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Unread 06-25-2013, 08:07 AM   #16
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The location makes them prone to corrosion. Sometimes it can "make" a circuit, sometimes break it.
Thanks brother. Yea, my parking lamps, on the inside are all corroded. I thought is might have been from moisture, but that makes sense too. I was going to replace them anyway since the lenses are a little cracked and hazy.

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Unread 06-26-2013, 12:17 AM   #17
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I got the chance to work on the lights a little tonight and here's where I am now....

First I put my front parking/ TS lamps back in and they worked! Sweet, right. .... not so fast. I tapped the side markers into them and now they no longer work. ... boo. The TS's work, but not the parking lamp. Hmm.... Stump #1.

Next I got the headlights working, tail lights working, hazards working ... things are coming along .... and tail lights/ rear TS's work. AWESOME! ....but, again, not so fast ... brake lights still aren't working. Hmm .... Stump #2.

I'm so close to taking this thing to get inspected its driving me crazy! I'm guessing that maybe the parking lamp housings and bumbs need to be replaced. They are both corroded pretty badly and the lenses need to be replaced anyway. I'll replaced the bulbs at the same time (although I didn't check them tonight to see if they are blown or not). Just feels like I should replace them anyway. Lastly, I'm guessing that the brake light switch may be bad. I hear its a b!tch to get to ... so do you guys think its worth changing out and what's the trick to making it a little easier??

Thanks again for all the help! .... btw, John, thanks again for that pic of the fuse block. It's the same on I have. Gonna see about making some labels for it once I get it cleaned up.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 03:16 AM   #18
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Well for the brake lights, I would check with a test light to see if it's working.
One side should be hot all the time and the other side should hot when you press on the brake.
If one side is not hot all the time then it could be a fuse or fuse holder. However, since your warning flashers are working, the fuse is good.

Why did you have to tap the side markers in? Were they not already connected?
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Unread 06-26-2013, 10:15 PM   #19
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Why did you have to tap the side markers in? Were they not already connected?
Ahh .... Guess I forgot to mention that one .... the PO had all the wiring done with crimp connectors and it's more a personal beef, but I just can't stand them. I think they make your wiring look like crap. No offense ... especially if they work just fine ... which mine did. But, I cut the connectors out. Did the solder/ heat shrink thing, plus I bought new side markers since the others were crapped out. But, that was a week or two ago and the new marker harness don't have the original colors. They have brown and black. ... but they doesn't explain why the parking lamps worked and now they don't.

... I also forgot to mention my dash lights/ gauge lights are no longer working .... boo again.

Drives me nuts I don't have more time to put hands-on-Jeep.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 03:20 AM   #20
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Fortunately it doesn't matter which wire goes were on the side markers. Neither side is grounded.

Time to break out the test light again....
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Unread 06-27-2013, 10:01 PM   #21
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I guess that's the thing about electrical that's always tripped me up ... wire it up the wrong way and it doesn't work ... unless it doesn't matter how you wire it up. You'd think the whole idea of electrical wiring was thought up by a woman!
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Unread 06-29-2013, 03:19 AM   #22
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I guess that's the thing about electrical that's always tripped me up ... wire it up the wrong way and it doesn't work ... unless it doesn't matter how you wire it up. You'd think the whole idea of electrical wiring was thought up by a woman!
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Unread 06-29-2013, 07:36 AM   #23
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Bwhahaha!!!! .... See that's exactly what I'm talking about!

Thanks to everyone for all your help.... The jeep lives! I got the brake/stop switch replaced last night and got the brake lights working. Front TS work, but I think I need to replace one bulb. Other than that lighting is done... Well, minus the gauge lights. Well work on this later. State inspection don't care about those.

I took out the drivers seat to do the brake switch and broke two bolt. Pretty rusted in, so I guess I'm in for a treat... Boo.

Thanks again everyone!
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