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rookeworld6
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 9:15 am    Post subject: Break Lights not working Reply with quote

I currently have a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Larado and the break lights do not work. The regular lights do iluminate, but they do not brighten when the break is engauged. I tried switching out the break switch under the pedal and it didnt sove the problem. I aslo checked the bulbs and the fuses and nothing. I have concluded that it may be an electrical problem, but I am not 100% sure. If anyone has had this problem or knows how to fix or trouble shoot it I would really appreciate some input.
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check to see if the switch is getting power. Is it adjusted properly?
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there an aftermarket hitch installed? Could be a problem with that wiring as well...
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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup.. I would look under near the BRAKE (sorry I had to.. Mr. Green) pedal and make sure you have power going into the switch..

after that I would check to see if your power from the switch makes it to socket.. I have heard of the brake light sockets going out. They need white lithium grease in them to make them water proof and stop corrosion..

Good luck.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:42 am    Post subject: i've had same problem Reply with quote

I've had the same problem before! I hopw this isn't too late. I found that there somehow was a bad ground! being from a "Northern" state I should have thought of it sooner. Instead of tracing the wiring system for the lights, i took a jumper wire from the ground lead at the socket and grounded it directly to the body of the jeep behind the light housing so as not to be visible! It worked and got my car inspectable! Hope this helps and isn't too late!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good Idea.. I have heard that before .. Very well could be the problem..
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditto here~!
I support your point of view 。
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

swamp boy wrote:
Yup.. I would look under near the BRAKE (sorry I had to.. Mr. Green) pedal and make sure you have power going into the switch..

after that I would check to see if your power from the switch makes it to socket.. I have heard of the brake light sockets going out. They need white lithium grease in them to make them water proof and stop corrosion..

Good luck.


Hi, I'm a new ZJ owner (as of yesterday) and on the way home, all my brake lights stopped working. I wanna check this switch, is it mounted right on the brake pedal itself and to check the power will it only have power when the pedal is pushed or should it have power all the time?

Thanks for the help
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bombagee wrote:
swamp boy wrote:
Yup.. I would look under near the BRAKE (sorry I had to.. Mr. Green) pedal and make sure you have power going into the switch..

after that I would check to see if your power from the switch makes it to socket.. I have heard of the brake light sockets going out. They need white lithium grease in them to make them water proof and stop corrosion..

Good luck.


Hi, I'm a new ZJ owner (as of yesterday) and on the way home, all my brake lights stopped working. I wanna check this switch, is it mounted right on the brake pedal itself and to check the power will it only have power when the pedal is pushed or should it have power all the time?

Thanks for the help



Nevermind, I figured it out, just wasn't adjusted properly... Very Happy
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