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Tail lights and turn signals won't work

I replaced the turn signal switch and checked all the fuses, checked what I could see of the wires. But nothing is working. What can I do next? The daytime light on the dash use to come on but doesn't now. Could it be the drl fuse?

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Well the drl would not affect the turn signals, and you should be able to turn the parking lights on from the switch.
Do you have power on the signal and parking light fuses ?

Posted on Feb 10, 2014

Testimonial: "I have parking lights I think. Your talking about the other set of lights on the rear correct. I don't have a 12 volt meter yet, going in the morning to pick one up. And headlights with high and low beams work. The wife just remember and told me the est light came on and off for a couple weeks as well before this happened. Could it be the brake light switch on the pedal itself needs to be replaced?"

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SOURCE: Park/Tail lights not working. Brake/signals are

Before going ahead and spending money on a new module, test it first. The module is located under the steering column. You'll find a Brown wire on one of the connectors (i just looked at a wire diagram). Do no disconnect anything. Back probe the brown wire, which is the power feed to your park lights. With the lights off, there should be 0 volts on you voltmeter. Turn the park lamps on, There should be 12V. If there is not 12V, disconnect the connector and try to check voltage at the pin that feeds to the brown wire, if still not 12V, replace the module. If you do get 12V, then module is ok, find where the 12v is being dropped before making it to the lamps.

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SOURCE: check fuse replace brake light switch, and still

first check the fuse for the stop light circuit, if it's good, check your bulbs, it's possible they are all burned out! take one of them out, swap in a new one, and see if it lights. If not, get a wiring diagram and start checking for your powers and grounds. Take a look at the stop light switch on the brake pedal. If it's no good, there is a good chance that your cruise control may not work properly either. Good luck.

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