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Old 07-25-2015, 10:28 AM
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Brake lights

Hello to all, new member here. I just purchased my first jeep. 1983 cj7 4.2 6 cylinder. The brake lights don't work. The rear flashers don't either, but the front flashers do. Anyone have this problem and have a fix? I've tested the brake switch and I think it's OK. I can't imagine how you would remove it anyway. I need all your expertise and help!!!!!

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Re: Brake lights

This is a shot in the dark, as I don't have a CJ, however since you've already checked the brake light switch and mention that the hazards / flashers on the rear don't work either, I'd check to see if power is getting to the rear taillights. Possibly as simple as a fuse / bulbs, but could be wiring, bulb sockets, relays, etc.

Yea, I know... Not incredibly helpful, but a place to start. Grab a multimeter and see if you are even getting power back there and move on from there.

Best of luck!
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Old 07-27-2015, 05:09 PM
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Re: Brake lights

Check the terminals at the bottom of the steering column as the cj flashes the stop lights for the turn signals same lamp does both jobs !
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