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post #1 of 6 Old 07-18-2016, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Reverse Lights, Fender Lights, E-Brake - time sensitive emergency

Hi All,

2012 wrangler unlimited, manual transmission.

So my emergency brake cable broke a few months ago. Im relocating my family from NJ to Maine in 2 weeks and due to my job... just found out last week. Need to sell or rent my house, pack etc. and I want to get our rides back into near perfect working order before the move.

My main concern is the reverse lights and the emergency brake.

1. Im not sure if these problems could be related.

2. How can I trouble shoot the reverse lights? I am adequately handy... just aware that electrical issues can be a major PIA so I don't want to waste any time since I have none!

3. Is the emergency break a self serve job.? Ive replaced the water pump and thermostat on my wife commander as well as as serviced/replaced all brake components on both vehicles (I'm not afraid of getting my hands dirty)

My basic point is Im not worried about the skill involved with these jobs - its a time factor.

Where should I start? If more info is needed let me know. Ive done some googling but I haven't found anything definitive.

Thanks

Frank

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-18-2016, 04:36 PM
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On my 2014 fuse M31 is for the reverse lights. Start there. Next I would check the backup switch.


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post #3 of 6 Old 07-18-2016, 04:38 PM
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Brake cable should be DIY without too much trouble.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-18-2016, 05:34 PM
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The only challenging thing about the cable will be adjusting the parking brake. I hate drum brakes.

The reverse lights are as stated above, either a fuse or the switch
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-20-2016, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the quick replies. Reverse lights fixed with fuse replacement - I had actually checked the fuses...I think I spazzed out and had pulled the wrong one. Hopefully it doesn't blow again soon or I may have an underlying problem.

Going to tackle the E brake assembly next. Any tips on best place to buy the part - amazon was a no go..

Thanks again - jeep community has no equal
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Any parts store. If you're having troubles finding one, rockauto
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