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Tail lights do not work, but front parking lights do. All exterior lights work except rear tail/park lights. Lamps are good.

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Check the earth connections for a good contact to frame. Put a secondary wire in if need be(fords are prone to bad earths in rear light clusters)

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Your front park lamps and rear tail lamps, use the same fuse and park lamp relay. So if the front park lamps work it's not the fuse or relay. The problem should be the wire circuit. The wire color for voltage at rear tail lamps is violet with white tracer. Use a test light and check for voltage, lamps turned on.
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commander, is a grand with diffr, rear seats, bla bla.
the book is free, for the WK posted 300 times.
click free here, then click WK.
http://jeepdied.com/books.html

THE BETTER question is HOW do they work?? IT'S NO 1993.
they are park lamps, tails is old skool name, ok no prob.
parks are front /rear and sides
so all parks dead. be key fact, even the dash dimmer uses the parks (first click of the HL switch is PARKING LAMPS)
I might add that we have answered this maybe 3 times here.
already. ill do it one more time.
in the same book chapter 8w covers this, called exterior lighting or lamps.
it is digital controlled.
the TIPM underhood does this.
the TIPM hears the network commands for parks.
and closes its PARK relay
this relay then runs all park line feeds. front and rear
the license plate is a park lamp. too.
the 3 fuse are 8,9,10 in the TIPM under hood. clearly marked park.
if you look there the lids has all then names , marked.
that does rear.
8w-51-4 covers rear.
same fuse 8 left 10 right.
if 10 blows the cab switch bank goes dead for illumination.
but you never said how many are dead.
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What fuse is good ? Did you check fuse in rear fuse box ? Also did you check park lamp relay .
Park, Tail and Marker Lamps
The park, tail, and marker lamps, including the license lamps, are turned ON when the headlamp switch is placed in the PARK or HEADLAMP position, or anytime the headlights are requested. The PARK LAMPS fuse in the rear fuse block supplies battery positive voltage to the PARK LAMP relay switch contacts. The PARK LAMPS fuse in the rear fuse block also supplies battery positive voltage to the PARK LAMP relay coil. When the park lamps are turned ON, the body control module (BCM) energizes the park lamp relay. Current flow is from the PARK LAMP relay to their respective park and marker lamps and to ground. Ground is provided at G101, G102, G401, and G403.
Fuse Block - Rear
Left side of the rear compartment, behind the left rear wheel well

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2000. Where is fuse for tail lights?


Do your headlamps work ?
Park/Marker/License/Tail Lamps
Voltage is applied to the turn/headlamp switch at all times. When the turn/headlamp switch is in the PARK or the HEAD position, voltage is applied to the following components:
?€¢
The park lamps


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The marker lamps


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The tail lamps


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The license lamp

The front marker lamps are grounded through the turn filament of the respective front park/turn lamp. The front marker lamps light as a result.
The automatic lamp control function turns on the park lamps and the headlamps. This action occurs when the ambient light sensor determines that the exterior lamps should be turned ON based on the amount of available light. When the BCM grounds the park lamp relay, voltage is supplied directly to the park lamps, bypassing the turn/headlamp switch assembly. When this action occurs, the following conditions exist:
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The automatic lamp control relay is grounded.


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The headlamps turn ON. Refer to Headlights/Daytime Running Lights (DRL) Circuit Description .

The lamps turn OFF when the BCM does not ground the park lamp relay or the automatic lamp control relay. This action is caused by the following conditions:
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The available light reaches a predetermined level.


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The ignition switch is turned to the OFF position

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Why aren't parking lights working?


Park lamp fuse 20amp located in the under hood fuse box .DRL control module
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Control Module
Right of the steering column, behind the IP
Park, Sidemarker, Tail and License Lamps
Voltage is applied continuously to the PARK fuse to the headlamp and the instrument panel (IP) lamp dimmer switch through CKT 1340.
When the headlamp and the (IP) lamp dimmer switch is in the PARK or HEAD position, voltage is applied to CKT 9 thus activating the following lamps:
• The park lamps
• The side marker lamps
• The tail lamps
• The license lamps
The park/turn lamps are the only lamps that do not activate yet receive a current from CKT 9. The park/turn lamps do not activate because the voltage drop across the front side marker lamps is much higher than that across the turn lamp filaments Step
Action
Normal Result(s)
Abnormal Result(s)*

1
Turn the headlamp/instrument panel (IP) lamp dimmer switch to the PARK position.
The following lamps light:
• The license plate lamps
• The taillight lamps
• The front side marker lamps (Domestic)
• The front parking lamps (Domestic)
The headlamp position lamps (Export)
Refer to Park Lamps Inoperative
Park Lamps Inoperative
Step
Action
Value(s)
Yes
No

1
Inspect the PARK LP fuse.
Is the fuse open?
--
YES - Go to Step 2
NO - Go to Step 3

2
Repair a short to ground in CKT 1340.
Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Exterior Lights System Check
--

3
Turn the headlamp/instrument panel (IP) lamp dimmer switch to the PARK position.
Use a test light in order to backprobe the headlamp/IP lamp dimmer switch harness connector between terminal R and ground.
Did the test lamp light?
--
Go to Step 7
Go to Step 4

4
Use a test light in order to backprobe the headlamp/IP lamp dimmer switch harness connector between terminal O and ground.
Did the test lamp light?
--
Go to Step 5
Go to Step 6

5
Replace the headlamp/IP lamp dimmer switch. Refer to Headlamp Switch Replacement .
Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Exterior Lights System Check
--

6
Repair the following conditions in CKT 1340 between the PARK LP fuse and the headlamp and the IP lamp dimmer switch harness connector terminal O:
• A faulty connection
• An open circuit
Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Exterior Lights System Check
--

7
Repair the following conditions in CKT 9 between the headlamp and the IP lamp dimmer switch harness connector terminal R and S204:
• A faulty connection
• An open circuit
Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Exterior Lights System Check

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No relay for the parking lights .
When the headlamp switch is moved to the PARK or ON position, battery voltage is supplied from the 15A Park Lamp fuse to circuit 9. Current flows through circuit 9 to the instrument panel fuse block (IPFB). Battery power passes through the IPFB to both license lamps, both front and rear tail lamps, both front park/turn lamps, and all marker lamps through circuit 9. The front marker and front park/turn lamps are grounded by circuit 150 through the forward lamp ground splice pack. The rear tail lamps and license lamps are grounded by circuit 550 at the rear ground splice pack and the right rear body ground.

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Park, Tail, Marker Lamps, and License
The park, tail and marker lamps, including the license lamps, turn on when the headlamp switch is placed in either the PARK or the HEAD position, or anytime the headlamps are requested. The RT I/P #1 fuse in the RH I/P fuse block supplies battery positive voltage to both the park lamp relay switch contacts and to the park lamp relay coil circuit. The park lamp relay coil is controlled by the body control module (BCM). When the headlamp switch is placed in the PARK position, the BCM energizes the park lamp relay coil control circuit.
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