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beto4632 04-27-2012 11:02 PM

Tail Light problems
So i have a 99 jeep grand cherokee, and today i got screamed by a lady :lol: 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.

mon_21 04-27-2012 11:47 PM

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.

beto4632 04-28-2012 12:11 AM

Re: Tail Light problems
Thank You i will give that a try tomorrow.

mon_21 04-28-2012 12:18 AM

Re: Tail Light problems

Originally Posted by beto4632 (Post 620524)
Thank You i will give that a try tomorrow.

No problem man, good luck!

mon_21 04-28-2012 12:44 AM

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.

Frango100 04-28-2012 04:24 PM

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.

beto4632 04-28-2012 06:31 PM

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

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