For me i rather find the real problem and sort it out and do it properly, if theres any suggestion please let me know, thanks heaps! This replacement was a perfect match and I have replacement bulbs from my old unit just incase a bulb goes out. Tell your wife a little spoilage won't hurt him or you one bit. Any input or info would be greatly appreciated. If you want to do it yourself, it's not hard, I just didn't want to climb under the steering wheel. It may have a silicone or a sealer holding it in place, so if it does, slowly pull the assembly towards you as you cut away anything holding it in place after the screws are removed. I did have some instrumentation recently added for a research study and it looks like they patted into fuse location 12.
Neither are the back tail lights. This forum really helped me, but in my case the problem was not necessarily the stop light switch on the brake pedal, but it was the electrical contact pins male and female in the plug and switch socket. If you have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it. It's located down by where the brake peddle hinges in the foot well. Are they on fuse 3 inside? The fuse is normally a 15 or 20 amp fuse, it will blow because of a short a place were the pos. Theres only 2wires goin to ballast and 2wires from ballast to the 3rd brake light, i checked the wires goin before the ballast which it supposed to give 12v power to ignite the ballast but theres nothing at all.
As always, search is your friend with finding those posts. Some components may have multiple fuses, so make sure you check all of the fuses that are linked to the component in question. You can find a replacement third brake light for your Ford Explorer at PartsGeek. Depending on local and state laws, driving with a non-functioning brake light may also be considered a road hazard and subject to citation. The front yellow lights do work.
While I am not sure that I located exactally the problem, I do have brakelights that work again. A wiring harness connector anywhere in that circuit has become unplugged, or loose. The Ford Explorer Third Brake Light, as the name suggests, is an additional third brake light on the back of the vehicle that enhances the standard two brake lights. Continue until clean fluid comes out with no air in it. I was told about the trick two or three years ago by an old Ford mechanic. Disconnect the switch and check the voltage at the contacts.
If you need to replace a blown fuse in your Expedition, make sure you replace it with one that has the same amperage as the blown fuse. This should be in your owners manual if you have one. I hope this help someone. This slurry doesn't create a dead short, but acts as a resistor between the pos and neg, with the result that although there is enough juice to operate the tail lights, there's not enough to trigger the ballast. Thank you and I'll be sure to come back again as the need arises.
If… My wife has experienced this on several occasions. Pull the bulb straight out. BoholMark answered 4 years ago Yeah, you're right. It is not a bayonet lock. Further, your description of the test is not very clear. My 3rd high brake light not woking at all, i checked if theres a 12v power on the plug but nothing, im trying to find where the wiring go to so i can check from the other end first. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Seems that the connectors, even with the covers on, tend to fill with road salt, grime and muck. Posted on Sep 03, 2011. Well I'm off to bed enjoy your day. With genuine Ford, you find nice looks along with precision manufacture. The fuse for the brake on off switch is located in the fuse panel inside the vehicle see picture below.
Please don't take offense to this, Top Jmmy, but I assume you have checked the lamps and they have continutity must be checked with an ohm meter because sometimes you can't see the break and that the lamps have two fillaments, one for brake and one for park lights. It also runs your rear lift glass and a couple other courtesy items. I have a 98 Ford Explorer with the same problem. I had a friend start tearing everything apart only to find out he hadn't depressed the pedal and put power to the light. You need to determine if your vehicle has a neon based light which requires a ballast or otherwise.
I have a 1996 ranger and as far as I know the tail lights have been working fine. Also in that same picture is a diagram of the fuse layout. Pumping the pedal mixes the air in the… I'm having the same problem! I've seen this switch knocked out of place before or even broken. If it has opened due to a short in the solenoid or the wires leading to it you may see visible signs of the disruption by a change in the plastic insulation covering the… No. On the 1997 Ford Explorer, in the fuse panel on the end of the dash visible with driver's door open there are separate fuses for your brake lights in location 2 which is a 7. I believe it's just a connection problem, but it could be a short in the wiring. Links below may have some useful info.
But I discovered yesterday that my tail lights are out. If you do not have one and would like a copy of it, you can email me at with your make, model and year and I will be happy to email you a copy. It also runs your rear lift glass and a … couple other courtesy items. Jenna answered 4 years ago Let me follow that up. The lights still work when I brake, so I know bulbs aren't out. In addition, testing a ballast isn't very easy.