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 Post subject: Brake lights doing my head in
Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:27 pm 
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there is something going wrong with my brake lights they just stopped working one day so i replaced the fuse and they still weren't working i pulled the fuse out and it was blown this has happend 3 times not sure what to look or next

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake lights doing my head in
Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:35 pm 
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Could be the brake light switch on the brake pedal is cactus, or perhaps just a loose connection to it. I'm sorry I don't have a pic of said switch to help you out, perhaps another member can help in that department?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake lights doing my head in
Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:00 pm 
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It sounds as if you have a short circuit in your brake light wiring.This is when a wire goes to earth and causes your fuse to blow.So check your wiring going to the rear lights and your trailer plug wiring.I f you have a trailer plug then pull it apart and check the red wire is in the correct place.Also are you using a trailer ?Could be the short is in the trailer wiring.So what you are going to look for is the harness where it goes over metal parts and has rubbed through or have you fitted new but incorrect bulbs to the brake/tail lights.Have fun looking.Cheers Kevman.
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 Post subject: Re: Brake lights doing my head in
Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:47 pm 
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yes i do have a trailer plug so should i just follow the wiring from the brake pedal and look for broken or damged wires

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake lights doing my head in
Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:49 pm 
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Yes that's the go but I would start at the trailer plug and the rear lights first and then trace it from the back to the front.Good luck Kevman.
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 Post subject: Re: Brake lights doing my head in
Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:29 pm 
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see if you can disconnect the trailer wiring, then test it out without it. the trailer plug on my au was a complete b**ch at times. otherwise brake light switch is firked.
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 Post subject: Re: Brake lights doing my head in
Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:43 pm 
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First pull all your brake lights out and replace the fuse, try your brakes, if your fuse don't blow then you know you have a shorted brake light, just go to the shop and get a new set.

If that don't fix it at least you have tried the easy fix first.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake lights doing my head in
Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:49 pm 
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fixed the problem just gave the brake switch a little wriggle seems to be wroking fine now
cheers guys

 

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