Brake light switch wiring diagram - no brake lights?

Tiny
LBFOLTZ
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  • 2001 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 110,000 MILES
The turn lights work. The brake lights don't come on, on my truck or trailer. What and how do I check to identify and fix the problem?
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Thursday, January 24th, 2008 AT 6:19 PM

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Tiny
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It sounds like the fuse #5 20 amp can be blown or the brake light switch is out here is a guide to help you test the fuse and a wiring diagrams to see where the power stops check the brake light switch first. Here is the brake light wiring daigrams below so you can see how the system works.

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

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.
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Thursday, January 24th, 2008 AT 6:32 PM
Tiny
LBFOLTZ
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My 01 Dodge Dakota does not have that kind of switch. It has a connector with six wires on it and if you remove it you have to replace it. I did :(. If the switch does not work the cruse control will not work. I found this out while driving with the switch out of place. I found the fuse you mentioned and it was blown so I installed a new one and all fixed!
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 AT 5:25 PM
Tiny
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If anyone can give me some advice

While in traffic I noticed my speedometer was no longer working. Seconds later the brake light and ABS light came on. After looking at an online forum I decided to go to AutoZone to get a speed sensor (which I still cannot figure out if it goes on the rear differential or the transmission). On the way home the transmission light came on. I now have three dash lights on and a broken speedometer, all happened within eight hours of each other. Also, I noticed that it is not shifting right either, it only shifts in high RPM's, and not as smooth as it used to.
I am mostly worried about the tranny issues.

Thanks for your time, please share knowledge/experiences.
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Saturday, August 11th, 2018 AT 2:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACK42
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Go to Dodge and get both speed sensors, 1 in rear diff and 1 in the trans.
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Saturday, August 11th, 2018 AT 2:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WWALK
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  • 1998 DODGE DAKOTA
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The abs light and brake light came on and speedometer stopped working right
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Saturday, August 11th, 2018 AT 2:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JDL
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Welcome to the forum, my first thought was a speed sensor. Have the trouble codes checked, some of the national brand autostores will check codes for free.
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Saturday, August 11th, 2018 AT 2:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Would this effect idling as well, cuase I noticed that when my ABS & Brake light came on the car now dies sometimes when slowing rapidly to idle? A bad battery can effect idling.
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Saturday, August 11th, 2018 AT 2:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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It might, I'd get the codes checked.
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Saturday, August 11th, 2018 AT 2:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Drivers side brake light doesn't work? Replaced both sides. Turn signal and running lights work and brake light works on passenger side. Also right turn signal flashes very fast. It started doing that when I had to disconnect passenger side fog lamp because bracket broke.
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Saturday, August 11th, 2018 AT 2:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JOE F
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Have you checked the socket to see if power is there? Often times, the socket itself goes bad and the light doesn't make a connection. As far as the fast flashing, that indicates there is a bulb burned out. If I recall, there are two bulbs for the front. If one is out, it will still appear to be working because it lights up, but will flash really fast because one is burned out.

Check that and let me know what you find.
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Saturday, August 11th, 2018 AT 2:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BMP569
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Socket? Theres only one bulb that is used for all three functions. How can flash and running lights work if socket is bad?
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Saturday, August 11th, 2018 AT 2:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JOE F
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There is more than one connection to the bulb.
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Saturday, August 11th, 2018 AT 2:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ARMYPATTERSON
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I have a 2002 dodge dakota the passenger side brake light wont work the signals, hazard light work and the back-up liights work every thing works on the driver side I replace the brake sensor that sets above the brake pedal and no change.
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Sunday, July 28th, 2019 AT 5:50 PM (Merged)
Tiny
TOOOMANYTOYS
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The only bulb out is on the passenger side? Has the bulb been replaced. This is a two filament bulb. Which mean even though the tail lights work. The brake light side may be burnt. Also check the socket for corrosion.
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Sunday, July 28th, 2019 AT 5:50 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MITTENS1113
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  • 1996 DODGE DAKOTA
Electrical problem
1996 Dodge Dakota 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual

I have no brake lights or reverse lights. Replaced the brake switch, checked fuses, and bulbs.
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Sunday, July 28th, 2019 AT 5:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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For the brake lights check and test the multifunction switch and for the reverse light check fuse no. 3 15amp and back lamp switch to include the ground circuit
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Sunday, July 28th, 2019 AT 5:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ALVIN
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Have check brake switch it is working there is connection under driver side door pulled it apart check wiring going back it is all good and light bulbs are all good. I have a chilton repair manual it show the wring going through a multi function switch the third brake light on cab works but it does not go to this multi fuction switch. Is this the problem and what is it? My book does not tell me thanks alvin
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Sunday, July 28th, 2019 AT 5:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Test the multi function switch the lower brake lights circuit goes thru there. The left brake is the dark green and red, right brake is the brown and red wire-
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Sunday, July 28th, 2019 AT 5:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ALVIN
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I checks these wires at the connection when I had it apart had nothing from cab side. Can you tell me where the multi fuction switch is? Could it be the turn signal switch? Thank you for the reply alvin
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Sunday, July 28th, 2019 AT 5:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Its the turn/hazard switch-
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