Any help is greatly appreciated. In addition, testing a ballast isn't very easy. Also my drivers side window is down unable to make it go up also the other windows don;t work. However, I didn't get any indicator that the bulbs were out so I am still suspect of the actual brake switch. I know if I get my head down near the brake pedal and push the pedal with my hand I can hear a loud click from the brake light switch when the brake lights come on. Push the 4 way and step on the brakes does that make any difference also one more question how did you determine that the multifunction switch is good? I also installed new bulbs, fiqured I might as well as I was in there. As an update, I have not yet been able to solve my brake light problem dispite checking the fuse and changing out the switch at the pedal.
Remove the switch retaining pin and the white nylon washer from the brake pedal pin, then slide the brake light switch and pushrod off far enough for the outer hole of the switch to clear the pin… i had this same problem on a 2001 explorer sport and when i removed the cover on the steering colum i also noticed that a couple wires were not in the plastic harness anymore because the plastic clip that holds the wire in place broke. It was very easy placing the order, you shipped it immediately and it was received a day sooner than expected. This replacement was a perfect match and I have replacement bulbs from my old unit just incase a bulb goes out. Im not sureif this 3rdbrakelight have a fuse or relay but all i can say is all my side to side rear brakelights work. Look under the dash at the top of the brake pedal.
I still keep current with the latest automotive technology. Links below may have some useful info. Do you have a Remore Anti-Theft Personality Module? Maybe someone not a noob can shed more light Click to expand. Side note: If I had opted to replace the stop light switch, there is a good chance that it too would have failed intermittently if there was still something dirtying up the pins on the wiring harness's plug. She has experienced all three scenarios below. This will come with a manual describing how to retrieve the codes and figure out what the computer is complaining about. You need to determine if your vehicle has a neon based light which requires a ballast or otherwise.
I thought I was getting the fluorescent one. Praise God I found the problem! Theres only 2wires goin to ballast and 2wires from ballast to the 3rd brake light, i checked the wires goin before the ballast which it supposed to give 12v power to ignite the ballast but theres nothing at all. It's on a relay and if the brake lights are the only thing not going working then check the brake light switch. Apparently, there is a faulty switch on the brake pedal that needs replacing. The only thing I haven't done is check out the multifunction switch.
It's a simple process, and code scanners are available at most auto parts retailers. Check a tube is difficult also. It 3rd brake-light works perfectly and was hard to tell the difference between the original Ford part and the one received from you. I worry I will take it to a mechanic and they will overcharge me because I'm a chick that knows nothing about this. Also there is a trailer light harness on the vehicle check at that connection or actually remove the trailer light harness as some have a built in converter that can cause weird issues also. Carefully push the brass colored brake rod to the left.
We stock third brake lights from leading names such as Dorman and Action Crash. Thanks again for any advice. I believe it's just a connection problem, but it could be a short in the wiring. I have had to replace these switches before and have even done an emergency repair by opening them up and cleaning the contacts. It also runs your rear lift glass and a … couple other courtesy items. Tail Light Relay Location Electrical Problem 4 Cyl Front Wheel Trailer towing package relay locations f150 forums penger side brake light and blinker not working ford f150 forum trailer towing package relay locations page 4 f150 forums 01 jeep grand cherokee fuse box diagram wiring library part 1 no dash lights troubleshooting tests 1997 1998 ford f150. Check to see which third brake light your particular Ford Explorer has in order to determine the exact price for your replacement part.
There should be a connection there for the light. It also runs your rear lift glass and a couple other courtesy items. The pipe cleaner fit inside the female pins and the Q-tips for the male pins. If any of the above lamps work, then those two fuses are not the problem. This happened to happen the day I hooked my new hippie-fabulous trailer into it.
You can also… Brake Lights Don't Work There could be several causes for this problem, and without being able to see and troubleshoot the brake light wiring circuit no one can tell you the specific cause. The Ford Explorer Third Brake Light, as the name suggests, is an additional third brake light on the back of the vehicle that enhances the standard two brake lights. Pumping the pedal mixes the air in the… I'm having the same problem! Also in that same picture is a diagram of the fuse layout. It means you're supposed to use a code scanner to find out what's wrong. As suggested by someone, hopefully you are checking with the brakes depressed.