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Break Lights won't come on in my 1988 Jeep Comanche

Signal lights work fine and the tail lights light up but, whenever i press the break pedal the break lights wont light up on my 1988 Jeep Comanche.
Right now my truck is at the dealer ship and they say that I need a new fuse box. Also they can't get ahold a fuse box for my truck and they said that i have to find one so they could install it.
I looked at 7 junk yards and none of them have a fuse box that would work. I asked JCWhitney and they said they didnt carry that item.

So could anyone help me find a fuse box for a 1988 Jeep Comanche?

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  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    I have the same problem but with a 97 Tj

  • nancycomanch Feb 19, 2009

    My clutch leaked brake fluid all over my box and its eating away at everything, I got a fuse box at the junk yard but they just cut all the wires and my mechanic said he couldn't use it. The brake light fuse doesn't hold in the box so he bent the prongs away from each other so the fuse will hold till vibrates loose.

    Just went this morning and he called his electrical buddy, fix is to isolate brake light wires and buy a seperate circuit from Napa (fix the whole thing under $50.00) and run brakes through that, that is what I would do, fixes your problem I hope, me I'm still looking for a fuse box with easy plug in to wire harness since can't get rewired.



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This am mechanic said to wire brakes through seperate circuit get from Napa, less than $50.00 for whole repair, my fuse keeps coming loose and fusebox bad (clutch fluid leaked on it), Woodfin had the box from 88 cherokee but cut the wires and my mechanic couldn't rewire all those wires, it did look crazy hard to do

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  • Karatekid1 Aug 29, 2011

    I checked at autozone and found a off brand that makes the exact same fuse box to replace it with. My jeeps clutch cylinder blew and leaked down on the fuse box causing all my circuits to short out. This off brand I was telling about is what I replaced it with. To prevent the clutch cylinder from blowing again and leaking all over it I moved it out from underneath it. Hoped this information helped.


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Why replace the whole fuse box? That's rediculous. If you can't find the fuse box, just fix the affected circuit. Did they check the brake switch?

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