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Brake lights not working, its not the fuse, its not the bulb.

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I would guess it's the brake light switch (on the pedal) or a loose wire or ground connection. Grab a test light or a voltmeter and chase electrons.

Posted on Mar 31, 2014

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SOURCE: brake lights dont work

check brake light switch..under dash up at top of brake pedal.with wiring harness on one side and spring loaded pintle on other that reads when brake pedal is applied

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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SOURCE: brake lights not working, central

if both fuse and bulbs are good after that there is a push switch on the brake pedal itself some times these stick and or fail to work at all and need replacing quite a simple operation take wires off replace switch and replace wires if you touch the two wires together the lights should come on do this before buying new switch

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Left rear brake light stopped working but bulb and fuses are OK.

These are Dual Function Bulbs. They control the Parking Lights and the Brake Lights. This Bulb is Burnt out on the Brake Coil inside the Bulb. I have actually seen Bulbs that were Bad But you could not Tell by jast looking at them. It should be fine with a New Bulb. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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SOURCE: my brake lights don't work-switch bulbs & fuse

Add a ground wire

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 ford escort wagon brake lights out. bulbs and fuses changed.

have you tested the brake light switch? it is located at the top of the arm the brake pedal is attached to, it is very common for the wires to that switch to break inside the plastic insulation, the switch testing goes like this, there should be 12 volts present at both sides of the switch with the brake pedal depressed and one side without the pedal depressed.

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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