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I have a 1986 Ford Thunderbird with the brake lights and dash panel lights that have gone out I've checked the wires and fuses, bulbs are fine, pedal switch is fine, tail lights are fine. Window brake is fine. Im stuck. if it's a relay where is it located, or could it be another problem?

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These seem unrelated. For the brakes, check continuity through the turn signal switch. For the panel, check the dimmer on the headlight switch.

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Even though the relay is activated,I assumed you checked the out put?Also,You checked the voltage at the light sockets?With a meter,or test light ,check the fuse for the cluster lps,adjust them to dim,and to bright,the meter should act accordingly on the fuse.If it does not,replace the dimmer control,or head light switch,witch ever controls them.This may allow continuity to the tail lights as well.If the fuse is dead for the cluster lights,replacing the dimmer control,or head light switch will solve the problem,or,from another fuse ,supply voltage to the cluster lp fuse,one that is only hot with the key on,cause if you do this the dash lights will come on,every time you run the vehicle,day,or night.

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