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Old 11-30-2012, 09:57 PM   #1
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Hey guys I'm having trouble with my brake lights they're not coming on when I brake but when I turn the headlights on the tail lights go on its just the brake lights that don't. I already replaced the bulbs, the brake light switch, and the fuses and they still not goin on any help is appreciated thanks
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Check the red/black wire for power on the brake pedal swith. If you have it there, press the brake pedal and check for power at the green/yellow wire at the switch. If you have it there, check at the plug on the tail light. Let me know what you find.
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try testing wires for continuity. follow them, maybe there is a brake(no pun intended) in the wire.
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ok ill test them tomorrow ill let u guys know
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Check the red/black wire for power on the brake pedal swith. If you have it there, press the brake pedal and check for power at the green/yellow wire at the switch. If you have it there, check at the plug on the tail light. Let me know what you find.

I got power on the red/black wire but when I press the pedal there's no power on the green/yellow wire
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If you have power to red/black and don't have power on green/yellow with the brake pedal pressed, the switch is bad.
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If you have power to red/black and don't have power on green/yellow with the brake pedal pressed, the switch is bad.

That's the first thing that came to my mind so I replaced it yesterday it's a brand new one then replaced the bulbs and checked the fuses but nothing still
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Unplug the switch and put a jumper wire in the connector to see if the lights come on.

Check for voltage on that green/yellow wire at the disconnect under the bed, near the back of the truck. Before it splits off for the tail light harness.
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Unplug the switch and put a jumper wire in the connector to see if the lights come on.

Check for voltage on that green/yellow wire at the disconnect under the bed, near the back of the truck. Before it splits off for the tail light harness.
Will go over these tomorrow it just came to my attention that I unlbolted the bed and pulled it back to lay some fresh paint in there so I will make sure they're hooked up where they should be tomorrow thanks for the tips
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Sometimes the taillight fluid goes low, did ya check that?
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