Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WJ > Troubleshooting/Problems

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 04-27-2012, 11:02 PM
Member
My Jeep: 1999 WJ
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1122
beto4632 is on a distinguished road
Tail Light problems

So i have a 99 jeep grand cherokee, and today i got screamed by a lady that my brake lights did not work. So i got home and they turn on but when i press on the break they don't light up brighter or when there off they don't even show and 3rd brake light does not work ither i put a led in there it worked but now i have this. What could be the problems thanks guys don't want nobody hitting me by the rear.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-27-2012, 11:47 PM
mon_21's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chantilly, Virginia
Posts: 1,165
Thanks: 1
Thanked 11 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 69068
mon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Tail Light problems

You need to check the connectors from the main tail light housing. Remove the twist-on bulb socket and look inside the main tail light and you will find 3 silver metals ( 1 on one side and 2 on the other ) that are attached to the plastic. You need to pry up just a tad the Single sided one to make sure it connects with the bulb housing. Re-attach the bulb and test.

If the plastic is cracked or melted, or still wont make contact after prying it, get a small piece of foil and fold it big enough and place it BETWEEN the metal part that you lifted n the plastic.

Check 3rd light after, if still not working you might need to replace the bulb.
__________________

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-28-2012, 12:11 AM
Member
My Jeep: 1999 WJ
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1122
beto4632 is on a distinguished road
Re: Tail Light problems

Thank You i will give that a try tomorrow.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-28-2012, 12:18 AM
mon_21's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chantilly, Virginia
Posts: 1,165
Thanks: 1
Thanked 11 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 69068
mon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Tail Light problems

Quote:
Originally Posted by beto4632 View Post
Thank You i will give that a try tomorrow.

No problem man, good luck!
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-28-2012, 12:44 AM
mon_21's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chantilly, Virginia
Posts: 1,165
Thanks: 1
Thanked 11 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 69068
mon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond reputemon_21 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Tail Light problems

Ive got a question thou, do your brakes lights turn on when stepping on the brakes with the lights off? If they do, then try what I posted above. If they dont light up, check for fuse first! Its number 23 inside the box next to the battery.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-28-2012, 04:24 PM
Frango100's Avatar
Premium Member

My Jeep: 2004 4.7L WJ
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Brazil
Posts: 4,776
Thanks: 9
Thanked 68 Times in 66 Posts
Rep Power: 525699
Frango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond reputeFrango100 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Tail Light problems

When no brake light works, its or the fuse, or the switch itself or wiring. The switch has an adjustment feature. To see if the adjustment is the problem, press the switch with a finger and see if that makes any change. If yes, it has to be adjusted.
__________________
Frank

JEEP Grand Cherokee 4.7 Lmtd 2004
HID 8000K in low and fog / Quad Squad member
Monroe Reflex shocks / Pirelli Scorpion ATR 245/65/17 - Transgo reprogramming shiftkit.

VW Beetle 2.0 TSI 2013
My new toy
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-28-2012, 06:31 PM
Member
My Jeep: 1999 WJ
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1122
beto4632 is on a distinguished road
Re: Tail Light problems

So i finally got to it today and it was my fuse. #23 was blown out swapped it out and it worked again. thanks guys
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Driver Tail light DJCompaq Interior/Exterior/Visual 6 05-17-2012 04:22 PM
08 Tail light removal problems Unclefastguy Grand Cherokee - WK 4 01-21-2010 10:38 PM
Tail light warping problems? Relwarc Visual Modifications 21 07-25-2009 05:56 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community