Third brake Light

Tiny
WAYNE PFEIFFER
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  • 2012 FORD MUSTANG
  • 3.7L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 75,000 MILES
Third brake light was not lighting, replaced third brake light and BCM. Worked for a few weeks and now no third brake light again. Checked third brake light with battery and lights fine. No output from BCM to third brake light. All other lights working fine. Traced wires and cannot see any breaks or worn down insulation, I am at a loss.
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Sunday, June 25th, 2017 AT 9:53 AM

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Tiny
HMAC300
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Check the two wires marked coming from multi function switch that go to body module see if they work with brake applied. Then check third brake light ground center of trunk.
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Sunday, June 25th, 2017 AT 10:17 AM
Tiny
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http://iihs.net/fsm/?d=711&f=090%20-%20Turn%20Signal%20and%20Stop%20and%20Hazard%20Lamps.pdf&p=5

Here is what I am getting turn signals work fine, it is just the third brake light not working. The ground for the third brake light is not on the trunk, it joins with the trunk release and right brake light to a common ground with other circuits. Checked the ground and it seems to be fine. I am getting the brake switch signal into the BCM, but not the signal out to the third brake. all the other brake lights are working fine which uses the same brake switch signal and all run through the BCM. The third brake light is working fine as I use a battery to power it and works fine. I have checked the wiring for pinched wires and rubbing but cannot find anything. It will work for a few weeks then for some reason, the BCM will blow again. I am just at a loss on this one and just looking for suggestions/ideas, heat related? known problems with Ford BCM's?, updates? Thought someone would find something I am missing.

http://iihs.net/fsm/?d=711&f=090%20-%20Turn%20Signal%20and%20Stop%20and%20Hazard%20Lamps.pdf&p=4
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Sunday, June 25th, 2017 AT 11:21 AM
Tiny
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The brake lights have to go through the multi function switch in order to work. The only other thing that you can do is to have a mechanic scan for codes as it may be a can/bus problem which only a pro scanner will pickup and that means one module is not talking to another. Or it is a smart junction box problem which Ford seems to have a lot of problems with.
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Sunday, June 25th, 2017 AT 12:38 PM

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