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 Post subject: Why have my stop lights stopped working?
Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:14 pm 
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I have a NL fairlane and all three lights have stopped working all of a sudden I've changed the fuse checked the pedal switch, I've recently put a EF steering wheel on my car could that have something to do with it? Or could all of the lights blown at the same time?
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 Post subject: Re: Why have my stop lights stopped working?
Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:06 pm 
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make a testing light up and then try on your parkers for example to see if you have power their or not?
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 Post subject: Re: Why have my stop lights stopped working?
Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:48 pm 
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does your cruise control and/or interior light work - if it dont you got a blown fuse/short
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 Post subject: Re: Why have my stop lights stopped working?
Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:58 pm 
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Yes cruise control works and pretty sure the interior light does too...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Why have my stop lights stopped working?
Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:13 pm 
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iamjesse wrote:
Yes cruise control works and pretty sure the interior light does too...


ok then double check that brake switch -get a jumper lead and short it out
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 Post subject: Re: Why have my stop lights stopped working?
Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:03 pm 
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I put my light thing into the switch and it lights up? And what do you mean by short it out?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Why have my stop lights stopped working?
Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:36 pm 
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on the brake light switch on the pedal,
put the ign on,
get in there with the test light and press the brake pedal down
check theres power (light on) on both sides of the switch
if not they are about $20 from super cheap or $50 odd from fords, repco would sell them too
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 Post subject: Re: Why have my stop lights stopped working?
Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:15 pm 
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I checked both sides of the switch pulled it Out and tested it.
I think I'm gonna have to goto an auto elec...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Why have my stop lights stopped working?
Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:52 pm 
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iamjesse wrote:
I checked both sides of the switch pulled it Out and tested it.
I think I'm gonna have to goto an auto elec...



Test brake light switch...

1) Unplug the black plug that goes into the brake switch ontop of the brake pedal shaft. You will notice it has two female terminals.

2) Now get a piece of wire and short the terminals out. (a piece of wire about 1inch long will do and put each end into the terminals).

3) Now turn the ign on or start the car what ever floats your boat. If the brake lights come on then you need a new switch. If they don't come on then you have another problem....

Cheers and have a nice day..................

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:10 pm 
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^

This.

Brake light switches are a common fault on EF/EL etc.

I believe Ford now sell a stronger unit (Taxi's were replacing them like monthly lol) so buy once and forget.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Why have my stop lights stopped working?
Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:06 am 
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It's all good now? Don't know what was wrong but it's fixed? That's heaps for the help though!

 

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