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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Question: Brake lights don't work on truck or trailer.

 

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Wayman, Diesel, Conyers, GA, March 07, 2009, 07:59
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Fuses are good and bulbs are good can't locate problem. HELP!

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    March 07, 2009, 21:53
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    Check for 12 volts at the fuse. A good fuse means nothing if no voltage is present. Fuse #13 (20A) in the Power Distribution Center powers up the brake lamps switch. Equally important is checking the lamps ground circuits. All else checking out ok, replace the brake lamps switch.

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    February 13, 2014, 19:53
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    In the front drivers side under the cab you will find where the electrical harness comes out of the cab. There on the cab side should be a light blue wire which is the brake signal to the trailer. Make sure on the plug that attaches to it there is a light blue wire going to the back of the truck. This wire was omitted on my truck! Bought a brake system for mine even though it came with a towing package it didn't get the blue wire! I had to splice into the wire and run a wire to the back. Hope it helps

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