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01 excursion brake lights won't come on all other

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    Jeremy W. Feb 15, 2012

    Does the third (center) brake light work?

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The switch is down on the brake pedal lever arm near the pivot stradling the master cylinder actuating rod. You can verify the wiring is okay by using a paperclip to jumper the two wires and verify the brake lights do come on- if they do- replace the switch by removing that bolt that retains the actuating rod, and the switch slips out once the bolt is removed, Reinstallation is just like removal only opposite steps- verify the flat on the actuator is contacting the switch and works correctly once installed. nut and Bolt should be torqued to about 20 to 30 Ft Pounds.

Posted on Feb 15, 2012

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SOURCE: brake lights dont work

check brake light switch..under dash up at top of brake pedal.with wiring harness on one side and spring loaded pintle on other that reads when brake pedal is applied

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SOURCE: 99 Expedition - Brake lights not working

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SOURCE: Brake lights not working but centre mount is!!

the problem is most likely in the turn signal switch. the power for the left and right brake lights goes through the turn signal switch, but power for the center mount comes straight from the brake light switch. this allows the brake light to be turned of so the turn signal can operate as they use the same filimant in the bulb.

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