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1998 Ford Explorer Brake Lights Won't come on

When I step on my brakes the lights came on and then off and would not come on again. Please help and thanks

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  • cisselg Mar 09, 2009

    Thanks to all It was the brake stop light switch.Thanks again,



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Hi assume all brake lights including high level light ? are not working ? 1st check is the fuse ? if it is ok? then next check is the brake stop light switch located at the pedal just near the top of pedal the switch is normaly adjustable and screws into the pedal boxframe that pedals fit /pivot to the switch operates on plunger method ie when pedal pressed the small plunger moves out and puts lights on then when pedal released plunger is pushed back lights off the switch is plastic and has a plug with 2 wires attached to test if plug is defective ? unplug wires from switch then using either a paper clip or piece of wire ? connect /join both wires in plug then sitch ign on if lights work ? switch is defective simple diy to replace cost here in uk for switch approx £4 hope this helps ?

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

  • silver top Mar 09, 2009

    thank you for your update re brake lights glad to hear of success !much appreciated to receive successfull outcome



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