I'm sorry if I'm confusing things. Let's see if I can clarify this.
The brake light switch works perfectly. No problem there. Fuse is good. No problem there.
Turn signal lights work. Tailights work. 4 ways work.
Brake lights don't work.
There are only 5 wires that go from a connector on the left side of the fuse block under the dash, that go all the way to the back, inside the trunk, to another connector. The 5 wires from that connector go directly to the tailights, turn signal lights, ect. Of course, the wires are all bundled up and spliced.
Now, I've tested those 5 wires for voltage. 2 of the wires that are on the left side of the connector makes the test light blink when the turn signals are used, as well as the 4 ways, so I know those 2 are ok, and not part of the brake system.
The next wire is a brown one and carries the tailight voltage when the light switch is on. So that one is ok, and not part of the brake circuit, right?
That leaves 2 left. Remember, these 5 wires are the only wires going to the back to the connector that goes to the entire tailight assembly.
That must mean one or both of those 2 wires are for the brake lights, right?
Now, I'm not getting any voltage on either of those wires at the connector at the fuse block, with the brake light switch closed, yet I get voltage on both sides of the switch, which I should.
That means the wire from the switch that goes, somehow to the connector is broken or something. So, I want to bypass that wire to get voltage to the wire or wires on the connector that should be getting the voltage to feed the brake lights.
My problem is, I'm not sure which of those 2 wires, one is light green, and the other is sorta pink, is the one to try to jumper. I don't want to short something out.
I hope you have a clearer picture of what I'm asking for here. Which wire of those 2 should I try, and if I'm wrong, will I short out something, and just blow a fuse, or worse?
Again, please accept my apology for not being clear on this. I'm not that experienced with car wiring. Thanks.
There are 4 wires from the brake light switch. 2 are for the cruise control, so I think I can ignore them. Of course, they are hooked up though. As I said though, the switch works great.
Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 AT 2:58 PM