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Brake lights dont work

(2004 Ford Ranger)
in Randleman, NC on March 19, 2009
my brake lights arent working, but all other lights are, and the fuses and bulbs are good and i replaced the brake switch at the top of the pedal also and still i have no lights --what could this be?
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on March 20, 2009
Does your car have cruise control? I ask this because sometimes there are 2 brake switches, 1 for the cruise control and 1 for the brake lights. Do all 3 brake lights not work or just 1 side. If all 3 do not work, there is the possibility that the brake light circuit goes through the turn signal switch and there is a faulty contact in there. I have seen turn signals work and brake lights not work because of this problem.
on October 11, 2010
where is that switch ?
on October 14, 2010
The turn signal switch is on the steering column. I know that you said that you checked all the fuses but be sure fuse #19 (20 amp) is good because that fuse powers the high mounted 3rd stop light, the brake switch controls that directly, the other rear brake lights have a more complex route that does involve the turn signal switch as well as the pedal mounted brake switch. Get the 3rd one working first. Then go from there.
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