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Parking lights issue

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Hey CR-Z Fam,

I just got my car back from the paint shop last week and it looks great. Oddly enough though I had some weird electrical issues that were not an issue prior. First off, my turn signals in both my headlights and tail lights were not working as well as my driver side brake light. After I replaced all turn signal bulbs, my driver side tail light brake light started to work which was cool. However, my driver side tail light parking light does not come on, only the passenger side works. The parking lights in the headlights don't work either. If I lock/unlock the doors, they don't flash like they used to. I tried to research this issue on here and Facebook and found out about the Small light fuse, but mine is not blown. If I remove that fuse, then BOTH my driver and passenger tail light parking lights don't come on. This is what has me confused, not sure why only the passenger side tail light parking light would work but none of the others. Any ideas?

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Car looks great!
Do you have a multimeter?
Was your CRZ repainted from accident damage? If so, I'd start visually inspecting the wiring harness around where it was damaged.
That failing, check for power at the tail light and start working back to the fuse box.
No accident damage, the paint was cracked and pink from the FL sun.
Might check the pins at the headlight / taillights and see if they didn't mask them off (paint got in them).
Good insight, when I replaced the turn signal bulbs I noticed paint dust/residue on them. I'll check the pins when I get home!

I went to remove the tail light to inspect the pins and didn't see anything out of the ordinary. I did reference my other tail light and noticed the 3 prong connector that goes into the brake/parking light was plugged in the reverse orientation. I guess they just mashed it in, I'm surprised the brake light functioned with the female connector plugged in backwards. Anyhow, brake/parking lights in the tails are now working. I'm debating if I even want to continue troubleshooting the headlight parking lights as it kind of looks cleaner with them always off.
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