timmay on September 06, 2017, 01:01:58 pm
This issue is back and after checking the connection for both rear lights I decided to replace the brake peddle switch. Still not fixed the issue. This is getting really annoying now!

Is there anyway to disable the light checker? All lights work and I can manual check. Just rather not get a message that is incorrect?
Title: Re: Check running light when braking
Post by: GTMartin on September 10, 2017, 12:12:26 pm
I suggest changing both rear bulbs with brand new ones, or maybe a trip to the auto electrician as I am sure you will not be able to disable the light checker.