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Brake lights don't work on 1988 Ford Thunderbird

Fuses seem fine; hazard lights, turn signals, parking lights and tail lights all work fine.

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Check the brake light switch located under the dash, connected at the junction where the master cylinder rod connects to the brake pedal. Remove the connector and with a short piece of wire, paper clip works fine, insert into the two terminals on the connector. Check to see if your brake lights are on. If they are, your switch is bad.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

  • Danielle Sanders Mar 15, 2012

    when my brake lights stopped working, I thought it was the switch also and replaced it, but it was a loose wire that goes to the brake light switch. check to see if it is loose, I coulda saved $ n just replaced the wire or connector. good luck with your Bird! I love mine

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