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I had a good look at it yesterday and found under the passenger door sill a wirin loom that goes from the front of the car to the rear. And one of the wires had melted all off its plastic casing. I couldnt see it attached to any other wires to cause problems with the brake and side lights but thats hopefully gonna be resolved wen i change the wirin loom.
Does anyone know if i can buy one of these wirin looms from renault or anywhere. Cheers guys.
just wrap loads of electrical insulation tape round it making sure the bare cable cannot touch anyother bare cables and secure the loom back in place. Unless you want to persue it thru warranty i really wouldnt bother replacing it. This does however sound like the cause of your problem as the damaged cable will have been shorting down to the chassis (earth) whenever you braked etc...
cut it and put a splice in (extend the wire if need be! dont be gash and just tape it!lol
it wont be a short i dont think this sounds like an earth fault. if its when u brake, it sounds like a poor earth on rear lights and finding earth elsewhere ie fronts, which will make them come on momentarily! double check the rear earths! do a continuity check if u can get hold of a multi meter!
Failing this, check any main earths in the engine bay! will be a main one from engine to chassis and gearbox etc.hope this helps
i wasnt been gash, lol! i was just thinking that for a non-electrical person to attempt a joint in a restricted loom could be quite tricky (would they even know what a splice is?). Therefore i recommended the tape up method. Also as I said this could be persued under warranty if needs be. The earth-rear lights issue has been mentioned in posts above. (Dink)