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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Question: My brake lights do not light up after replacing brake switch fuses and bulbs

 

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scj51, Sacramento, CA, July 25, 2012, 10:08
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However, the tail lights and back up lights works please advsie me what could be the ptroblem

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    Chevy Power July 25, 2012, 10:54
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    You may have a bad brake light switch. Have you checked for power and ground at the socket?

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12984 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper July 25, 2012, 12:45
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    or if adjustable it may need that

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    pushrod July 25, 2012, 21:09
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    Do sig. and 4 way flasher lights work? Brake and sig. on same circuit.
    Poss.sig. light switch even if sig. lights work. Unplug brake switch and
    cross over with jumper and see if brake lights are on.

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    ziptie12 July 29, 2012, 22:24
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    Check the harness for broken wires or loose plug connections. Has there ever been any body work done on the tailgate?

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    crjoyner, October 22, 2012, 10:46
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    I had a similar problem brake lights & blinkers all worked until dark when I would turn my headlights on tail lights worked, but while pressing on brake there were no tail lights nor brake lights. I found online that you can take the bulbs out of fixture & inside are 2 small metal connectors (for bulb)I took a small flat headed screw driver and pried them both up gently just a little then replaced old bulbs & problem was fixed..! All lights work now, Just not good connection I suppose. Maybe this can be to some help..

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