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Brake light problem

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 48bill, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. 48bill
    Joined: Mar 27, 2001
    Posts: 384


    In my 48 F-1 pick up I have a weird situation with the brake lites.

    I have a Centech wiring harness kit installed and have had no problems for 30,000 miles until this week. The directional switch is an aftermarket "Signal-Stat" unit.

    The 1157 bulbs are both good and the bright light element works with the right and left directionals and the hazard flashers. The problem is that the left (driver's side) brake light doesn't lite when the pedal is depressed. The brake light switch is a mechanical one from Wire Works.

    Any ideas as to why I have no left side brake light?

    Thanks for your help.

  2. If the right side brake light works fine when you push the brake pedal, then there's probably nothing wrong with the brake pedal switch. It sounds like maybe a bad switch contact in the turn signal switch.
  3. ...ditto what Rustybolts said, I had a similar problem, turned out to be a bad contact in turn signal switch.
  4. Enginetuner
    Joined: Dec 8, 2006
    Posts: 192


    Check your grounds

  5. Paul2748
    Joined: Jan 8, 2003
    Posts: 2,239


    Check the wire from the column to make sure it didn't come loose at the union.
  6. jackandeuces
    Joined: Feb 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,013


    Check the ground,causes many funny problems
  7. rodknocker
    Joined: Jan 31, 2006
    Posts: 2,266


    check the socket,&make sure you have continuity all the way through

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