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Old 10 May 2011, 09:51 am
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Hi All. First post. Needing some help w/ brake lights on '02 LE automatic. Left, right, and CHMSL are all out. Bulbs look good. Don't see them all going bad at the same time. Tail lights and turn signals are fine. Fuses check out good. Pulled and tested the brake light switch and it appears to be fine. Power is there and jumpered to the next post and still no lights. Tested the switch with a continuity tester and it seems to be working fine. The only thing that seems logical is a complete break in the wiring but I would expect other lighting or electrical problems. Ideas anyone?
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Old 10 May 2011, 10:34 am
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Maybe this will help. The Power Distribution Center are the fuses in the engine bay, the others are in the interior.

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Old 10 May 2011, 12:10 pm
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Thanks Crewzin for the reply. I had found this previously. It's helpful but hasn't solved the problem. My question is this at this point. If I'm jumpering between position 1 (pink/dk blue) and position 2 (white/tan) at the stop lamp switch connector and I'm still not getting any brake lights, what can it be besides a break in the wiring somewhere? I do have power at position 1 (the pink/dk blue wire). And if it's an open in the wiring, any idea where to look?

O.K., so maybe I'm the bonehead. It may just be bulbs, but strange that they all would go out at once. What's that all about. Had a 3057 sitting around and put it in one side and it lit! Swapped the other one around and looks like I've got multiple bad ones. Better check the CHMSL too. Headed to Advance for some new bulbs. Will keep you posted.

Just the bulbs! All 5 of them! Plus one back up light. Over $20 at Advance. But good to go now. Thanks again.

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Old 10 May 2011, 12:27 pm
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Yes, essentially your doing away with the brake lamp switch so that only leaves a break in the wiring as a reasonable deduction but, sorry, I don't know which way the wiring runs so can't tell you where to go from here.
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