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Old 05-22-2008, 08:51 PM   #1
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Default Brake lights not working on 2001 Ranger

I was just wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction regarding the brake lights on my 2001 ranger that I just purchased. I don't know much about electrical wiring and what not in cars but I have heard on some internet boards about a multiswitch, brake switch and fuses. I checked the fuses and I really don't think it is that. Does anyone know if these trucks have a common issue that will help me narrow it down. Thanks
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:20 AM   #2
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did you splice the wires together?
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Is the 3rd brake light working? or none of them?
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I haven't spiced anything on it. In regards to the third brake light I will go check today, I didn't even think about it and the truck isn't at my place right now.
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If none of your brake lights are working, it may be the BOO (brake on/off) switch located behind the pedal. Have someone watch the brake lights while you push in the switch contact with a screwdriver. You may have to give it a good push. If the light come on, see if you can adjust the position of the switch so that it's closer to the pedal. You can also try using some type of spacer on the contact.
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I checked tonight and all the other lights work except for the three brake lights. I will check tomorrow with the brake switch to see if that is the issue. If anyone has any other ideas feel free to throw them my way as well. I just don't want to replace parts that don't need replaced if I don't have to.
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:43 AM   #7
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the brakelight switch is pretty cheap iirc, and easy to change, mine went bad so it's a possability
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Put on a new brake switch on the pedal today and still no brake lights. Not sure what else to check now. Anyone have any ideas????
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Have you tried actually changing fuses with a known good one? Sometimes the fuses will blow, but it won't look like it is blown. Another thing to check would be grounds, though I would think they wouldn;t all go bad at once.
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I will give the fuse thing a shot today.
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