No brake lights

Tiny
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  • 1996 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
Brakes problem
1996 Chevy Silverado

We have tested fuses and they are good! But we still don't have any brake lights! Have tail lights and back up lights. Is there a brake light switch somewhere?

Husband thinks it could be this plug in with 6 wires that goes on the brake rod to the master cylinder. (Hope that's what he told me)
Is there anyway to test that part?

Please help me
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Monday, May 18th, 2009 AT 4:49 PM

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Tiny
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The brake light switch is on the top of the brake pedal. Use a test light to see if you have power on both sides once the pedal is depressed (orange wire)

Here is a guide to help you get the job done.

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

There is a tail lamp relay as well

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

Here is a wiring diagram to help (below)

Please let us know what you find.

Cheers
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Monday, May 18th, 2009 AT 8:10 PM
Tiny
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Yes, my husband said there is a rear tail light circuit board and he will check that.

Will this test tell of the brake light switch is bad?

Thanks for your help I appreciate it.
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Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 AT 6:34 AM
Tiny
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Yes it will, you can check for power in to the switch (which is hot all the time) and when you hit the brakes, there should be power coming out from the other wire. If I had to guess.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 AT 3:12 PM
Tiny
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Hey guys, finally gave up on trying to solve this mystery. Took it to the pros and found there is a fuse under the hood. Changed the fuse and now it works.

Hope this helps others!

Husband says he didn't know they could be under the hood. Sigh.
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Friday, June 12th, 2009 AT 7:31 AM
Tiny
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Good to hear, please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.

Cheers, Ken
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