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No bake lights working ? fuse ok , bulbs ok,switch is working,light cluster not rusty,ive tested the switch with a multi meter, and everything else seems to be fine , there is no obviuos signs of any damage, although i have fitted a tow bar over 3 month ago ,but the wiring looks ok no broken wires are visible,oh and its mad how that when i disconected the brake lightswitch and drove off it made the engine revs die off , tho i now know why,as it has four wires on swith two for the eci management , ive reconected the switch and it drives fine again, but still no brake lights?? NOTE IT IS NOT LANDROVER, IT WAS THE ONLY CHOICE CLOSE AS THERE WAS NO ROVER CATERGORY

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SOURCE: Brake problem

sounds like the brake switch is faulty if you lower the plastic trim panel under the dash and then look up under you will see the switch on the brake pedal lever there will be two switches there one for the cruise control ( easy to spot this has rubber hoses on it) and one with wires going to it replace this one and it should cure both probs

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SOURCE: My Land Rover Discovery's brake lights aren't

First, check the brake switch. This is mounted in a bracket on the pedal assembly. See if a wire has come off the contact, if ok, then join the 2 wires together and with the ignition contact on, see if the brake lamps work.This will show you if the switch is faulty. If not, get a circuit tester and see if you have power to the wire that goes to the brake switch, if not , then re check the fuses, if they are ok, then you need to go to an auto electrician , as the problem is in the electrical installation.If you do have power and with the 2 wires joined together the brake lamps are still not working, gain access to the rear lamps and with a circuit tester, check to see if there is power to the lamps connector also check at the bulb holder contacts. you should be able to see where you have lost the power.
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SOURCE: 2004 Landrover Freelander stop/reverse light fuse keeps blowing

is the lights on the back bumper fog lights or or is it side lights and brake lights

Posted on Dec 20, 2009

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SOURCE: 1988 range rover - The brake light switch

Yep it happens
Look for cutts in the wiring, tape up. Check all plugs and relays, you can find.
As for diagrammes, either a Haynes of down load a manual, if you have no joy on Google or Alltheweb try
There are no front fogs fitted, only the driving lights in the air dam, the switch with the 2 on it lower front dash cluster with rear fog light switch etc.

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Hello! The 1994 models featured larger headlamps and a second set of rear lights in the bumper. The new rear lights had the wiring changed several times to meet real or expected European safety legislation. Some vehicles are left with an arrangement where the vulnerable bumper contains the only working lights. The rear side lights in the light cluster become non-operational...


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