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04-19-2008, 03:06 PM
I was traveling back home from a short outing, and the wife was following me in our Jimmy. About 1/3 of the way home, she said that my brake lights were not working.

Traffic was light, so we came on home. Simultaneous failure of both lights indicates to me that I have a fuse failure or perhaps a switch failure. The turn signals and taillights work. I have looked at the Ford fuse panel layout, but I can't figure out which of the fuses supplies the brake lights.

Any help would be appreciated.

04-19-2008, 04:04 PM
Larry, The best way to test when you don't know which fuse it is is to use a test light and touch both sides of the fuse if bad it will not light, Best way I think with out removing the fuse's.
Hope this gives you some help!


05-10-2008, 11:03 AM
The brake light problem has been fixed. The brake lights are powered from a fuse panel underneath the dash, and this panel, in turn, is powered from a fuse panel under the "hood" Corrosion had build up on this panel, and dropping voltage from it normal value down to less than 8 volts.