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Old 05-25-2012, 05:21 AM
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Default Help, brake lights not working?

When I turn my headlights on, the brake lights comes on but without the headlights, it will not come on, any ideas??? For now I am going to replace all the fuses in the fuseboxes to see if its a quick fix since I got to have working brakelights to go to work and don't have the time to go over everything. any help is appreciated.
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:44 AM
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Default Re: Help, brake lights not working?

okay so far I replaced the fuses (they're good), replaced the brake light switch and my brake lights are still not working. any suggestions???
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Manual Transmission 5-speed
68k miles
Blacked out third brake, tail lights.
Two 5% tint on back window and 15% on sides with 5% tint strip on front.
Bullit glasspack dual exhaust
Clear-black headlights
"Mesh" grill with blacked out ford oval.
"Built Ford Tough"
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:55 AM
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Default Re: Help, brake lights not working?

did you do anything mod wise to the truck before this happened?

And are you referring to your taillights coming on with the headlights but not lighting up when you press on the brake pedal?
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:29 AM
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i put in a new radio and a hid kit. brakelights wont work at all. headlights and no headlights. flashers and turn signals work tho

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clitch pedal position switch, starter interrupt relay , anti theft fuse keeps blowing as well ( the 24 )
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2000 Ford Ranger XLT Reg Cab
Manual Transmission 5-speed
68k miles
Blacked out third brake, tail lights.
Two 5% tint on back window and 15% on sides with 5% tint strip on front.
Bullit glasspack dual exhaust
Clear-black headlights
"Mesh" grill with blacked out ford oval.
"Built Ford Tough"
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:27 AM
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Default Re: Help, brake lights not working?

I got the brake lights working, i didn't know i was supposed to put the switch back on the pedal, not just wire it up. damn hearing loss prevented me from understanding the video on the youtube. However, I am still working on why that fuse keeps blowing.
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2000 Ford Ranger XLT Reg Cab
Manual Transmission 5-speed
68k miles
Blacked out third brake, tail lights.
Two 5% tint on back window and 15% on sides with 5% tint strip on front.
Bullit glasspack dual exhaust
Clear-black headlights
"Mesh" grill with blacked out ford oval.
"Built Ford Tough"
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:23 AM
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Default Re: Help, brake lights not working?

Which fuse keeps blowing?? and make a sig with your truck specs engine and trans?

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Disregard first question. Double check any wire connections that you made with lights and radio and make sure all is done correct and taped so nothing is making contact with metal.
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:37 PM
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Default Re: Help, brake lights not working?

Got my radio fixed now we're hooking up my cb radio.
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Manual Transmission 5-speed
68k miles
Blacked out third brake, tail lights.
Two 5% tint on back window and 15% on sides with 5% tint strip on front.
Bullit glasspack dual exhaust
Clear-black headlights
"Mesh" grill with blacked out ford oval.
"Built Ford Tough"
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:19 PM
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Default Re: Help, brake lights not working?

Was that the problem with the fuses??
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: Help, brake lights not working?

only the number 24 fuse keeps blowing, I don't know why but my dad got tired of working on it so he wanted to fix the radio and get it over with. That fuse goes for Clutch Pedal Position/Starter Interrupt Relay/Anti-Theft.
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2000 Ford Ranger XLT Reg Cab
Manual Transmission 5-speed
68k miles
Blacked out third brake, tail lights.
Two 5% tint on back window and 15% on sides with 5% tint strip on front.
Bullit glasspack dual exhaust
Clear-black headlights
"Mesh" grill with blacked out ford oval.
"Built Ford Tough"
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:21 PM
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Default Re: Help, brake lights not working?

Ok. IIRC Your clutch pedal position sensor is under the dash near the top of the clutch pedal. i would inspect those wires and see if you have anything rubbing or pinched and shorting/grounding out.
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