Brake lights not working

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STEVE LAGERVALL
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  • 1990 FORD F-150
  • 150,000 MILES
Brake lights will not work, short in turn signal switch how do I replace?
My truck has a tilt wheel and cruises control.
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Thursday, September 27th, 2018 AT 8:50 AM

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KEN
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Hello,

Here are the instructions with diagrams below to help you replace the blinker switch.

TURN SIGNAL SWITCH REPLACE
1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
2. Remove horn switch, then the steering wheel.
3. Remove turn signal switch lever by unscrewing from steering column.
4. On 1987 models, remove lower steering column shroud. On 1989-91 models, remove upper and lower shrouds.
5. On all models, disconnect electrical connector from turn signal switch and remove switch attaching screws.
6. On models with tilt column and Bronco with fixed column, remove wires and terminals from steering column electrical connector, after noting color code and location of each connector. Remove plastic cover sleeve, if equipped, from wiring harness, then lift switch assembly out through opening in shift socket.
7. On models with fixed column except Bronco, remove switch assembly by lifting out of column while guiding connector plug through opening in shift socket.
8. Reverse procedure to install.

Steering Wheel

LESS AIRBAG

1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
2. Remove one retaining screw from underside of each steering wheel spoke, then lift horn switch assembly from steering wheel.
3. Disconnect horn switch electrical wires.
4. On models equipped with speed control, pinch the J'' clip ground wire terminal firmly and pull out of hole in steering wheel.
5. On all models, remove horn switch assembly, then the steering wheel retaining nut.
6. Using steering wheel puller tool No. T67L-3600-A or equivalent, remove steering wheel from shaft.
7. Reverse procedure to install.

WITH AIRBAG

1. Place front wheels in straight ahead position.
2. Disarm airbag system as outlined in MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES.
3. Remove airbag module to steering wheel attaching nuts.
4. Disconnect airbag electrical connector, then remove airbag module.
5. Disconnect horn/speed control harness electrical connector from steering wheel.
6. Remove steering wheel attaching bolt.
7. Using steering wheel puller tool No. T67L-3600-A or equivalent, remove steering wheel.
8. Reverse procedure to install. Torque steering wheel attaching bolt to 23-33 ft. Lbs. Torque airbag module attaching nuts to 3-4 ft. Lbs. Rearm airbag system.

Check out the diagrams (below). Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.

Cheers, Ken
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Sunday, September 30th, 2018 AT 11:36 AM

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