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98 Toyota 4Runner- Can a faulty towing cable/wires

98 Toyota 4Runner- Can a faulty towing cable/wires cause the rear brakes to not work? The top and side brake lights are not working, as well as the liscense plate lights. Replaced the brake pedal switch, no luck, fuses all seem ok.. Rear tail lights/turn signals work as well.

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  • Adrian Burke Jan 12, 2013

    my beat up towing wire harness caused some sort of power surge in my lights. tore off the towing wire harness and connected wires back to original set-up. It blew both of the rear brake lights and the top light as well. it also blew the liscense plate bulbs as well. replaced all bulbs and everything is working properly. awesome.

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If you are talking about the brake lights.....yes. If you are talking about the brakes themselves...no.

Posted on Jan 10, 2013

  • Adrian Burke Jan 10, 2013

    Thanks for responding so quickly, yes, I'm talking about the lights themselves, the tow-wiring harness is trashed and corroded. I traced the wires back into the rear right side panel where it plugs in to a 'converter box'. Could a bad converter box cause this too? Thank you again.

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THE PROBLEM IS IN THE MULTIFUNCTION SWITCH, REPLACE IT.

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I dont have a diagram but the brake light switch has to feed the turn signal switch, Either that wire has a bad connection, or the turn signal switch is bad. Jiggle the turn signal lever and see if the brake lights try to work.

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