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All lights work but brake lights

Checked bulbs sockets and have power all the way back and changed the foot switch

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    Desiray belcher May 07, 2014

    i have turning signals and all i tryed holding down easy on the signal switch and the still didnt work and iv checked the fuses

  • Desiray belcher
    Desiray belcher May 07, 2014

    i got power coming all the way back to my trailer lights to

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Check the fuse for the stop lights

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SOURCE: Brake Lights Not Working ...

Hello all; I figured out this one; it is indeed the turn signal switch. There are plastic tabs that hold the whole assembly together under constant friction when you use the turn signal. They eventually wear out. I was able to fix mine on my own. I had to take the air bag out and everything! The easy way to figure this out is to take out one of the brake lights from it's mount, lay it in the trunk connected and fold the seat down, so you can look back and see it go on as you pull the turn signal lever slightly towards so and step on the brake. That's how you know it's your turn signal control. you can either replace the control or fix it with washers and lithium grease like I did. It wasn't really hard. I used the Haynes manual and bought a stearing wheel puller. Still cheaper than the dealer or repair shop. I paid $60 overall.

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SOURCE: rear brake lights don't work

you prob got a trailer plug prob bad wires if not tail lights run through turn signal switch tell fix ya bout me ok

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SOURCE: brake cab light works , no bed brake lights ,

Had the sam thing happen on my 95 GMC.There was a part under the dash to the reear of the parking brake were all the relays were pluged in that looked like the old buzzer box.Not sure the name of it or if yours will have the same retanguler box.Has something to do with the brake lights.The guys at my local napa new what part it was but never caught the name of it,was just happy to have brake lights again.

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SOURCE: Brake lights don't work. Replaced bulbs, checked

Yes, you need to of course check the voltage coming into and going out of the brake light switch, if 12 Volts are there going out and coming in while pressing on the brake pedal, your brake lights aren't getting a good ground or there is a break in the circuit between that switch & the lights.

On occasion the tail lights will work with a weak ground circuit where the Brake lights won't. Best way to determine this is to just hook up the 12 volt tester to the Brake light hot wire & there at the bulb ground, then in an area away from the bulb that has a good possibility of contact/ground.

Really that's it, if the 12Volts is getting to the bulb but it isn't lighting, if you aren't getting the voltage there and the brake switch is hot on both sides when pressed, the break in voltage will have to be traced from that switch to the tail light to find the problem.

good luck.

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