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Unread 05-02-2012, 03:41 PM   #1
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Exclamation Brake light problems

When I turn my head lights on via the headlight stick the two back lights stay on, when I turn off the switch off the back lights stay off. When I put my foot on the brake the lights dont work. Ideas?

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Unread 05-02-2012, 04:07 PM   #2
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Now that I think about it, it might be the brake light switch.

How do I replace it?
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Unread 05-02-2012, 04:11 PM   #3
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im guessing all 3 brake lights dont work? have you tried replacing the bulbs first, the ones on the body are dual filament bulbs, meaning that a different filament is lit up with the parking lights than the brake lights and the 3rd brake light, up on the hatch above the glass comes out with 2 screws, cant remember if there torx or not, but take that out and check the bulb there too, if its black and not clear, replace it and then check the lights again
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Unread 05-02-2012, 04:14 PM   #4
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All three brake lights only work when the headlights are on

When I apply the brake, the three lights Don't come on
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Unread 05-02-2012, 04:23 PM   #5
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oh oh, hmm, i thought you were saying that only the park lights were coming on with the headlight switch i was like der, lol but ok now i understand better, hmm... you got a good one, i mean yea i would say you could try a brake light switch, but it sounds like you may have a short somewhere, brake light switch shouldnt be that much, hell the one for my bmw was like $30 at the dealer, i dont see why jeep would be more, but it should just be under the dash and the push part against the brake pedal, it might be worth a shot to change it depending on how cheap it is, i mean i guess you could just always drive with your headlights on, it is safer anyways lol
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Unread 05-02-2012, 04:29 PM   #6
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Is this what I need......Its $7

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Unread 05-02-2012, 05:49 PM   #7
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it looks right, ive never replaced the one in my jeep, but that looks correct, as long as thats what comes up for your year/make/model, but you might see if someone else chimes in, its a unique problem, kinda got me puzzled but i mean, if you want to chance $7 go for it
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Unread 05-02-2012, 06:38 PM   #8
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If ordering it for sure. I'll post updates and maybe pics when it comes
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Unread 05-02-2012, 11:21 PM   #9
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Had this issue years back... the part that holds the bulb usually gets a bad connection and causes a short. easiest remedy is to check the contact on EVERY tail light socket, brake, turn, and rev... then is that doesnt solve the issue, try to move them around... rev to brake etc to find if one or more went bad... if you can that there are bad ones you can rig them numerous ways guys on here have, but it's only a bandaid on a gunshot wound. at that point its probably either socket replacements or tail light replacement time.\

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Unread 05-03-2012, 02:21 PM   #10
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Well, Its not the brake light switch. I looked at the fuse panel to check the brake light switch fuse and discovered it was blown. As soon as I put a new fuse in, it went....

So It must be a short?
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