1998 Ford Explorer lights

Tiny
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Electrical problem
1998 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic

Where is the fuse and which number is the brake lights fuse? It has all lights but when the brakes are applied they do not come on.
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Friday, August 28th, 2009 AT 10:07 PM

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Tiny
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Hello -
Check fuses 9 and 13


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Fuse_Panel_Ford_1.jpg


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Friday, August 28th, 2009 AT 10:27 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

Also, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Explorer_Recalls_1.jpg


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Friday, August 28th, 2009 AT 11:52 PM
Tiny
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Ok tried fuses and the brake lights still do not come on when applied. The fuses are not blown.
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Monday, August 31st, 2009 AT 6:42 PM
Tiny
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Do the parking lights work?

If they work then please check the bulb with a known good bulb. Not trying to insult you by the way just covering all the bases. It may look good but isn't.

Does your high mount brake light work?
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Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 AT 5:38 PM
Tiny
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OK I'll try that. But none of the brake lights work. All (3) are not working and when the lights are on the tail lights are on but still no brake illumination, or brighter than running lights. No worries about insults I'll try anything to fix the poblem. Thanks for your help
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Friday, September 4th, 2009 AT 10:32 PM
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If all of your bulbs are good, then check the switch at the brake pedal and see if it is making contact. When you press the brake the switch should go in. Many times they stick in thus you let off the brake and the lights stay on. Maybe it is disconnected or some push in through a clip and it may have come off the clip
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Saturday, September 5th, 2009 AT 12:11 AM
Tiny
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After careful examination (not) its not a fuse or a bulb. Its the clip, its broken the dealer she bought it from, taped it on and after time the tape let go. I am putting a cinch tie on it till I can get it fixed popperly. Thanks for all your help.
Tim
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Saturday, September 5th, 2009 AT 11:49 AM
Tiny
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Fantastic glad you got it going and found the problem

I would still check out the recalls to see if any apply to your vehicle

Thanks again for the update have a great weekend.
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Saturday, September 5th, 2009 AT 11:52 AM

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