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Was told that when the wire to the brake switch was lifted up, the brake lights came on when the pedal was depressed, but when they were left hanging they were out Does the brake light switch need to be replaced or is there something else that can be done?

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Have a 89 ford ranger all lights work except brake lights. I replaced the switch, fuses are good and so are the bulbs. What else could be causing the brake lights not to work??


It could be the turn signal switch, since the brake wire travels through the turn switch after it leaves the brake switch and then goes to the bulbs. That is how you get a steady brake light on one side, and a blinking light on the turning side. The rear turn signal lights and brake lights share the same filament in the bulbs (and the same wire). The wire on the turning side has to first travel through the flasher relay.
If you have a test light, first check for power out of the brake light switch with the pedal depressed. Then check for power in and power out at the turn switch connector-power in on the brake light wire and power out on either of the wires going to the rear bulbs-if no power out, the turn switch is bad-brake pedal still depressed so you still have the signal.

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My brake lights arent working but my emergency flashers are. would that be a fuse or a wiring problem?


if the third brake light is working and the left and right brake lights are not than the most likely problem is the turn signal multifunction switch.

If the third brake light is also not working and the bulb is good than check the brake light switch located above the brake pedal under the dash. There should be power on one wire all the time. There should be another wire that powers up with the brake pedal depressed. If no wires power up with the pedal depressed than the switch is bad.

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Check the Brake Pedal Position Switch on top of the brake pedal, the Lt Green w/Red stripe wire should always have 12v+, when brake pedal is depressed the Lt Green wire should have 12v+ also, if no power on Lt. Green w/Red wire, check fuse # 2 20A, if no power on Lt. Green wire when pedal depressed, REPLACE Switch, If there is power on both wires when pedal is depressed, check IVD STOP LAMP RELAY on the Aux. Relay Box 1 located at the Left Front of the Engine Compartment.
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Would a bad Flasher relay cause the brake lights not to work?


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check the brake light switch located in the brake pedal area. Normal procedure is to remove the two wires and connect a jumper' wire between them, check and see if the rear brake lights operate. Check the brake light switch and see if it is adjustable. If so, re-connect the removed wires, adjust the position of the switch untill the brake lights operate,when the brake pedal is depressed, then secure the brake light switch.

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Check Fuse, Check brake light switch which is under the dash at the brake pedal. Has two wires going into it check for 12 volts on both wires when pedal is depressed if not on both then replace switch. Check bulbs, and sockets, and wiring.

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Isnt there a switch on the brake pedal inside under the dash? There should be power going in and out when depressing the brake pedal. If there is a pressure switch, then check it when the brake pedal is up and then depressed. it should have power on one side up, and both when depressed. One thing to keep in mind that I think it goes through the turn signal switch, so if blinkers work, that tells you the wiring is good to the lights, so concentrate on power getting to and out of the turn signal switch.

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