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Why would the brake lights work on a 1989 Jeep Cherokee but tail lights and console lights do not work?

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2004-11-08 14:10:03
2004-11-08 14:10:03

Console lights and brake lighting are on different circuits (Fused seperately). Check the following: bulbs, bases, corroded connections, poor ground, blown fuses, faulty light switch.

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check the fuse for the brake lights, they have thier own. also check the brake light switch at the at the top of the brake petal

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The brake light in the dash would be on because the emergency brake is on. If you mean the brake lights in the back, this would be because you are pressing the brake peddle or something is broken.

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The bulb is burnt out. If the problem was a fuse, then all brake lights and probably the dashboard lights would be out as well.

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The most likely cause is a bad brake light switch (if none of the brake lights illuminate) but if its only one of the brake lights, try changing the bulb. Even if they still work as running or turn lights because they have a double filament and may still work partially, but not as brake lights.

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Those tail lights could be the brake lights you are seeing and that would be a faulty brake light switch or the brake light switch is out of adjustment.

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I would check the bulbs in the tail lights first. Your Brake switch is working ,because of the third brake light is coming on.Ususally all the brake lights are on the same fuse.... Thanks DomAnswerCenter window light is on a separate circuit. Manufacturers did that so you don't lose all the brake lights at once. Check connections at brake switch and fuses. If ok look for broken wire in harness...............good luck, Mike

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check the brake light switch that is on top of your brake pedal under the dash, could be out of adjustment or bad.

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If you mean the brake lights are stuck on, then check the stoplight switch located on the top of the brake pedal.

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If none of the brake lights are working i would suspect the brake switch at the brake pedal.

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More than likely it is the brake light switch that is attached to the brake pedal.

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Check your fuses. Sometimes it is just that simple.


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