Tail lights not working

Tiny
BLUEEYESPDC
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  • 2002 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 173,000 MILES
The brake lights and the turn signals work fine. I have checked the fuses and the bulbs and they are both fine.

I have turn signals flashers and brake lights but no running lights. And it just happened all the sudden. There was a minor impact to rear do not know if that has anything to do with it or not. It only dented the bumper did not hit the lights.

I did not check that I just checked to see that the fuses were not blown there is a separate fuse for the left and right side. They both look okay.

Please help.
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Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 AT 1:55 AM

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Tiny
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You should have power to both sides of fuse number two and three turn the parking lights on and check for power to both sides of the fuses.

Lets see if there is power across both sides of the fuses first and go from there.
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Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 AT 2:37 AM
Tiny
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Okay, I will check that tomorrow. So I check with a test light where the fuses go into the box? Is there a specific relay for the running/tail lights?
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Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 AT 3:25 AM
Tiny
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I checked with a simple test light and there is nothing at the fuses. What now?
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Sunday, June 17th, 2012 AT 4:56 PM
Tiny
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Can you let me know what the final resolve was please? I am experiencing the exact issue with my van! Thanks man.
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Sunday, July 15th, 2012 AT 7:50 PM
Tiny
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Come to find out it was actually missing the relay for the daytime driving lights.
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Monday, July 16th, 2012 AT 5:50 AM
Tiny
KEN
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Hey BLUEEYESPDC,

Someone took the relay out? Below are wiring diagrams for anyone else that wants to troubleshoot this problem. Start with the parking light relay

Here are some guides to help you fix the problem:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/no-tail-lights-exterior-running-lights-tail-lights-out

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

Please let us know what you find so it will help others.

Best, Ken

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