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My brake lights are not working. the upper one does. i have replaced the brake light switch on the pedal.

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  • danjr156 Sep 28, 2009

    No flashers, but have turn siglnals, fuses have been checked

  • danjr156 Sep 29, 2009

    can I REPLACE THIS IN MY COLUM OR IS IT TOO HARD WITH THE AIR BAG

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THIS IS A WELL KNOWN PROBLEM, IT IS CAUSED BY A DEFECTIVE MULTIFUNCTION SWITCH/TURN SIGNAL SWITCH ON THE STEERING COLUMN, HERE IS THE PART NUMBER FOR THIS SWITCH AND PRICE FROM WWW.ROCKAUTO.COM

AIRTEX Part # 1S4778
w/Cruise Control, Tilt Wheel & Airbags $195.79


THE SWITCH IS VERY EASY TO CHANGE JUST REMOVE THE CALM SHELL COVERS FROM THE STEERING COLUMN AND THE SWITCH COMES RIGHT OFF WITH A FEW SCREWS.

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Bad multi function switch in the colunm if there is no flasher at all front and back! let me know if you need more help.

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Okay the next thing is to check if you have voltage at the brake light socket while having someone is holding the brake. but i would check the multi function switch in the steering column. and i quick first check it to see if the hazards/flasher work in the back. if so then you will need to check the fuse for the brake light because if the flashers work in the back that means the wiring from colunm to back is good and all thats left is the brake switch you replaced and the fuse that powers the brake switch. so if the fuse is good then check for voltage at the brake switch.

let me know if you understand that and if you need more help i would be happy to help more.

good luck.

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