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NO power to tail light sockets

1988 Jeep Cherokee, brake lights work, headlights work, turn signals/hazzards work...TAIL lights dont work, nor does the light for the lic plate or the dashboard light. We have replaced all the fuses and bulbs but when hooked to a volt meter, the tail light socket is showing no power. Tail light socket is new.

Is there a way to jerry-rig a wire directly to tail lights, so that it can manually be turned on?

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  • stressed08 Sep 23, 2008

    Have not tested the headlight switch yet, how would I test? Or should just replace?



    the back lights have 5 bulbs, can only identify the brake and signals (which work)...

    the other 3 dont work.

  • nice15 Oct 05, 2008

    i have the same problem. but when i hook up the volt meter i getting 91 ohms and the fuse keeps popping

  • cmcain75 Jan 06, 2009

    I've traced all the wiring and checked all the fuses and still a no go. Any ideas?

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Have you tested the headlight switch??

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There is a breaker in your circuit box it is silver mine did the same thing and i had a loose wire on my head light switch and my breaker was blown...

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