Question about 2001 Ford Escort ZX2
Third light works the other do not have power to swicth an tried to jump it over to seee an still no brake lights fuses good
Did you try new bulbs? Check for loose wires on the plugs going to lights, Or a break in the wires, Bulb sockets for condensation, if none of that is the (problem) take it into a auto electric Shop to be check out,
Posted on Nov 27, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
have you tested the brake light switch? it is located at the top of the arm the brake pedal is attached to, it is very common for the wires to that switch to break inside the plastic insulation, the switch testing goes like this, there should be 12 volts present at both sides of the switch with the brake pedal depressed and one side without the pedal depressed.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
You have a ground problem somewhere, do you have a towing light set up on the rear of the vehicle? Check all your ground wires. Also remove the center piece from around the steering column and see if any of the wires from the turn signal switch have come lose or pulled out. The turn signal switch has wiring that goes to the brake light switch.You may have to replace the switch because it may have a internal problem which is a commen problem. They actually call it a multi function switch and you can purchase at most parts stores. There is small holes in the bottom half of the cover that you will need to remove to get the cover off. Usually phillips or torx screws.. they sell torx screw drivers just ask for the 2 most common sizes.Hope this helps leave comment getting tired of answering and not getting results.
Posted on Jun 26, 2010
SOURCE: I have a 98 ford
Accoding to my schematic you should be seeing an orange/yellow wire going to the third brake light, and a branched off orange/yellow wire going to the turn signal switches which in turn goes to the BLU/WHT and BLU/BLK wires which control the rear stop lamps.
Then, there is a shorting bar connector that grounds out both rear tail lamps (not including the third brake lamp).
If the bulbs are good, then I'll bet the bar that grounds out both tail lamps has a bad ground, maybe.
Try to look for the common ground wire and trace it to the body, and see if there is a loose screw or nut that holds it to the negative body part.
Good luck on this repair.
Posted on Oct 29, 2010
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