No brake lights
Amen to that! Find a good independent mechanic or garage and try to keep them. Both the turn signals and the brake lights are fused circuits, so check the fuses for both at the fuse panel, probably under driver's dash. There is also a brake light switch at top of brake pedal-if you have a test light, you could check for power at the switch, and for power leaving the switch when pedal is pushed down. From there, the brake light signal travels to the rear brake lights, lighting the bulbs, and then to a ground source. Do you see any hanging wires at the rear of truck? Anything look amiss with the wires going to the light fixtures? If any wires got broken, likely at the rear of truck. Are the tail lights good? If they are good, I think the brakes and turns would share the same ground with the park lights, but if all are out, it could be a ground problem for the rear lights. All of these wires going to rear would be in a single harness.
You could have a bad turn signal switch, since the brake light circuit is routed through the turn signal switch.
If you could, have a mechanic or someone check the turn switch and brake lights.
Jan 18, 2013 |
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 2WD