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No brake lights on 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee

I have no brake lights. I have a tail light on drivers side when lights are on but when I apply the brakes, I have no brake lights

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If the bulbs are ok, then

  • There could be poor connetion in the bulb holder or,
  • There might be some disconnection on the joints leading to the rear or,
  • The brake light switch might be stack off.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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First thing to do is chk. the fuse for break lights, if thats ok, than i would say its the break light switch. As far as the right taillight, that could be as simple as a bad bulb.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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