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I am not asking how to replace the rear tail light bulbs as that is covered elsewhere on the forum BUT I have three questions:

Why would both bulbs would go together ?

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Is there a fuse just for the rear tail lights ?

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Where are the fuses for each lighting circuit ?

I looked at those in the engine compartment and those under the drop down flap (drivers side) but I couldn't read anything that mentioned lights !

By the way, the rear fog, number plate light, brakes lights and indicators are all working - so no fuses gone for them.

I will be taking the light assemblies out tomorrow to have a look at the bulbs.
 

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In answer to the first part of the question...if one bulb fails, the excess current is diverted to the next lamp in the same circuit...this will then get a double dose of current, often resulting in a burnout. It often happens with indicators too.
 

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Bulbs should fail at the same time, if they are used for the same amount of time.The bulbs will have been manufactured at the same time, therefore thefilament and gas will be the same.
I always change them in pairs and don't go for the cheap type, which tend to have a poor gas in them.
 

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try fuses 45 and 46 (10Amp) in the IPDM near the nearside front headlamp assembly.
 

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Thanks everyone for your replies.

I bought two heavy duty bulbs (thicker filaments) and sure enough when I took the lens covers off they had both blown - just as you said !
 

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If the tail lights go out as well as you side lights thats defo the fuse then the left and right are on there own fuses too, hi and low beams are both on there own fuses for each side oh the joys of the ipdm
 
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