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No trailer Brake Lights right or left side

I checked the plug for the Yukon. I have power. The running lights, marker lights, trailer brakes, right and left turn signals and all other lights work on my trailer except the right and left rear brake lights do not work. When I check the plug with a test light, when the brakes on pushed (truck side), I do not receive power on the left or right pin for the brakes. An RV place told me it could be my Hazard Flasher Relay being the problem. Any other thoughts? I do not know if I should check other fuses, or replace the truck side wiring harness? Any help would be appreciated.

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    Lane Jobe Mar 29, 2014

    I rewired the plug and changed a few fuses and got it to work. Thank you for all of your help and input. lane

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Try the specified fuses in the under hood fuse center. they are common to blow.

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SOURCE: brake lights/rear turn signals

I had the same problem with my 1999 Yukon. The electric board needed to be replaced. Rust starts to build up and shorts out or blows the bulb. The dealership charged $73.60 for the part and I installed it myself (Saved $30).

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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SOURCE: no brake/hazard lights,have running/turn signal lights

Suggest you change hazard flasher 'can' first, then go to the hazard switch. I'm betting it's the flasher can.

Posted on May 11, 2009

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SOURCE: bottom brake lights and hazard lights do not come on. All other lights work including top brake lights. Fuses and bulbs checked.

Check for power out of brake light switch by brake pedal. Of its faulty , the 3rd brake light will still work. Hope this helps

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Both rear turn signal lights flash

I did 15a and electrical for over 30 for chevrolet and seen some pretty weird stuff.To me you still have a ground problem.your idea of checking the brake light switch is a good start.both rear lamps flashing to me means the hazards are shorting across the turn and brake light circuits,because hazards stop flashing when brakes are applied.The brakes light switches in the 90's were really weird because they also incorporated the abs system.Good luck,let me know what happens.Thanks

Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: brake lights do not work at rear of truck ,no

check the relays and connections at the tail lights and under the truck, has the truck ever been off road or in deep water?

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