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Unread 03-12-2010, 08:46 AM   #1
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brake lights wont work

I have power to them because my turn signals work just fine and when the lights are on, the rear lights up. Just the brake lights, even the third brake light wont work.....Is this the brake switch on the pedal? I'm new to jeeps so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Unread 03-12-2010, 02:05 PM   #2
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Hi, welcome to the forum. If the turn signals work but the brakes lights don't, as you suspect, it's the brake switch at the top of the pedal.

The switch is removed by Pressing the brake pedal down, twisting the switch 30 degrees counter clockwise, and pulling the switch rearward. Then unplug the connector.
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Yep, the switch is at the top of the brake pedal & it's a back-breaker to get to and work on.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 08:40 PM   #4
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Just like yall said, it was the switch. Easy fix but very back breaking.
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Unread 05-20-2010, 07:57 PM   #5
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I'm posting these pictures for anyone search this later.
This is what the switch looks like installed and off. It is easier to pull the plug by working it back and forth before taking the switch out.





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