Mechanics

95 BRAKE LIGHTS

1995 Ford Explorer

The brake lights on my 95 Limited Edition Ford Explorer are not coming on. The truck has 124,000 miles. The third light works fine. I've checked the bulbs and fuses both are fine.
A mechanic looked it over and after testing the electrical currents in the front and back said there is no current reaching back to the brake lights. The current starts off good and is disconnected somewhere btwn the front and back.
Should I take this problem to the Ford dealer or can a regular mechanic fix it? How much should it cost? Could there be something else affecting the lights?
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Natasha1076
May 3, 2006.



The brake lights go through the turn sig switch the third brake light sig comes diretly from the brake light switch that is why your third brake light works but the rear lights dont replace the turn sig swicth(mutifunction switch)

Tiny
Importbasher89
May 5, 2006.
I will try that tonight. Is this something I can do myself? (If so how).

Tiny
Natasha1076
May 8, 2006.
Look you have power to the socket and a ground so the brake light switch is doing it's job--try a socket replacement!

Tiny
Losone
May 8, 2006.
I wanted to let you know that the problem ended up being a broken lamp out module. The dealer charged me $215 to repair. Being I got the repairs done there they waived the $79 diagnostic fee. Or did theyf?

The dealer also says I need a new tensioner. Gonna charge $226 for that.

Well thank both of you for your help! : D

Tiny
Natasha1076
May 23, 2006.
The tensioner is a common failure and costs about $50.00 you can do it your self, pretty easy after you remove the belt.

Tiny
Losone
May 23, 2006.
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