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Have a 96 mercury tracker.Will not charge,no brake/turn/hazard lights and dash lights.checked all light and changed alternater/battery.

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Check your ignition switch on your stearing

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Check the main fuses in the box under the hood

Posted on Nov 29, 2014

  • julian jackson Nov 29, 2014

    Checked and replaced fuse.

  • kenneth mcnally Nov 29, 2014

    Did replacing the fuse work for you or did you do that beforehand?

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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: brake lights wont turn on.1994 gmc sierra.

This may sound too simple, but first verify that you are getting voltage to the light socket. Use meter on d.c. If you are getting voltage, and your bulb is good, it could be a bad ground. Don't overlook the brake light system goes through the directional signal in the steering column.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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SOURCE: headlights work but dash lights and parking lights are dead

dash and tail sre tied together, so chk tail light fuse.

Posted on May 13, 2009

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SOURCE: turn signals dont work brake lights dont work

You didn't mention your rear brake lights. If they don't work either then you probably have a bad light control module (LCM). This is a common problem with big Fords. You can buy a replacement part ($250) or have yours rebuilt (www.autoecu.com). The module is located under the dash to the right of the steering column and is fairly easy to replace.
Do the turn signals work? If not it may be the turn signal switch. The aftermarket parts are cheaper than a Ford factory part; check the guarantee before deciding.
Worse case scenario? You need both parts.

Posted on May 01, 2009

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SOURCE: No turn signals, hazards or brake lights

replace the turn signal switch in the steering column

Posted on May 16, 2009

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My engine was running and when i turned on my headlights the entire vehicle died. Now i won't even get dash lights to come on? Is this a fuse that i can't find or a relay that needs to be replaced? 96...


sounds like the alternator went bad. and wasnt charging battery, when headlights demanded power there wasnt enough to supply light and motor , so it shut down, recharge battery check battery connections then have alternater check, good luck. hope this helps.

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Geo tracker lights and radio not working


power loss.
any good car elect. tech find this pronto.
just takes a volt meter to find the voltage drop point.

top fails:
1: corroded fuse box on right front finder (under fuse box)
2: did you say it kills motor too. cant figure above.

what about heater fan, it uses tons of current.
as does HL followed by tails.

20amps, 15amps and 5amps respectively

you have resistance some where.
and load , kills the voltage .

for me.
i'd:
check battery voltage , when it dims out.
then of ok 12.5v is ok key on,not started.
then check voltages at a right fender , fuse panel
all points there, 12.5vdc , same as battery v.
if OK
then
check voltage at the fuse above right knee
with load full, hl, fan, brakes, just key on.

now you know what circuit is fail ing by now.

report back with this facts.

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