Question about 2002 Ford SVT Focus
My ZX5 has developed a problem with the rear lights. I discovered that all my center bulbs were burned out and the housing is somewhat melted as if the lights were on for a very long time. Replacing them has no effect as it seems there is no power leading up to the unit at all.
That's when I discovered the bigger problem: When the engine is running/On and car is in PARK, nothing seems amiss. The brake lights (the ones not burned out) function normally. Step on the brake pedal and the lights come on. However, when the car is in Drive, Reverse, Neutral, or anything other than PARK, the brake lights are continually on without stepping on the pedal. Only use of the turn signal interrupts them. Any ideas? Thanks - TomR
You are the MAN, Just like you said TRocky, there was a short in the center brake light wiring. Found the short in the rubber boot that connects from the lift gate to the car. Inside that rubber boot the wires were cracked and some were shorting.Repaired the wiring and everything is back to normal.
Posted on Nov 03, 2008
Mine had a plunger that had fallen apart. The brake switch was 1/4 inch from the pedal. Some kinda rubber bumper thing that migrated south or went into a vaccum or something.
Posted on Nov 19, 2019
Tips for a great answer:
Jul 01, 2015 | Ford Cars & Trucks
Dec 13, 2014 | 2002 Ford Focus
Mar 19, 2014 | 2002 Ford Focus
Sep 08, 2013 | 2003 Ford Focus
Mar 10, 2013 | 2000 Ford Focus
Feb 16, 2013 | 2005 Ford Focus ZX5
Aug 16, 2011 | 2008 Ford Focus SE Sedan
Mar 29, 2011 | 2002 Ford SVT Focus
Aug 10, 2008 | 2005 Ford Focus
Mar 02, 2017 | 2002 Ford SVT Focus
1,147 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: