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I need to know the name of the part in my 95 dodge ram 1500 3.9 liter pickup that makes the brake lights work? The fuse is good and the light bulbs are good because the come on when the lights are turned on or the blinkers are used.

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Hi adrianne4304

thats the Brake Switch your asking about. its located under the dash at the top of the brake peddle. it has a plunger that comes out when peddle is depressed to make contact to energize the taillights.

you can test it with a test light. one side is always hot, then when peddle is depressed the other terminal will send power to the taillights.


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Simply call it the Brake light switch or actuator. Check the wire connection in case it is simply disconnected. Always use the KISS system. Keep it simple stupid. ( not referring to you, just using up the extra S)

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Hello there, The name of the part you are looking for is called a brake light switch, Fairly simple to change and relativly inexpensive. It is located behind the top of the brake pedal. Just a thought for you, I would suggest replacing the tail light bulbs first because you can have running lights and turn signals but the brake portion is burnt out.

Good Luck and I hope this helps, Allen

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