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post #1 of 11 Old 01-19-2009, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
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Lost my brake lights

Noticed today that both left and right side brake lights as well as third brake light were not working. My taillights,blinkers and back up lights work but not my brake lights. I looked in the fuse box to see if it showed a fuse for brake lights and could not find a fuse listed. i also looked in the owners manual but it doesn't say anything about a fuse for the brake lights.
I'm thinking it could possibly be the switch up under the dash but am not posative, just seems to make sense. Does anyone know what else could be the problem? Right now I have no brake lights so any help would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 11 Old 01-19-2009, 04:50 AM
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That's a little odd, my guess is the same as yours though, since none of the lights work.........I would try the pedal switch first!
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You have 2 separate circuits for the brake lights and the 3rd brake light....so I doubt the fuse will be the problem....I say it's your brake light switch.

Does everything else work? Dome light? Lighter? Horn?

There is a fuse for the brake lights, I'm not sure which fuse it is offhand.

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check the relay on the back of the fuse panel thats under the dash.

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You have 2 separate circuits for the brake lights and the 3rd brake light....so I doubt the fuse will be the problem....I say it's your brake light switch.

Does everything else work? Dome light? Lighter? Horn?

There is a fuse for the brake lights, I'm not sure which fuse it is offhand.
Dome light & horn both work, everything else seems to be working, didn't notice anything else not working. I bet it is the brake light switch, thing that sucks is at 6' and 280 Lbs. it's a royal pain in the ass to try and work up under the dash, have a hard time fitting down in the floorboard. Wonder what it would cost to have the dealer fix it?
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This guy had the same problem and cured it after replacing the TR TOW fuse. Top one with the red arrow. http://www.dakota-durango.com/forum/...6&postcount=17
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If that doesn't cure it. It's easy enough to test the brake switch if you've got a test light. If you get under the dash (I know you said you have a hard time so maybe have a friend do it.) If you look at the brake switch you will see the wires coming from the plug. There should be one that is White with a tan stripe. Probe that wire, or probe the pin where it goes into the switch, and with the other end of your test light grounded, press the brake pedal. The light should light up.

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thanks for the responses everyone and Bwdakrt thanks for the link to the other post with the diagram. On the diagram it listed the fuse as "brake" on my fuse cover it listed it as "ST LMP" I understand that LMP stands for lamp whats the ST (Stop.... ?) Anyway once I saw those diagrams and looked at those fuses I found the one I circled in blue was blown. it was a very fine brake and hard to see, when I looked at the fuses yesterday I looked right over it. It was one of the square fuses where the top is clear. Anyway brake lights work now, well except for the third brakelight but I'm thinking it might be the bulb cause all the other fuses look ok. Anyway i circled the one that was the culprit.
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thanks for the responses everyone and Bwdakrt thanks for the link to the other post with the diagram. On the diagram it listed the fuse as "brake" on my fuse cover it listed it as "ST LMP" I understand that LMP stands for lamp whats the ST (Stop.... ?) Anyway once I saw those diagrams and looked at those fuses I found the one I circled in blue was blown. it was a very fine brake and hard to see, when I looked at the fuses yesterday I looked right over it. It was one of the square fuses where the top is clear. Anyway brake lights work now, well except for the third brakelight but I'm thinking it might be the bulb cause all the other fuses look ok. Anyway i circled the one that was the culprit.
Excellent!! Glad you got them working!
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I had the same problem with my 04 Dakota change fuse but also still have no 3rd brakelight any ideas how to get it working. bulb is good
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