2001 JEEP CHEROKEE BRAKE LIGHTS DO NOT WORK

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2001 Jeep Cherokee 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 124000 miles

I have a 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 2wd. I recently found out that my brake lights are not working. All of the running lights/parking lights work on the front and rear but nothing happens when I push the brake pedal. My turn signals also work. I have checked all the fuses and bulbs. They all seem to be okay. All other lights are in working order. What components could be at fault and is this something I can fix myself? The brakes themselves work fine. It's just the brake lights that aren't working.

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Saturday, December 13th, 2008 AT 3:40 PM

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Does the 3rd brake light work ?

Check brake light switch and fuses

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Saturday, December 13th, 2008 AT 3:45 PM
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Check the brake light switch follow the brake pedal arm to the brake support bracket. Unplug it and jump the connector-did the light come On? If so adjust or replace the switch.

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Saturday, December 13th, 2008 AT 3:45 PM
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No, the third brake light does not work. I have checked the fuses and all seem to be okay. I will examine the brake switch. Is it easy to find and get to?

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Saturday, December 13th, 2008 AT 8:25 PM
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What is the easiest way to "jump" the switch? When the switch is jumped, will the lights stay on even if the brake is not pressed?

Thanks for your input.

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Saturday, December 13th, 2008 AT 8:27 PM
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Switch is located at top of brake paddle
use a test light check for power at the terminal
is u have power jump the terminals (use a fused wire and connect the two terminals )and if lights comes on switch no good need a new switch
good luck

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Saturday, December 13th, 2008 AT 9:47 PM

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