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1998 lincoln TC brake light won't work

Rear deck brake light, running lights, and turn signals all work - flashers on dash blink but are inconsistent as to working.. blub filaments all work ... what next?

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  • firebgall Oct 07, 2009

    The 1998 has a lighting control module instead and Lincoln wants $700 for a new one. I am hoping my problem is something else..... still no brake lights or hazards (they flash in front but not rear), fuses and bulbs look OK. Suggestions?

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Try replacing signal flasher.good luck.

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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Check light flasher,a square canister behind panel below steering column.an audible 'click' can be heard coming from it when flashers are on.remove screw from bracket,pull away from 3 wire connector.replacement can be found at auto parts store.

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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    rtpflh Oct 07, 2009

    check brake light switch ,trace wires from bulb holder,a black wire connects to a 'ground' usually at a body panel,behind fabric in trunk.

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