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post #1 of 6 Old 03-12-2010, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 6 Old 03-12-2010, 02:05 PM
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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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If it doesn't work properly, look for the service manual link at the bottom of the page.
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post #3 of 6 Old 03-12-2010, 02:08 PM
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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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post #4 of 6 Old 03-12-2010, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Just like yall said, it was the switch. Easy fix but very back breaking.
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post #5 of 6 Old 05-20-2010, 07:57 PM
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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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2000Wrangler brake lights stopped working

I'd like to thank you guys. I haven't attempted this as of yet but I feel sure this must be the problem. I've printed all of your statements and the 2 pics so that my tech savvy neighbor can hopefully help me with this. If all works correctly I'll come back and post the result with an even more ingratiating "Thank You" for easing my mind about all the other answers my frantic mind had envisioned.
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