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My back brake lights don't work i put new bulbs in it and they still won't come on i have a 96 ford contour

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  • robsaeration Sep 19, 2008

    1996 ford contour brake lights wont work . I put new bulbs, brake switch, all fuses are good, and i checked wires they look ok. My b rake light in rear window stays on but the brak lights work. If any body has had the same problem i sure would be a happy camper if you would post a possible soulation. thanks

  • ccmarieframp Sep 23, 2008

    well, i have a 98 contour w/ same problem...and my drivers side window doesnt work.

  • Gay Mayfield Oct 17, 2008

    My brake lights on the rear of my 96 contour would not work but the light in the rear window does. I have replaced bulbs,fuses, and brakeswitch to no avail. I still have to check the wires, but what I can see so far appear to be okay. What next.

  • ms_cricket35 Nov 25, 2008

    I have the same problem, the break light in the rear window but the lights on the light panel dont work, the lamps look fine and there are no blown fuses. are there any possible solutions?



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Try replacing multifunction switch,this worked for me twice.

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Same as above or check fuse panel for blown fuse too
good luck

Posted on Aug 06, 2008


Could be brake light switch its under dash on brake pedal

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