[xk8] Rear brake light failer indicator

2007 XKR convertable. Second small problem/challenge

Last night, in the middle of a 500 mile journey, a message
came on the dash saying ‘‘Rear brake light failure’’. At
about the same time I notice the turn indicators behaving strangely. I thought I must have accidently moved the lever because the left hand signal started flashing . I instinctively move the lever in the other direction and both turn signals flashed. They eventually
strangely. I thought I must have accidently moved the
lever because the left hand signal started flashing . I
instinctively move the lever in the other direction and
both turn signals flashed. They eventually stopped after a
few seconds. During the remainder of the trip, this
happened another couple of times. The rest of the time
things worked (with the exception of the brake light) as
intended. Today, I purchased some replacement light bulbs
remove the light fittings and effect the change. Somewhere
I read that only Jaguar OEM bulbs should be used because
they are a different resistive rating to the ‘‘generics’’ and the
the cheaper generic bulbs could cause expensive damage to the
the lighting module.
Does anybody have any experience of this??

Many thanks in advance for your helpfrom my local auto parts store and looked on line how to

Brianem 2491
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In reply to a message from Brianem 2491 sent Tue 3 Nov 2015:

I always use after-market bulbs with no problems. The
problem you are having may be a poor connection in the bulb
cluster. I am having an ongoing tussle with a back-up light
that is intermittently out, but manages to work when I take
it to the mechanic.–
Grahame Loader 98 XK8 Roadster
Calgary, Canada
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In reply to a message from JGL sent Tue 3 Nov 2015:

Thanks Grahame, I appreciate your input and I’ll certainly
try to make sure the connections are tight.–
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In reply to a message from Brianem 2491 sent Wed 4 Nov 2015:

Brain, you may want to look on the net about the rear
brake light and a bad ground for the whole rear cluster.
Adding a large ground may save you lots of trouble.–
trrdster2
Salisbury,NC, United States
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