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Rear tail / brake lights not working

I discovered a few days ago that the break light on the drivers side was not working. I replaced the bulb with a 3157 per the owner's manual, but it still would not work. I pulled the same bulb from the passenger side to make sure it was a 3157 (which it was) and then replaced it. Last night I discovered that I had not tail lights or break lights on either side. The turn signals work and the flashers work. I've checked fuses, but can't find one that seems to be burned out. Any suggestions?

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  • richlipich Jan 22, 2009

    I tried bending the contact tabs several times and couldn't get them to work. Finally, I took it to a local mechanic and was told that the circuit boards needed to be replaced. This was probably a much more expensive fix than it should have been, but at least they are now working. Thanks for the comments.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    I got pulled over last night because both of my tail lights were out, so I need to find that fuse fast.

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The problem is not the bulb it is the connectors the bulb is connected to...rebend them so they touch....its happening on all the 2000 jeeps...email me for any more questions...jave21@YAHOO.COM

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Look up "fix jeep brake lights". I had a similar problem and just had to bend up the little metal contact tabs on the brake light assembly using a small flat head screwdriver-they were not contacting the bulb well. Took a whole five minutes and all is well.

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